Strange And Scary Movie Trivia
-Die Hard originated from the failed script of Commando 2.
-The actor who flew "da choppa" away in the last scene of Predator -Kevin Peter Hall- also played the Predator.
-To thank Robin Williams for his work on Aladdin, Disney sent him a late Pablo Picasso painting.
-Katherine Hepburn only drank water throughout The African Queen production as a protest against John Huston and Humphrey Bogart's alcoholism. However, most of the cast and crew became sick from the water and only Bogart and Huston were unaffected because they only drank whiskey.
-There are only 15 minutes of dinosaurs throughout the duration of Jurassic Park (9 minutes of which were the grand animatronics of Stan Winston).
-Worldwide ticket sales for the Saw franchise put it at just shy of a billion dollars, making it the highest earning horror franchise globally.
-The phrase "old sport" is said 55 times during The Great Gatsby (2013).
-Bruce Willis was the SEVENTH choice to play John McClane. It was offered to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Richard Gere, Harrison Ford and then Mel Gibson. On the bright side, he received an unprecedented (at the time) $5 million pay packet for Die Hard.
-Darth Vader only has 12 minutes of screen time in the original Star Wars.
-Due to a zipper breaking, Olivia Newton-John had to be sewn into the trousers she
wears in the last carnival scene of Grease.
-O.J. Simpson was considered to play the role of the Terminator, but producers did not choose him as they thought he would not be taken seriously.
-Adjusted for inflation, all 12 of the Friday the 13th movies made more than the Saw series domestically, making Jason Voorhees the North American blood and guts box office champ.
-The pile of shit that the young Jamal jumps into in Slumdog Millionaire (2008) was made from a combination of peanut butter and chocolate.
-Following the tremendous success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the New Zealand government created the position Minister for Lord of the Rings; its remit was to exploit all the economic opportunities the films represented.
-In Raiders of the Lost Ark, when Indy shoots the Arab swordsman, he was originally meant to fight him, but Harrison Ford was too ill to fight 'properly.'
-Pumbaa in The Lion King was the first character to fart in a Disney movie.
-Whenever Mr. Rooney and Ferris have a conversation with each other in Ferris Bueller's Day Off only one of them speaks throughout the entire conversation; the other is completely silent.
-Within 3 days of release The Hunger Games became the highest grossing film for production company, Lionsgate.
-When Harvey Weinstein wanted to edit Princess Mononoke to make it more marketable, the director Hayao Miyazaki sent him a katana with a simple message: "No cuts".
-During his performance as the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network, Armie Hammer was forced to eat a lot of junk food to keep his weight up. The constant rowing practice/scenes would have caused him to lose too much weight.
-Saw was filmed in just 18 days
-Fox passed on The Watchmen because they thought the script was "one of the most unintelligible pieces of shit they had read in years".
-Despite pulling in over $240M, My Big Fat Greek Wedding never once topped the US box office chart.
-Every time John Travolta is in the bathroom in Pulp Fiction something bad happens.
-Gene Wilder only accepted the role of Willy Wonka on the condition that during his entrance in the movie, he would be walking with a cane and a limp, then somersault and bounce back up. Asked why, Wilder said: "Because from that time on, no one will know if I'm lying or telling the truth".
-Carrie Fisher never wore a bra with her Star Wars costumes.
-Pierce Brosnan was contractually forbidden from wearing a full tuxedo in any non-
James Bond movie from 1995-2002.
-Independence Day was shot in just 72 days.
-Often derided as a mega-flop, Waterworld actually took home nearly $90m more in worldwide box office than its estimated budget. Factor in TV sales, merchandise and home video and Kevin Costner's 'Kevin's Gate' ended up floating quite nicely. The Postman, Costner's second jaunt to a
-Bender from Futurama was named after John Bender from The Breakfast Club.
-Pornstar Ron Jeremy was an extra in Ghostbusters.