Categories Actors Facts MOVIES 20 Unexpected Movie Facts You Probably Didn’t Know Post author By Catastrophic Post date 06/29/2018 No Comments on 20 Unexpected Movie Facts You Probably Didn’t Know 20 Unexpected Movie Facts You Probably Didn’t Know Titanic (1997) After finding out she would have to be naked in front of Leonardo DiCaprio for the role, Kate Winslet broke the ice by flashing him the first time they met. The Dark Knight (2008) To prepare for his role as the Joker, Heath Ledger hid out alone in a hotel for six weeks, where he devoted himself to developing every bit of the characters personality, namely his tics and voice. John Wick 2 (2017) Keanu Reeves performed 95% of the films fight scenes himself. To prepare for the role, he trained for three months in Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, marksmanship and driving. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Chris Pratt stole his Star-Lord costume from the set, for the sole purpose of having it available so he could show up in costume to visit sick children in the hospital. The Matrix (1999) To avoid working on the film, Kung Fu choreographer Woo-Ping Yuen asked for a ridiculously high fee. When that didn’t work, to try and deter the Wachowski’s further, he demanded he have complete control over fight choreography and that actors would have to train for four months before shooting. Undeterred, they accepted his request. Armageddon (1998) NASA uses this film to train new managers by having them spot as many errors as possible. To date, at least 168 errors have been found. Dallas Buyers Club (2013) The film had such a small budget, that only $250 was included for makeup. Obviously, this didn’t hamper the films makeup and hairstyling team, as they won an Oscar for their contributions. Django Unchained (2012) When Leonardo DiCaprio pounds his fist on the table during the dinner scene, he accidentally broke a small glass with his fist. He carried on and finished the scene anyway. When Tarantino called cut, to end the scene, the entire cast and crew gave DiCaprio a standing ovation. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) For a scene in which Elizabeth arrives at St. Paul’s Cathedral during construction, director Shekhar Kapur made use of the fact construction was actually going on at the site in real life. He gave the workers costumes and period tools to cut real stone that was being installed in the cathedral. The workers in the scene are real-life stonemasons and construction workers. Forrest Gump (1994) Tom Hanks was not paid directly for his role in the film. Instead, he was paid in percentage points which eventually amounted to around forty-million dollars. Interstellar (2014) A five-hundred-acre corn field was grown for a scene in the film. Afterwards, it was sold and actually turned a profit. Pretty Woman (1990) The scene in which Richard Gere snaps the necklace box lid down on Julia Roberts fingers was completely improvised. Her reaction is totally natural. Schindlers List (1993) To clothe the 20,000 extras for the film, costume designers took out ads seeking clothing. Due to poor economic conditions in Poland, many people were eager to sell clothes from the 1930’s and 40’s they still owned. Star Trek The sound effect used for the automatic doors on the U.S.S. Enterprise, is actually the sound of toilets flushing on a Russian train. The Godfather (1972) The cat Marlon Brando holds in the movie was a stray found on the Paramount movie lot, and was not called for in the script. The cat’s purring was so loud, it muffled Brando’s dialogue, causing many of his lines to have to be looped. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Due to an extreme fear of flying, Sean Bean would spend two hours every morning hiking up a mountain to the set, near the top, in full costume as Boromir. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) For scenes in the Library with the squawking crow, Tim Robbins had to learn to time his lines between the squawks. Writer and Director Frank Darabont praised him for his improvisation, waiting for the crow to squawk, which is noticeable when watching the scene. The Terminator (1984) During a break from filming one afternoon, Arnold Schwarzenegger went to lunch in downtown LA. It wasn’t until some time later he realized he was still in Terminator makeup – with a missing eye, exposed jawbone and burned flesh. The Theory of Everything (2014) Stephen Hawking sent an email to director James Marsh which said there were certain points when he thought he was watching himself. In addition to his copyrighted voice, Stephen Hawking also lent the filmmakers his Companion of Honour medal and his signed thesis to use as genuine props in the film. Titanic (1997) The length of all scenes in the film which take place in the past, is two hours and forty minutes. This is also the exact time it took for the Titanic to sink. Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditTumblrPinterestPocketWhatsAppEmailLike Loading... Related ← Lily Ermak Needs No Introduction → 7 Preacher Easter Eggs To Get You Psyched For Season 3 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.