Jul 9, 2015
14 Shocking and Unknown Movie Facts
- Disney sent Robin Williams a late Pablo Picasso painting as a thank you gesture for his work on Aladdin.
- Kate Winslet’s charcoal drawing in James Cameron’s, Titanic was actually done by James Cameron himself.
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all the 11 Academy Awards, it was nominated for.
- On the set of one of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Johnny Depp spent close to £40,000 on 500 coats for the entire cast and crew.
- Peter Ostrum who played Charlie in the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, never featured in any other movie. He is currently working as a veterinarian.
- Sean Connery actually turned down roles in The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones 4 and Blade Runner.
- Sean Connery sported a wig in almost all his Bond roles.
- Reportedly, Pierce Brosnan was contractually forbidden to wear a full tuxedo in any non-James Bond film from 1995-2002.
- The little boy from “The Shining” had no idea whatsoever, that he was making a horror film, until it was completed and released.
- The design of the carpet in The Shining and the 2nd floor of Sid’s house in Toy Story are almost identical.
- For Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid a whopping $21,429 for each one of the 700 words, he voiced.
- The original unedited version of the movie Apocalypse Now reportedly consisted of almost 1,250K feet of film, worth over 230 hours.
- Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 movie, Psycho is probably the first US movie to have shown a flushing toilet. In the early 1960s, Walt Disney reportedly refused Alfred Hitchcock to shoot at Disneyland because of “that disgusting movie”, Psycho, he had made.
- Director Nicolas Winding Refn of Drive failed his driving test 8 times.