30 Blockbuster Movies You Probably Don’t Know Half As Well As You Think.

30 Blockbuster Movies You Probably Don’t Know Half As Well As You Think. April 1, 2023Leave a comment

Are you a movie fanatic like myself? If you are, then you have found the right place. Here are 30 interesting facts about your favorite classics such as *Psycho*, *Die Hard*, *Terminator* to more recent releases like *Gone Girl* and *Gravity*.While filming, Anne Hathaway’s stunt double crashed into an IMAX camera. The camera was destroyed, and fortunately, no one was hurt.

For most Hollywood directors, five to ten takes is the average for a scene. Director David Fincher took as many as 50 takes for each scene in ‘Gone Girl.’ Most actors are used to having a little downtime between takes. Allegedly, Robert Downey Jr. left jars of his urine on the set of the movie ‘Zodiac’ as a way to protest director Fincher’s excessive takes.

It took 4.5 years to make the movie. The entire film was created as animation first. The process took 2.5 years before they even started shooting scenes with the Bullock and Clooney.

Director James Gunn didn’t want to see Chris Pratt audition. But after being convinced by his assistant, Pratt was able to audition. Gunn says he knew after 30 seconds of Pratt’s reading that he was perfect for the role.

The necklace worn by Nicole Kidman in ‘Moulin Rouge’ was the most expensive piece of jewelry ever made for a film. It was made with 1,309 diamonds, weighing a total of 134 carats and was worth an estimated $1 million.

James Franco wanted his brother Dave to be part of the early party scene, but Rogan rejected the idea. He said he would get killed off early and it would be too depressing.

Jamie Dornan revealed that he visited a private sex dungeon and several S&M sex clubs to prepare for his role as Christian Grey.

For his 7 months of filming, Jonah Hill was only paid $60,000. Jonah took the lowest possible SAG-AFTRA rate because he wanted to work with Martin Scorsese so bad.

“Yippee-ki-yay, motherf*cker!” is a phrase that Willis said as a joke. Willis said, “It was a throwaway. I was just trying to crack up the crew and I never thought it was going to be allowed to stay in the film.”

During filming, over 80 actors and crew were drugged at a post-shoot party with PCP-laced seafood chowder by an unknown person. Some were crying, some laughing, seeing streaks, and rolling around on the floor. Many of the actors and crew members were taken to the hospital and released after 24 hours.

During the making of the movie, actor Brad Pitt chipped his tooth. However, Pitt did not get his tooth capped until after the movie was done filming. He thought it would look better chipped for his character.

Jennifer Lawrence lost her hearing for a few days after a stunt where she jumped into a body of water with several jets in it.

Because he grew up on farms in Western Australia, Heath Ledger was not required to attend the month long cowboy camp that was organized for ‘Brokeback Mountain.’ Jake Gyllenhaal had to attend because he needed “roughing up.”

Some of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speeches had to be rewritten because the King estate licensed them to Dreamworks.

At the time of the first movie, only 4 of the 7 books were published. J.K. Rowling was hired as a consultant on the film, not only to endure consistency with the first book, but also to avoid conflicts with her vision for the later entries.

Director Catherine Hardwick made Robert Pattinson swear on a stack of bibles not to date Kristen Steward, who was underage at the time.

Rolling Stone’s Keith Richards was Johnny Depp’s inspiration for his character Jack Sparrow. This is why Richards was the perfect choice to portray Sparrow’s father Captain Teague in ‘At World’s End’ and ‘On Stranger Tides.’

The only two Disney cartoons with both dog parents present that don’t die in the movie are ‘101 Dalmations’ and ‘Peter Pan.’

The extras in the movie ‘Braveheart’ were reserves from the Irish Army. 1500 well-behaved men reported to work and manned the battlefield as extras.

The 1933 ‘King Kong’ was Adolf Hitler’s favorite movie.

In the 1960 movie ‘Psycho’ by Alfred Hitchcock, Hershey’s chocolate syrup was used to show the blood in the shower scene.

The spider used in the 2002 movie ‘Spider-Man’ was not a black widow but a Steatoda grossa spider. The brown spider had to be painted so it was given anesthesia and was painted with non-toxic metallic blue and radioactive red-orange color.

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.

Robert Langdon’s publisher is called Jonas Faukman. Jonas Faukman is an anagram of Dan Brown’s real life publisher, Jason Kaufman.

Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan once wore a Nazi uniform while acting in a film during his Hollywood days. ‘Desperate Journey’ was filmed in 1942.

1,400 actresses were interviewed to play the part of Scarlett O’Hara and 90 actresses were screen tested.

Not all of the clocks in the movie ‘Pulp Fiction’ were set to 4:20. Butch’s watch that he was given to him as a child was not set to 4:20.

Actress Jodie Foster was George Lucas’ second choice to play the part of Princess Leia in the 1977 movie ‘Star Wars.’

Reports say there were five different pairs of slippers made for the 1939 movie. One pair was sold off at an auction for $660,000 in 2000. Considered the Holy Grail of movie memorabilia, the ruby slippers are said to be worth over 3 million dollars today.

The carpet design in Sid’s hallway is the same as the carpet design in ‘The Shining.’ Director Lee Unkrich has been a huge fan of the scary movie ever since he saw it when he was 12 years old.

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