A majority of the people Christopher Walken interacted with as a child were non-native English speakers, including his father. Walken attributes his unique halting speaking style to watching people hesitate to think of the right English word. grunge.com/90509/untold-t…
Leif Erikson was a Norse explorer from Iceland. He is thought to have been the first known European to have set foot on continental North America, approximately half a millennium before Christopher Columbus. history.com/news/the-viki…
At the beginning of Rob Zombie's song Dragula, the line "Superstition, fear and jealousy" was a clip spoken by Christopher Lee in the film, The City of the Dead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
For the first Superman movie producers wanted Christopher Reeve to wear fake muscles under the suit but he refused. He instead started an intense two-month training program which added 14kg to his 86kg frame. He got so big they had to reshoot earlier scenes as they didn’t match the later shots. aruma.com.au/about-us/blo…
Mark Wahlberg got paid $1.5 million extra for 'All the Money in the World' reshoots because he had final say over his costars and allegedly refused to approve Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey. usatoday.com/story/life/p…
The historical legacy of Christopher Columbus is not that he discovered America: he was not the first to get there. Columbus's voyages brought the Americas to the attention of Europe at a time ripe for Europe to act upon, thus initiating enduring association between the two continents. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Christopher Havens, a convicted murderer solves ancient math problem in prison. Taught himself higher math and solved the age-old math puzzle of number theory involving so-called continued fractions over which Euclid has already racked his brains. He then published the journal in January 2020. dw.com/en/murderer-solves…
The water of Lake Tahoe is so cold that when the body of Donald Christopher Windecker was found 17 years after he went missing, it was preserved enough to conduct an autopsy and determine his cause of death. The body was located 265' (80 meters) below the surface. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Christopher Nolan believes that "audiences can sense when things are actually there instead of just being all computer generated", which is why he prefers to build practical sets whenever possible. cinemablend.com/new/10-In…
On January 9, 1493, Christopher Columbus mistook manatees for mermaids and wrote about them "they rose well out of the sea; but they are not so beautiful as they are said to be, for their faces had some masculine traits" nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The Hermit of North Pond- Christopher Knight- lived off of supplies he stole from nearby cabins in a secret campsite where he evaded human contact for almost 30 years. He stole and loved playing Pokemon, Tetris, and Dig-Dug but never stole games he thought were new or would be missed by kids. michaelfinkel.com/the-str…
The Christopher Walken character in View to a Kill, 'Zorin', wasn't properly researched and so the movie starts with a disclaimer about this name. Turned out there was a CA tech company 'Zoran' that made computer chips and, no, they weren't plotting to destroy Silicon Valley. Oops. screenrant.com/james-bond…
The direct descendants of Christopher Columbus are members of the Spanish nobility, with the title of Duke of Veragua, a region of Panama en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duk…
Christopher Columbus mistook manatees for mermaids and he wrote about how disappointed he was because he thought they were ugly wfla.com/news/animals/chr…
Christopher Walken first trained as a dancer, and has danced in over 50 of his films, also starring in a music video which won a Grammy for Best Music Video of 2002 good.is/articles/christop…
Today I learned about Christopher Roberts, a classical bassist, who in the 1980s hiked into Papua New Guinea's jungles with his bass and tape recorder. By doing so, he preserved a tribe's rich musical heritage & history, which were being lost because of mining & missionaries. scpr.org/programs/offramp…
The 'Pine Barrens' episode of The Sopranos was based on a dream director Timothy Van Patten had where Paulie and Christopher were lost in the woods. This stemmed from Tim's childhood when his father would tell him about a creature that lived in the Barrens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
David Prowse (Darth Vader) was a professional weightlifter and trained Christopher Reeve in Superman. He auditioned for the part and was told "we've found our Superman" and he replied "Thank you very much." He then found out that Reeve had actually got the role, and he was to only be a trainer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Today I learned about Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a neurosurgeon who practiced in the Dallas-Ft.Worth area as recently as 2013, and is responsible for the killing and maiming as many as 33 patients (2 reported deaths and 4 grossly maimed). He is also the subject of the podcast Dr. Death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
That, at age 88, Christopher Plummer became the oldest Academy Award nominee for acting in Ridley Scott's 'All the Money in the World', in which he replaced Kevin Spacey at the eleventh hour. awardsdatabase.oscars.org…
America got its name from an Italian explorer named Amerigo Vespucci, who proved that the land that Christopher Columbus explored in the years 1492-1504 was not India but an entirely new continent. biography.com/explorer/am…
Today I learned of Denham Fouts an American male sex worker who inspired characters by Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, Christopher Isherwood, and Gavin Lambert. He was dubbed β€œthe most expensive male prostitute in the world”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Christopher Nolan waited to make Dunkirk until he had earned the trust of a major studio to let him make it as a pure British film, but with an American budget. He said, "Hollywood studios are interested in films about Americans, and there were no Americans involved." telegraph.co.uk/films/201…
