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18 Unexpected Behind-the-Scenes Facts About Popular Movies

Movies have the amazing power to take us to faraway worlds where the most engaging and interesting stories occur. However, these movies are productions done by real people, and inside these productions, we find a world that is equally rich in details and entertaining facts.

This article will delve into some facts and interesting details about the productions of popular movies that you probably were not aware of.

1. The mask that Michael Myers has worn since the first Halloween movie is actually a modified rubber mask from Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk, played by William Shatner.

2. Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid $15 million for Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Since he speaks just 700 words in the film, saying, “Hasta la vista, baby,” earned him over $85,000.

3. Toy Story has paid homage to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining multiple times. In the first Toy Story, the carpet at Sid’s house has the same pattern as the carpet of the Overlook Hotel.

4. Making Titanic was more expensive than the ship. Adjusted for inflation, building the ship took $200 million — the same as the movie’s budget without distribution and marketing costs.

5. It took 2 hours and 40 minutes for the Titanic to sink, which is the exact same as the runtime of the movie without credits and present-day scenes.

6. The communicator that Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi used in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was actually a modified Gillette Sensor Excel shaver.

7. The appearance of Bohemian Rhapsody in the iconic car scene of Wayne’s World propelled the song to its peak in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, cementing its status as a rock classic.

8. According to David Fincher, director of Fight Club, there is a Starbucks cup in every scene of the movie.

9. Christopher Lee, who played Saruman in The Lord of The Rings trilogy, was the only member of the cast that actually met J.R.R. Tolkien.

10. While filming The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Sean Bean would arrive at shooting locations, often located on mountaintops, by hiking instead of by helicopter.

11. A large portion of the Riders of Rohan from The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers were actually female horse riders wearing fake beards.

12. Jim Caviezel, who played the role of Jesus in The Passion of the Christ, was struck by lightning while filming the sermon on the mount scene.

13. In Alien: Resurrection, Ellen Ripley nets a behind-the-back basketball shot. No production tricks were needed to film it, as Sigourney Weaver actually made the shot in the first take.

14. Heath Ledger’s version of The Joker was so scary that Michael Caine, who played Alfred in The Dark Knight, forgot all of his lines the first time he saw Ledger on set.

15. According to Courtney Love, Quentin Tarantino had offered the role of Lance to Kurt Cobain, which would have made him part of the cast of Pulp Fiction.

16. Charlie Chaplin was a known perfectionist. One of the opening scenes of the silent movie, City Lights, took 342 takes to shoot.

17. Jarvis, Tony Stark’s butler, first appears in the movies as Stark’s A.I. system in Iron Man. There, his name is an acronym that stands for “Just A Rather Very Intelligent System.”

18. While filming The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence knocked out Josh Hutcherson. She accidentally kicked him in the temple after claiming that she could kick over his head.

Do you know more interesting facts about other classics? What about something from your favorite movie? Let us know in the comments below.

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