It’s great fun working in the movies – of course it is, why else would people dream of working in the film industry? Barring the few exceptions where situations aren’t ideal and people on the set do not get along, the production of a movie brings out one interesting story after another, and most of them are good ones. We bring you 25 interesting facts about Hollywood movies for the fan inside you.
Now, onto our list of interesting facts about Hollywood movies:
1. Stealing is okay as long as it’s for a good cause.
Chris Pratt stole his Star-Lord costume from the Marvel movie, Guardians of The Galaxy, so he could meet sick young fans who requested to see Star-Lord.
2. Talk about a sick burn.
NASA apparently has a screening of Armageddon for new managers who are tasked with finding out as many mistakes in the movie as possible.
3. That’s a nice way to break the ice. Must be European.
When she found out that she had to appear naked in front of Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic, Kate Winslet flashed him the first time they met to make things less awkward.
4. Heath Ledger must never be forgotten.
To really get a grip of his character, while playing the Joker in The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger lived alone at a motel for six weeks to feel the psychological despair the Joker goes through.
5. The rest of the crew apparently could see Sean climbing the mountain all by himself while they flew up on the helicopter.
Sean Bean is so scared of flying that during the shoot of the Fellowship of the Ring he’d climb up from the base of the snowy mountain they were staying in, to the top where the shooting would take place. Every morning, the rest of the crew would fly to the top on a helicopter, while Sean would climb the mountain on foot.
6. Must have been an appetizing sight at lunch.
Arnold Schwarzenegger once went to a restaurant to get lunch without realising that he was still in his Terminator makeup.
7. When you have the talent, money is only a matter of convenience.
Despite a measly budget of $250 for makeup, Dallas Buyers Club won an Oscar for the same.
8. Another piece of trivia: Courtney Cox was the first woman to say “Tampon” on screen.
Psycho is the first Hollywood movie that shows the flushing of a toilet.
9. That’s some God-level detailing right there.
When you take out the present day scenes and the credits from Titanic, it has the same run-time as the time it took for RMS Titanic to sink. The collision scene lasts 37 seconds, which is also the exact amount of time the actual collision took.
10. When you love your work, you just do.
Gal Gadot was pregnant during the pre-shoots of Wonderwoman. Her bump was removed during post-production with special effects.
11. No wonder she won an Oscar for this movie.
Natalie Portman spent a year training as a dancer to prepare for her role in the Black Swan, and paid for the classes out of her own pocket because the budget of the movie was very small. It was so small, in fact, that they didn’t even have a medic on set. When Portman got severely hurt while shooting, she told the producers they could take away her trailer to put a medic on the set.
12. Proof that crying helps men.
Daniel Kaluuya got his part in Get Out because he could cry on cue. During the audition, he did five takes of a scene where his character cries, and he could cry at the exact same time for each take with a single tear out of his eye.
13. The man could smell the brilliance of the project from miles away.
Tom Hanks did not get paid for Forrest Gump. He chose to take home a share in the movie’s returns. He ended up earning 40 million dollars.
14. If you want something done exactly the way you want it done, do it yourself.
In Titanic, the charcoal sketch Jack draws of Rose was actually made by director James Cameron.
15. The best part in all of MCU.
For his role as J.A.R.V.I.S. in Iron Man, Paul Bettany only had to work for two hours, took home an exorbitant amount of money, went to a vacation with his wife, and has admitted to never having watched the movie.
16. I have so many questions about this.
For her role in Bridget Jones’s Diary, Renee Zellweger put on over 11 Kgs of weight and worked for a month in a British publishing company under an alias. Apparently, most of her co-workers failed to recognize her even though she kept a framed photo of then-boyfriend Jim Carrey on her desk.
17. Your face matters the most as an actor.
While filming Casino Royale in Prague, Daniel Craig lost two front teeth during a fight scene. His dentist was flown out of London to replace his teeth.
18. That’s one way of misjudging the hell out of someone.
O.J. Simpson didn’t get a part in the Terminator because producers felt he was “too nice” to be a murderer. He went on to prove them wrong when he murdered his ex-wife and her friend in 1994.
19. Poor Jonah.
For scenes that involved cocaine in The Wolf of Wall Street, the actors would snort crushed vitamin B tablets. Jonah Hill ended up hospitalized after snorting too much of the stuff.
20. What is acting if not forcing oneself to feel things.
For his role in The Pianist, Adrien Brody sold his apartment, car, and stopped watching TV to experience the loss and longing his character was feeling in the movie.
21. Things like this make me want to work in movies.
Nestle gave the makers of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a total of 1850 bars of actual chocolate.
22. What a dedicated man!
For his role of a prisoner in Les Miserables, Hugh Jackman didn’t drink water for 36 hours, which made him lose water weight, giving him the sickly appearance of a prisoner.
23. Method acting can sometimes end in the hospital.
During the scene where he has to scream at himself in the mirror in Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal got so intense that the mirror cracked and cut his hand. He received 14 stitches.
24. So I guess he signed a blood pact? Of sorts?
In the Snow White and The Huntsman, director Rupert Sanders thought the fake blood didn’t look realistic enough in the beginning of the film, so he pricked his finger and used his own blood.
25. Can you imagine a world where Toy Story 2 didn’t happen?
A wrong command on the “master machine” ended up deleting most of Toy Story 2 and Pixar had no other copy of the work. However, most of the animation was restored because the technical director was working from home on a copy.
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