Christopher Lydon, American media personality and author, is credited with creating the first podcast which was recorded in July 2003. Lydon, a previous contributor to NPR and New York Times Reporter, continues to regularly update Open Source, which is the longest running podcast to date. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Bill Nye had worked alongside Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future: The Animated Series, where he played Doc Brown's assistant and demonstrated several experiments. These segments later led to Nye getting his own show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Sir Christopher Lee(who played Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings") read the trilogy every year from the year it was published to his death in 2015. He was also the only member of the cast and crew ever to have met J.R.R Tolkien himself. tolkiengateway.net/wiki/C…
After the famous "More Cowbell" SNL sketch with Christopher Walken ended with "RIP Gene Frenkel" on the screen (underneath Will Ferrell's character), fans have often expressed their sympathies to Blue Γ–yster Cult over his death, believing the fictional cowbell-shredding artist was real. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Greek speaking churches mistranslated the Latin of St Christopher's ethnic background, being called a "Canine" instead of a "Canaanite." Consequently, Eastern Orthodoxy depicts him with a dog's head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
The Americas were never named after Christopher Columbus, because Columbus believed he had sailed across the Atlantic to India. Instead, the Americas were named after Amerigo Vespucci, the first person to suggest there was a new world. britannica.com/biography/…
Christopher Reeves’s wife Dana died 2 years later than him from lung cancer after never smoking a cigarette. Leaving their son William orphaned at 13. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Manic Monday was offered to The Bangles by Prince under the pseudonym "Christopher", his character from Under the Cherry Moon. Some of his backing singers can still be heard on their release. It peaked at Number 2 in the charts, blocked only by Prince and the Revolution's single "Kiss". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Christopher Nolan turned down an offer to direct Troy, instead opting to direct The Dark Knight Trilogy deadline.com/2013/06/ben-…
Actor Christopher Reeve played a paralyzed cop in the last movie he made before he himself was paralyzed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abo…
Christopher Reeve played a paralyzed cop in 1995 film Above Suspicion. Reeve was paralyzed in an accident six days after the film premiered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abo…
Christopher Reeve turned down the Richard Gere role in American Gigolo. Later Reeve wanted Gere's role in Pretty Woman, but was turned away moviemaker.com/5-roles-ch…
Christopher Columbus cheated on his calculations of the size of Earth. He shortened the size of Earth and pushed Asia as eastward as possible on map; so he could make his epic journey possible on paper. spectrum.ieee.org/tech-ta…
Due to confusing the word Cananeus (Canaanite) with Canineus (Canine), St. Christopher was once interpreted as having the head of a dog. A bishop then put forth the disgraced theory that the saint had once eaten humans and barked, but upon seeing Christ reformed his ways. infogalactic.com/info/Sai…
Christopher Nolan was going to direct a Howard Hughes biopic starring Jim Carrey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
During WW1, a Canadian soldier brought his pet bear to Britain. He named the bear Winnie after his home town Winnipeg an later donated the bear to the London Zoo where a boy named Christopher Robin liked it so much it inspired his father to write about it, thus Winnie the Pooh. s.telegraph.co.uk/graphic…
Christopher Mccandless from "Into The Wild" didn't poison himself as the novel/film says. He merely starved to death. christophermccandless.inf…
Christopher Reeve passed on the part in American Gigolo that made Richard Gere a star, and a decade later was denied the Richard Gere part in Pretty Woman moviemaker.com/5-roles-ch…
Popski's Private Army, a small British Special Forces unit in WW2, was set up as a raiding force to attack Rommel's fuel lines. Actor Christopher Lee was attached to this unit as a liaison officer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Christopher Nolan refused to use green screens for Interstellar, instead opting to build an actual set for the black hole scene and suspend Matthew McConaughey on wires cinemablend.com/new/Chris…
Producers Alexander Salkind and Ilya Salkind insisted Christopher Reeve's Superman have a big bulge. "Either he has a big one, or he has nothing!" Reeve wore a metal codpiece. cbr.com/movie-legends-rev…
West Indies got its name in 1492 because of a confusion. Christopher Columbus sailed west to find India but he landed in the Bahamas and mistook it for India. worldatlas.com/webimage/c…
Christopher Lee was once driving through Italy with his wife when their car had a puncture. He went for help, but fell into a ditch and got covered in mud. He reached a house and knocked on the door. The owner opened it, shrieked and fainted. They’d seen a Dracula film the night before. independent.co.uk/life-st…
Jamie Lee Curtis is a Baroness because her husband Christopher Guest inherited the title of Baron and is a member of the House of Lords. She however rejects the use of the title because she believes it has nothing to do with her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Christopher Reeve bulked up over 40lb of muscle mass to play Superman with the help of David Prowse. Superman and Darth Vader were gym buddies. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
Christopher Nolan cast Harry Styles in Dunkirk over hundreds of other candidates based on his "old-fashioned face." Nolan had no knowledge of Styles' fame as a singer. nzherald.co.nz/entertainm…
Christopher Walken trained as a dancer and tap-dancer before starting his acting career. That's why he could dance so well in the 'Weapon Of Choice' music video. The music video won 6 awards at the MTV VMAs in 2001. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…

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