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Fangs or No Fangs – Keep Spiders Away from This Gatsby Star | Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton Reveals His Biggest Fear

Originally posted 06/10/2013 09:50AM

Going mano a mano with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby isn't nearly as nerve-racking for Joel Edgerton as sharing the screen with some eight-legged costars.

In his new thriller Wish You Were Here, which hit theaters this past weekend, Edgerton is among a group of friends vacationing in Cambodia when one disappears. 

"I have a massive fear of spiders," says Edgerton. "In one scene I had six tarantulas crawling on me!  Luckily they had be de-fanged, had they not I don't think I would have been able to do the scene."

When he's not fighting his fear of spiders, here's five more things the hot Australian star, 38, gets up to:

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