- The dinosaur noises in the "Jurassic Park" movie were made from recordings of tortoise sex.
- Over 90% of American movies made before 1929 are lost, no copies are known to exist.
- 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 filet mignon in U.S.A.
- Nigeria makes more movies every year than the US.
- 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 was the oldest active film director until 2015. 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.
- Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.
- Samuel L. Jackson has said "motherf*cker" 171 times in 27 different movies.
- Nelson Mandela has a cameo in the 1992 movie "Malcolm X" as a teacher reciting one of the civil rights activist's speeches.
- Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double for the first 6 Harry Potter movies was paralyzed from an accident on set in the 7th movie.
- "Apollo 13", "Armageddon", and "Around the World in 80 Days" are among the movies NASA keeps aboard the International Space Station.
- The movie "Borat" was a huge hit in Israel, in part because Borat's "Kazakh" lines were all actually in Hebrew.
- Otto Frank wrote Audrey Hepburn asking her to portray his daughter Anne in the movie "The Diary of Anne Frank". Audrey kindly declined the part.
- James Cameron sought Hollywood funding for the movie "Titanic" not because he wanted to make the movie, but because he wanted to dive to the shipwreck.
- Actor Sean Bean has died on 32% of his movies, the highest percentage of any living actor of note.
- The stunt doubles for Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy in the movie "Mad Max: Fury Road" fell in love on set and got married.
- While shooting "The Blues Brothers" movie, they had a budget for cocaine.
- Steven Spielberg declined to direct the Harry Potter movies and said "It's just like withdrawing a billion dollars and putting it into your personal bank accounts. There's no challenge."
- The "No Animals Were Harmed" moniker on movies only applies while film is actually recording.
- The movie "Titanic" won 11 Oscars, but none for acting.
- The film "Birdman" was shot in just 30 days.
- Indian actor Brahmanandam Kanneganti had a role in more than 1000 films, a world record.
- Morgan Freeman didn't appear in a movie until age 34, and didn't get a big role until he was 52, with Driving Miss Daisy and Glory.
- Sean Connery wore a toupee in all of the James Bond movies because he started balding at age 21.
- In the original script, "Rocky" ended with Rocky throwing the fight and opening a pet store for Adrian with the money he made.
- United Artists offered Stallone up to US$340,000 to sell them the rights to the screenplay of Rocky if he agreed to not star in the movie. He refused.
- Despite smoking in numerous films, Clint Eastwood has never smoked habitually.
- There's a hotline filmmakers can call for science advice with the goal of helping filmmakers incorporate accurate science into their films .
- Steven Spielberg completed his degree course, 33 years after dropping out, by submitting Schindler's List as his final project.
- Over 500 girls have been named Hermione since the first 'Harry Potter' movie came out.
- Brad Pitt was banned from China for his role in the movie "7 Years in Tibet."
- A defector used balloons to air drop thousands of copies of the film "The Interview" into North Korea.
- Joe Ranft, co-writer and co-director on the film "Cars," died in a car accident while the movie was still in production.
- "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" has the highest body count of any movie ever made with 836 on-screen deaths.
- The script for the movie "Back to the Future" was rejected over 40 times by every major studio and by some more than once.
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