Strange Movie Trivia
FASCINATING MOVIE TRIVIA
-The total footage shot for 2001: A Space Odyssey was some 200 times the final length of the film.
-In Liar Liar when Fletcher literally beats himself up in the restroom, no sound effects were used; those are really the sounds of Jim Carrey's head slamming into the urinal, floor and walls.
-The charcoal drawing of Kate Winslet in James Cameron's, Titanic was actually drawn by James Cameron.
-When Mark Zuckerberg posts his art essay question on Facebook during The Social Network his alias can be seen as Tyler Durden [Fight Club].
-The Space Jam soundtrack went sextuple platinum, and the movie grossed over $230 million.
-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.
-Steven Spielberg pops up for a cameo in Vanilla Sky wearing a Pre-Crime baseball cap.
-Steven Seagal was choked unconscious on a movie set by "Judo" Gene LeBelle, and Seagal shit himself.
-In The Pursuit of Happyness, the homeless people who worked as extras received a full day's pay at minimum wage ($8.62/hr) and free catered meals.
-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.
-After his character was shot in the foot by Joe Pesci in Goodfella's, Michael Imperioli's Christopher got fictional retribution by shooting a baker in the foot in The Sopranos. His kiss-off line? "It happens".
-Heath Ledger almost broke Jake Gyllenhaal's nose by grabbing his head and kissing him too hard in Brokeback Mountain.
-Walt Disney refused to allow Alfred Hitchcock to film at Disneyland in the early 1960's because he had made "that disgusting movie Psycho".
-Bill Murray was originally considered for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars.
-Ghostbusters voice of Zuul is director Ivan Reitman.
-Ridley Scott used The Who's blue laser lighting to light the Alien egg chamber because they were in the next studio.
-The real Frank Abagnale Jr. appears in Catch Me If You Can as the French policeman who arrests Leo.
-The cake in the movie Sixteen Candles is made of cardboard.
-Pixar's, UP was the first ever animated film and 3D film to open the Cannes Film Festival.
-The cigarette smoked by Sigourney Weaver in Avatar is completely CGI.
-The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all 11 Academy Awards it was nominated for.
-The names of the taxi driver and the policeman in everybody's favourite Yuletide outing, It's A Wonderful Life, are Bert and Ernie. The writers working on Sesame Street at the time claim it's merely a coincidence.
-Walt Disney paid the animators on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $5 for any gag that made it into the final version of the movie.
-Benedict Cumberbatch recorded his screen test for Star Trek Into Darkness at his best friend's kitchen using an iPhone.
-Fritz Lang's, Metropolis (1927) was reportedly one of Adolf Hitler's favourite films.
-The iconic body and hand in the poster for American Beauty belong to actress/model Chloe Hunter, not Mena Suvari.
-William Goldman's original script title for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy. The names were reversed when Paul Newman took on the role of Butch.
-The voice actors of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from the 1930s got married in real life.
-The Dude says "man" 147 times in the movie, nearly 1.5 times a minute, in The Big Lebowski.
-Christoph Waltz, the man who won an Oscar for playing the Jew Hunter in Inglorious Basterds, has a son who is a rabbi.
-When Harry Met Sally: Meg Ryan laughed at the Pecan Pie improv and looked at the director who told her to keep going.
-Peter O'Toole was nominated for eight performance Oscars and didn't win a single one.
-Christopher Nolan has never had a movie rated as "rotten" on Rotten Tomatoes and his lowest rated movie is The Prestige at 76 percent.
-The poop in Trainspotting was made from chocolate.
-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.
-Neither Michelle Rodriguez nor Jordana Brewster had drivers' licenses or even learners' permits before production of Fast and the Furious.
-Ridley Scott cast Rutger Hauer in the role of Roy Batty without actually meeting the actor. Having been so impressed by the actor's previous works, he cast him immediately. However Hauer decided to make one hell of a first impression. At their first meeting, he turned up wearing huge green sunglasses, pink satin pants and a white sweater with an image of a fox on the front. According to production executive Katherine Haber, when Scott saw Hauer, he literally turned white.