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16 Wild Behind The Scenes Stories From Iconic Action Movies

There’s a lot of hard work that goes into making a movie and involves multiple processes and mistakes. Knowing the Behind The Scenes story can actually make things more relatable and interesting. Here are 16 behind the scenes stories from iconic action movies that sound too crazy to be true: 

1. When Sigourney Weaver actually scored the “impossible” basketball shot from Alien Resurrection (1997)

behind the scenes, When Sigourney Weaver actually scored the “impossible” basketball shot from Alien Resurrection (1997)
The production team had planned to use CGI but Weaver’s success left everyone surprised.

2. The revelation that Samuel L. Jackson had agreed to be in Snakes on a Plane due to its title.

behind the scenes, The revelation that Samuel L. Jackson had agreed to be in Snakes on a Plane due to its title.
When they planned to change it to Pacific Air Flight 121, Jackson attested for the original name

3. The concept of PG-13 rating came into existence only because of Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom.

The concept of PG-13 rating came into existence only because of Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom.
When Steven Spielberg suggested a PG-13 rating for movies that were neither R-rated nor PG

4. While performing stunts for Crouching Tiger, Michelle Yeoh ended up injuring her ACL. However, despite her injury, she carried on and performed her own stunts.

While performing stunts for Crouching Tiger, Michelle Yeoh ended up injuring her ACL.
The intensive action sequence led to a tear in Yeoh’s ACL during the shoot.

5. When Tom Cruise’s improvised kiss from Top Gun (1986) became an iconic moment of the movie

behind the scenes, When Tom Cruise’s improvised kiss from Top Gun (1986) became an iconic moment of the movie
Behind the scenes, Tom Cruise admits he instantly kissed Kelly to make up for the line he forgot.

6. Due to Harley Quinn’s allergy to chicken egg whites, duck eggs were used to make the egg-sandwich in Birds of Prey.

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7. In xXx, Vin Diesel donned a huge fake tattoo of Dungeons and Dragons because of his obsession with the game.

In xXx, Vin Diesel donned a huge fake tattoo of Dungeons and Dragons because of his obsession with the game.
As a tribute to D&D, the actor had Melkor fake tattooed on his lower abdomen for the movie.

8. Amidst the filming of Never Say Never Again (1983), Sean Connery’s wrist broke because of an instructor.

behind the scenes, Amidst the filming of Never Say Never Again (1983), Sean Connery’s wrist broke because of an instructor.
The instructor who was guiding Connery for the intensive martial arts training ended up going too hard.

9. When Michael B. Jordan instantly improvised Killmonger’s “Hey, Auntie” line from Black Panther. Luckily, the entire audience seemingly loved the line in the premiere.

behind the scenes, When Michael B. Jordan instantly improvised Killmonger’s “Hey, Auntie” line from Black Panther.
After curtly entering the throne room, Jordan does an improv of the script.

10. During The Mummy shoot, Brendan Fraser was almost killed in the noose while performing a stunt.

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11. The title Independence Day was a marketing strategy that coerced the studio to release the film earlier.

The title Independence Day was a marketing strategy that coerced the studio to release the film earlier.
When the team altered the entire movie to ensure an earlier release date from Tim Burton’s Mars Attack!

12. When Chris Evans almost landed the role of Human Torch in Deadpool 2 (2018)

When Chris Evans almost landed the role of Human Torch in Deadpool 2 (2018)
Although they never asked him, Chris Evans almost had a cameo – though not as Captain America.

13. Initially, the title of John Wick (2014) was actually Scorn. However, Keanu Reeves’ reference to the movie as John Wicks was what made them change it.

behind the scenes, Initially, the title of John Wick (2014) was actually Scorn.
The marketing people decided to use this opportunity for the benefit of the movie.

14. While filming the stunts from Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Tom Cruise injured his ankle severely.

While filming the stunts from Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Tom Cruise injured his ankle severely.
Tom Cruise has always insisted on doing his own stunts but unfortunately ended up with a broken ankle.

15. When Cary Elwes, who was supposed to pretend, got actually knocked out in The Princess Bride.

Elwes had gone to the same doctor for his broken toe only a few weeks earlier before this incident.
Elwes had gone to the same doctor for his broken toe only a few weeks earlier before this incident.

16. The epic entrance of Thor in the climax of Avengers: Infinity War was originally for Captain America

The epic entrance of Thor in the climax of Avengers: Infinity War was originally for Captain America

Written by FandomWire Staff