65 movie fun facts you didn’t know

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1. 28 Days Later was filmed on a Canon XL-1 DV camera using mini-DV tapes instead of 35mm film.

2. After a slew of drug related offences, Robert Downey Jr. was a semi-blacklisted celebrity until Kiss Kiss Bang Bang reignited his career.
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3. Alfred Hitchcock’s, Psycho (1960) was the first American film ever to show a flushing toilet.

4. Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid approximately $21,429 for every one of the 700 words he said in, Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

5. Barbie in Toy Story is voiced by Jodi Benson, best known for her role as Ariel in The Little Mermaid.

6. Bender from Futurama was named after John Bender from The Breakfast Club.

7. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) played a minor role in Spielbergs 1998, Saving Private Ryan.
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8. Carrie Fisher never wore a bra with this costume.
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9. Courtney Love insists that the role of the drug dealer, Lance, in Pulp Fiction was offered to Kurt Cobain.

10. Dan Aykroyd’s first script for Ghostbusters was set in the future and Ghostbusters were completely normal, like paramedics and firemen.

11. Darth Vader only has 12 minutes of screen time in the original Star Wars.

12. Django Unchained is the first time in 16 years that Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t get the top billing.

13. Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn failed his driving test eight times.

14. Fantasia (1940) was originally a short called The Sorcerers Apprentice, but Walt Disney overspent on the score and decided to make it feature length film rather than waste money.

15. For Dr. Strangelove, Peter Sellers was paid $1 million, 55 percent of the film’s budget.

16. Fox passed on The Watchmen because they thought the script was “one of the most unintelligible pieces of shit they had read in years.

17. Fritz Lang’s, Metropolis (1927) was reportedly one of Adolf Hitler’s favourite films.

18. Hasbro denied Pixar the use of GI Joe in Toy Story when found that the GI Joe doll was going to be blown up by Sid.

19. Heath Ledger almost broke Jake Gyllenhaal’s nose by grabbing his head and kissing him too hard in Brokeback Mountain.

20. In 2002, Steven Spielberg finally finished college after a 33-year hiatus. He turned in Schindler’s List for his student film requirement.

21. In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Charlie Sheen stayed awake for 48 hours to achieve a suitably wasted look for his cameo.

22. In Harry Potter, Alan Rickman was the only person other than J.K. Rowling to know Snape was defending Harry because he was in love with Lily Potter to make his performance genuine.

23. In Iron Man/Avengers, J.A.R.V.I.S is an acronym for “Just A Rather Very Intelligent System.”

24. In Saving Private Ryan, all of the main cast were given basic military training except Matt Damon, in the hope that the cast would build a resentment towards him necessary for the role.

25. Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning while he was on the cross in, Passion of the Christ.

26. Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon agree that if they’re ever confused for one another, they will just go along with it.

27. Michael Myers mask in Halloween is just a Captain Kirk mask altered slightly and painted white.

28. On the first day of filming the exorcism sequence in The Exorcist , Linda Blair’s delivery of her foul-mouthed dialogue so disturbed the gentlemanly Max von Sydow forgot his lines.

29. On the set of 1982′s The Thing, the whole cast and crew was male.

30. On the set of one of the Pirates of the Carribbean films, Johnny Depp spent £40,000 on 500 coats for the cast and crew.

31. Paranormal Activity cost $15000 to make and has grossed $210 million so far.

32. Peter O’Toole was nominated for eight performance Oscars and didn’t win a single one.

33. Peter Ostrum, Charlie from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, never acted in another movie after that and is now a veterinarian.

34. Pierce Brosnan was contractually forbidden from wearing a full tuxedo in any non-James Bond movie from 1995-2002.

35. Pixar’s, UP was the first ever animated film and 3D film to open the Cannes Film Festival.

36. Ron Jeremy, the pornstar was an extra in Ghostbusters.

37. Ryan Gosling was cast as Noah in The Notebook because the director wanted someone “not handsome.”

38. Samuel L. Jackson used the word mother-fucker to overcome his stammer/stutter.

39. Saw was filmed in 18 days

40. Sean Connery turned down roles in The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones 4 and Blade Runner.

41. Sean Connery wore a wig in every single one of his Bond performances.
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42. Sharlto Copley had not acted professionally before District 9 and had no intention of pursuing acting.

43. Sigourney Weaver actually made that ‘impossible’ basketball shot in, Aliens: Resurrection.

44. Spirited Away is the only non-western animated film to win an Academy Award for best animated feature.

45. Star Wars was originally prefixed by the definite article ‘The’.

46. The ‘Bong’ sound/musical cue in Inception is actually the song Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien by Edith Piaf slowed down.

47. The carpet in The Shining and the second floor of Sid’s house in Toy Story are almost identical.
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48. The charcoal drawing of Kate Winslet in James Cameron’s, Titanic was actually drawn by James Cameron.
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49. The childish snickering during The Usual Suspects iconic line-up was genuine, caused by Benicio Del Toro’s persistent flatulence.

50. The director of Cannibal Holocaust had to prove in court that the actors were still alive and didn’t get killed during the movie

51. The floating pen in Kubricks 2001: A Space Odyssey wasn’t done with CGI, but camera trickery using glass and tape.

52. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all 11 Academy Awards it was nominated for.

53. The original cut of The Wolf of Wallstreet had over four hours worth of content so had to be cut further.

54. The original raw footage of Apocalypse Now consisted of 1,250,000 feet of film which is over 230 hours’ worth.

55. The ornaments that Marv steps on in Home Alone are actually candy.

56. The Russians made a movie version of The Hobbit in 1985 and it’s available on YouTube.

57. The scene with Jenny on the ground outside her house in Forrest Gump is similar to painting, Christina’s World.

58. The Shawshank Redemption, #1 on imdb was the 51st highest grossing film in 94′, way behind Street Fighter (1994).

59. The word “Nigger” is said exactly 113 times in Quentin Tarantino’s, Django Unchained.

60. Viggo Mortensen had no intention of working on The Lord of the Rings until his son begged him to do it.

61. Walt Disney refused to allow Alfred Hitchcock to film at Disneyland in the early 1960s because he had made “that disgusting movie Psycho.”

62. When Edward Norton first fights Brad Pitt in Fight Club, he was asked to actually hit Pitt. Pitt’s reaction is genuine and Norton was trying to stop himself from laughing during the scene.

63. When filming My Left Foot, Daniel Day-Lewis had to be lifted around the set and spoon fed as he would never leave his wheelchair.

64. Within’ three days, The Hunger Games became the highest grossing film for Lionsgate Movies.

65. Wookie suits are made from human hair.



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