If there is one thing you have to know about us, is that we are certifiable movie nerds. If it is on the screen, we will probably watch it. We make jokes that no-one else gets because they have not seen that movie yet. We follow the lives of directors and actors, just to see what they will come up with next.
There are some things you need to know if you want to be a nerd like us. So here are 20 of the most unbelievable movie facts from popular movies so that you can join this slightly rabid club.
1. Babe was played by more than one pig.
Pigs grow very quickly, which is why they had to use 48 different pigs while filming.
2. James Cameron apparently hates phones.
According to various sources, director James Cameron pulled a staple gun on anyone who used their phone on set.
3. Pregnant Wonder Woman.
Our generation’s Wonder Woman was 5-months pregnant on the set of the film. She had to wear a green screen to hide her baby bump.
4. Robert Pattinson hates Twilight.
Don’t believe us? Google it.
5. Toto made more than the Munchkins.
“The Wizard Of Oz” is one of the most beloved films ever. But did you know that Toto the dog was paid more than the actors who played the Munchkins?
6. Calvin Candy really lost his temper.
In that iconic scene in “Django”, Leonardo accidentally cut his hand, but he did not break character. Poor Kerry Washington, she got his blood all over her face.
7. The Nightmare Before Christmas required a lot of work.
Ever wondered why “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is so short? Well, it took the animators one week to create one minute of stop-motion animation.
8. Phsyco is the first movie to feature a scene where a toilet flushes.
9. The filming of the movie “Titanic” cost more than the actual Titanic.
10. Guy Fieri inspired Melissa McCarthy.
If Melissa McCarthy’s performance in Bridesmaids reminded you of someone, then you probably aren’t surprised to find out that her performance was inspired by Guy Fieri. Classy.
11. There are no props left from the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
This is because Stanley Kubrick destroyed them all to prevent them from being used in lesser films. Uhm, okay.
12. Steven Spielberg donated his Schindler’s List paycheck to the Jewish community.
13. Alfred Hitchcock was an extremely dedicated director.
To achieve the desired effect in that famous Attic scene in “Birds”, he tied live birds to actress Tippi Hedren and decided to throw live birds at her.
14. Michael Caine forgot his lines while filming “The Dark Knight”.
This was the superhero movie to end all superhero movies. And its success was largely due to the villain played to perfection by the late Heath Ledger. The respected actor, Michael Caine, was so shocked by the Joker’s performance, that he momentarily forgot his lines on set.
15. The 1980’s version of Tron was banned from the Oscars because back then using special FX was considered as cheating.
If they did that today, there would be no more Oscars.
16. Aladdin was modeled after Tom Cruise.
Whitewashing: even in animation.
17. Ed Helms is missing a tooth in real life, which makes that scene in The Hangover real.
18. Bill Murray nearly played Han Solo and Forrest Gump.
19. Sylvester Stallone was punched by Dolph Lundgren.
He wanted the fights in Rocky IV to look as real as possible, so he asked Dolph to punch him.
20. Matt Damon didn’t go through basic training with his cast members in Saving Private Ryan.
All the other actors went together, though. Steven Spielberg wanted his character and the dynamic between the actors to be as realistic as possible.