Every movie you are watching has interesting facts behind it. Some facts are even more interesting than the movie itself. Interesting facts make us more excited towards it.
So, we shortlisted the coolest 20 facts about popular Hollywood movies:
1. The director of Cannibal Holocaust had to prove in court that the actors were still alive and didn’t get killed during the filming.
2. Robert Downey Jr. was so exhausted while making Zodiac that he decided to leave jars of his urine around the set as a form of protest.
3. Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning during the Sermon on the Mount scene from The Passion of the Christ.
4. Liam Neeson’s communication device in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace is just a sensor excel razor for women. Really!
5. Actors Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan had never played a game of chess in their lives until the movie X-Men required them to do so.
6. When Mad Max (1979) ran low on funds, director George Miller offered his own vehicle for one of the crash scenes.
7. In 2002, Steven Spielberg finally finished college after a 33-year hiatus. He turned in Schindler’s List for his student film requirement.
8. Ryan Gosling was cast as Noah in The Notebook because the director wanted someone “not handsome”.
9. The Hobbit used up all the gold paint in New Zealand.
10. The police were called on Sacha Baron Cohen 91 times during the filming of Borat.
11. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first movie, Hercules in New York, was so bad that the rights to the movie were auctioned on eBay for $550,000.
12. None of the actors of The Empire Strikes back knew that Vader was Luke’s father.
13. In Inglourious Basterds, one of the Jewish names carved on The Bear Jew’s bat is Anne Frank.
14. E.T.’s face was modeled after Albert Einstein, Carl Sandburg and a pug.
15. Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid approximately $21,429 for every word he said in the movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day. O…M…G
16. Titanic was the first film to have two people nominated for an Oscar for portraying the same character.
17. Disney character Aladdin was modeled after Tom Cruise.
18. The language spoken by Leeloo in The Fifth Element was invented by director Luc Besson and further refined by Milla Jovovich. By the end of filming, they were able to have full conversations in this language.
19. The pile of dump Jamal jumps into in Slumdog Millionaire is a mix of chocolate and peanut butter. Delicious!
20. The line-up in The Usual Suspects was originally meant to be serious, but Benicio del Toro couldn’t stop farting so they laughed throughout.
Movies are just as interesting behind the camera as they are in front of it. Now you know it! 🙂