How often do you find yourself in a situation where you desperately want to talk to somebody but you’re out of topics? If you’re a movie buff like me, try talking about some of these bizarre movie facts the next time you find yourself in an awkward situation where you wanna break the ice with someone next to you.
Here are 20 new movie facts which even the biggest of the cinema aficionados don’t know about:
1. In the post-credits scene of Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011), the makers confirm that no Penguins were harmed in the film’s production. However, Jim Carrey was not so fortunate…
2. The rebel soldiers you saw in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) were played by Mark Hamill’s children namely Nathan Hamill, Chelsea Hamill, And Griffin Hamill
3. The drawing that Anastasia hands over to her grandmother in the movie Anastasia (1997) is based on a painting created in 1914 by the actual Princess Anastasia
4. The appearance of Maui in Disney’s Moana was partly inspired by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s grandfather Peter Maivia, who was a Samoan-American wrestler
5. If you look closely, you can spot Merida and her mother hidden in the logo of the movie Brave (2012). Look at the top left of E and B
6. Bison are known to have poor eyesight. The makers of Zootopia (2016) cleverly made Chief Bogo wear eyeglasses when he tried to read documents.
7. The reason why Joker in The Dark Knight (2008) constantly kept licking his lips is that the prosthetic scars that Heath Ledger wore kept falling off. Heath would lick his lips to keep them in place which eventually became a part of his character
8. The identical twins you saw in The Truman Show (1998) were played by some police officers who were working on the set as security guards.
9. In the film Goodfellas (1990), Robert De Niro didn’t like the feel of fake money on his hand and hence insisted on using real money. The prop master then withdrew several thousands of dollars for this scene from his account and wouldn’t let anyone leave the sets until all his money was returned
10. The dude who tries to “push” on a “pull” door and gets eaten by a T-Rex in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) was actually the film’s screenwriter. He was listed as “Unlucky Bastard” in the credits.
11. The film Spirited Away is filled with such great details that even sounds created by the family’s Audi A4 1.8t while driving were recorded from an actual Audi A4 1.8t
13. The club in The Matrix (1999), where Neo meets Trinity is a real BDSM club in Sydney. All the extras in the background were patrons of the club who wore their own gear
14. Pete Davidson paid tribute to his father in the final shot of The King Of Staten Island (2020) by looking in the direction of the twin towers
15. While filming the vault scene in Mission: Impossible (1996), Tom Cruise’s head would keep hitting the floor every time he attempted to hover inches above it. To maintain balance, Tom filled his shoes with English Pound Coins.
16. In Disney’s Emperor’s New Groove (2000), Baby Kuzco has many toy animals in his cot like a parrot, whale, and Llama. Later in the movie, these are the same animals he turns into.
17. If you closely at the dollar bills in Toy Story 2 (2000), you can spot Steve Job’s face on them
19. In the film Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981), there are no signs of Israel on the map next to Jordan. Instead, it’s Palestine as Israel wasn’t declared a state until 1948.
20. In one of the scenes from Skyfall (2012), a man was shown a stolen painting called ‘Woman With A Fan’ by Amadeo Modigliani. It’s a genuine painting stolen in 2010 and is yet to be discovered
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