18 Facts You Didn’t Know About Famous Movies
No matter how awesome the movie is, what you see on the screen is not always better than what was left behind the scenes. The film industry is curious and fascinating!
Bright Side made a list of 18 little-known facts about popular movies that are very interesting to read.
- According to Stephen King’s novel IT, Pennywise the clown wakes up every 27 years. This book was first adapted for the screen in 1990, and the new adaptation was released 27 years later. Bill Skarsgard, who played Pennywise, was 27 years old during filming.
- Pennywise the clown was inspired by real-life killer and rapist John Wayne Gacy who would dress up as a clown and do children’s parties. He presented himself as an active member of the community and was known for entertaining sick children and raising money for charity.
- Jackson Robert Scott who plays Georgie in IT has already worked on Fear the Walking Dead and Criminal Minds. Even though he is only 9 years old, he isn’t scared of clowns or zombies and always enjoys being on set.
- The vocalization of the velociraptors communicating in Jurassic Park was nothing more than the recorded noise of turtles having sex.
- Beauty and the Beast (1992) was the first animated movie to be nominated for an Oscar in the Best Picture category. However, The Silence of the Lambs won the prize in this category.
- In the Pixar movie Up, Carl’s house was lifted with 20,622 balloons. In reality, it would take between 20 and 30 million balloons to lift a house. And only 10,297 balloons were actually used in the majority of scenes.
- A hyena researcher sued Disney for "defamation of character" for its negative representation of hyenas in The Lion King.
- Do you know what Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Nicolas Cage, and Johnny Depp have in common? They were all considered for the part of Neo in The Matrix.
- The hands drawing Rose in Titanic belong to James Cameron. He also drew every single sketch from Jack’s binder. The famous director is actually left-handed, and all the drawing scenes were flipped.
- The word "’dude" is used around 161 times in The Big Lebowski, and the number of F-words reached 292.
- Buzz’s (Kevin’s brother) girlfriend was actually a boy made up like a girl in Home Alone. The producers thought it would be cruel to cast an actual young girl for this part.
- Panem is a fictional country and the general setting of The Hunger Games. The name “Panem“ itself comes from the Latin expression ”Panem et circenses," which means “bread and circuses.”
- In the end credits of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it says: "No dragons were harmed in the making of this movie." Let’s hope that’s true!
- Gal Gadot had to reshoot some scenes from Wonder Woman when she was 5 months pregnant, including some where she had to do tricks.
- Emma Watson was initially supposed to star in La La Land, but she had to decline because of her previously signed contract for Beauty and the Beast.
- Cameron Diaz made her acting debut as Tina Carlyle in The Mask. She had 12 auditions before she was finally selected for this role only 7 days before filming began.
- Do you remember the Twilight scene where Bella and Charlie are in the restaurant, and there is a woman with dark brown hair sitting behind them with a laptop? This woman is the author of the book: Stephenie Meyer.
- It looks like the entire TV show Friends is filmed in New York. In reality, not a single scene was shot in the city — everything was filmed in a studio.
Preview photo credit Warner Bros.