Flash bulbs popping on the red carpet once created a part-time celebrity known as “One-Eyed Jack.” Jack Gerello, an up-and-comer with a penchant for crime-dramas, stood in front of paparazzi, hands in his pockets, trying to hold a smile that diminished with each photo.
A bulb shattered so quickly, that a tiny piece of glass shrapnel hit Jack in the eye. For the rest of the photo session, it remained closed. The photos released from this were the first photos taken of the young star. It landed him a role as a pirate, and the rest, they say, is history.