07:36 PM EDT 08/23/2014
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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