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Movie Facts
44 Facts about Movies

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Over 90% of American movies made before 1929 are lost, no copies are known to exist.
The dinosaur noises in the "Jurassic Park" movie were made from recordings of tortoise sex.
The word "mafia" is never mentioned in the film version of The Godfather because the actual mafia demanded it.
Movie trailers used to play after the film.
The Movie "Paranormal Activity" cost less than $15,000 to make but grossed over $193,000,000.
The budget for the Movie "Titanic" was higher than the Titanic itself.
Bruce Lee was so fast, they actually had to run his films slower so you can see his moves.
Movie theater Popcorn costs more per ounce than fillet mignon in U.S.A.
Nigeria makes more movies every year than the US.
Apollo Creed from
the movie Rocky
was based on
Muhammad Ali.
The F-word
is used 265 times
in the movie
Pulp Fiction.
Time Travel depictions in films and TV are banned in China.
The movie Gravity was more expensive than the Indian Mars mission.
Godzilla was only seen for about 8 minutes in the 2014 film "Godzilla".
After watching Star Wars, James Cameron decided to quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry.
Sandra Bullock won the Oscar and the Golden Raspberry (for worst film) in the same weekend. She collected both.
The production of Disney's film Tangled was more expensive than Avatar's production.
The 1976 film “Rocky” was shot in 28 days.
Before being an actor, Bruce Willis worked as a private investigator.
Actor Richard Gere's middle name is Tiffany.
Two actors have died playing Judas in live Biblical productions by accidentally hanging themselves for real during his death scene.
Scarlett Johansson voiced Mandy in the Spongebob Movie.
The Horse Head used in the movie "The Godfather" was real.
Yoda, from Star Wars, was modeled after the appearance of Albert Einstein.
The movie "Little Miss Sunshine" was partially inspired by a quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger saying: "If there's one thing in this world I despise, it's losers."
The time traveling machine in the movie "Back to the Future" was originally supposed to be a refrigerator.
Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption were all in theatres at the same time in October of 1994.
Schwarzenegger was paid approximately US$21,429 for every word he said in Terminator 2.
Sylvester Stallone was so poor, he had to sell his dog for $50. A week later, he sold the script for Rocky and bought him back for $3,000.
When Charlie Chaplin received his honorary Oscar, he got a 12-minute standing ovation, the longest in Oscar history.
James Cameron was homeless when writing the movie "The Terminator," and sold the rights for US$1, on the condition he could direct it.
Will Smith, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Leo DiCaprio were offered the part of Neo in "The Matrix" movie before Keanu Reeves.
When the movie "Clue" was shown in theaters in 1985, each theater was given 1 of 3 possible endings.
The movie industry relocated from New York to LA to escape from Thomas Edison's patents.
106-year-old Manoel de Oliveira is the oldest active film director. He began making movies during the silent era.
Charlie Chaplin made his movie mocking Hitler with his own money because Hollywood was afraid of losing money if they took a stand.
Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.
"Gone with the Wind" is the highest grossing movie of all time, when adjusted for inflation.
The script of the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" took just 6 days to write.
"101 Dalmatians" was based on a book that had a sequel called "The Starlight Barking" in which dogs could fly and meet an alien dog.
According to a study on Academy Award speeches, Steven Spielberg has been thanked more than God.
Men account for 74.4% of lead roles in Hollywood movies.
In the 1920's and early 1930's, women dominated the screenwriting profession in Hollywood's movies.
29 days after the Titanic sank, a movie about it was released. It featured an actress who was actually on the Titanic and survived.
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