There are different kinds of movie fans – those who appreciate the art behind filmmaking, those obsessed with movies and every tiny factoid, and the causal fellows who are just trying to kill some time and hopefully get entertained. Regardless of how wonderful a movie is, what you see on the big screen is not always better than what was left behind the scenes.
The movie world is undeniably interesting yet curious. A few incredible awkward things have transpired behind the scenes of well-recognized movies, ranging from catching nasty infections, forgetting to wear robotic makeup to heading out for lunch. More so, it appears our cherished actors and actresses, including crew, have garnered quite a lot of shocking facts and ill-starred stories over the year and still manage to see fun with it.
Movies are magical! Movies suspend our reality issues for at least a maximum duration of a movie, and interestingly numerous fun facts have been compiled here for your perusal. You definitely find something you didn’t know before! Enjoy!!
When Leonardo DiCaprio, who played Calvin Candie, smashed his hands on the dining table, he mistakenly broke a small stemmed glass with his palm and really started bleeding. He overlooked it and remained in character calmly. Quentin Tarantino got impressed, and when he uttered cut, the room had no choice than to make a stand1ing ovation.
The costume designer had to take out advertisements to compile costumes for 2000 extras. Since the economic condition was quite bad in Poland, many people were quick to sell their clothing owned from the ’30s and 40s.
On realizing she would be naked in front of Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet decided to break the ice, and when they officially met, she flashed him.
The Dark Knight
In preparation for the role, Heath Ledger, Joker’s lead character, hid away in a motel room for about a month and two weeks. During the isolation, Ledger delved deep into the psychology of the character and devoted himself to developing the Joker’s sadistic laugh.
Richard Gere (Edward), taking a shot of the necklace case down on Julia Roberts (Vivian) fingers, was makeshift by Gere, and amazingly, Robert’s laughter was equally natural. The producer loved it and decided to leave the scene in the movie.
The loud sound of the automatic doors opening on the U.S.S Enterprise was that of a Russian train’s toilet flushed.
Velociraptors sounds, mainly heard when communicating are just the same sound tortoises make when being intimate (Sex).
I Am Legend
Will Smith got so familiar with his canine co-star, identified as Abbey. He attempts to adopt her once the filming was concluded, but Abbey’s owner declined and admitted the dog couldn’t be given up for adoption.
The director of Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle, placed the earnings to be paid to the 3 lead child actors in a trust it would be released to them after their grade school at age 16. The production agency set up an auto-rickshaw driver to take the children to school daily until they are 16.
The Imitation Game
Benedict Cumberbatch, popularly known as Dr. Strange, admitted he couldn’t stop tearing up and had a breakdown in one of the film’s final scenes. ‘Being an actor or a human being that had grown amazingly fond of the character and pondering what he had suffered and how that had impacted him.’ Cumberbatch had said.
The God Father
The cat held firmly by Marlon Brando was a stray cat found by Coppola while on the lot at Paramount. The Kitten wasn’t originally called in for the script. Hence some of Brando’s dialogue and lines had to be twisted.
Tom Hanks never got any payment for this movie. He only took percentage points, which ultimately placed him in the region of 40million dollars.
John Wick: Chapter II
Keanu Reeves, the Internet boyfriend, performed about 95% of the fight scenes all by himself. Keanu tried for three months in preparation for the role, and his training featured driving, marksmanship, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Judo.
For the cornfield movie, Christopher Nolan grew about 500 hundred acres of corn, which he learned was possible from his production of Man of Steel in 2013. The corn was later sold, and he actually made a profit.
During a break in filming, Arnold Schwarzenegger went into a restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. He realized too late that he was still in his Terminator makeover – the burned flesh, exposed jawbone, and missing eyeball.
Man Of Steel
Henry Cavil declined the intake of steroids to muscle up. He also rejected any digital touch-up and enhancement of his body. He revealed it would be dishonest of him to use tricks in playing Superman. He chose to push his body to the limit and develop his physique into fitting the worthy character.
Even though he’s not a vegan, Leonardo DiCaprio devoured a raw slab of bison’s liver. For the movie, he also learned how to build a fire, speak two Native American languages – Arikara and Pawnee, and learn how to shoot a musket. DiCaprio dubbed his character in this movie as the hardest performance ever.
Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
The cast majorly flew to remote locations via helicopters to shoot. Sean Bean, who played Boromir, was scared of flying and would only fly when necessary. When preparing for the fellowship scenes, Bean spent two hours every morning, jumping from the base of the mountain to the set near the top. The crew flown up saw him countlessly from the helicopters.
The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe
Georgie Henley’s reaction to Mr. Tumnus at the lamppost was brilliant. She hadn’t seen her cast colleague James McAvoy in his attire before the scenes were filmed. Hence her screams and reaction were genuine. Her reaction, which entailed a blindfold into the snowy world of Narnia, was also entirely hers.
Dallas Buyers Club
The movie’s budget was too low that the makeup was hinged for just $250. The characters were able to work with that, and interestingly the film Makeup and hairstyling crew won the Oscar.
The Theory Of Everything
In an e-message to James Marsh about the depiction by Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Hawking revealed some points when he thought he saw himself. Stephen equally lends out to the filmmakers his Companion of Honor Medal and his well-signed thesis to be used as accurate props in the movie.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
When Elizabeth arrived at St. Paul’s Cathedral, building construction was going on in real life. The cathedral needed repair, and Director Shekhar Kapur had to improvise and gave the workers their costumes and period equipment to cut real stone installed within the cathedral.
Woo-Ping Yuen, a Kung Fu Choreographer, originally declined to work on the movie and hoped that by seeking exorbitant pay, it would turn off the offer, but interestingly it didn’t. He, however, agreed on the condition he would have complete control of the fights. He trained the actors for 4months before shooting.
NASA aired this movie amid its management training program. Managers, newly recruited, were given the role of spotting out any errors. About 168 errors were found.
Guardian Of The Galaxy
Chris Pratt obviously stole his Star-Lord costume for the main purpose of having it available when visiting ill children who might want to meet with the Star-Lord in the hospital.