In 1986, Optimus Prime was actually killed off in the Transformers movie, in order to make way for new and more expensive toys. He was eventually resurrected due to Hasbro underestimating the backlash over his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Weird Al wrote "The Saga Begins" before Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace came out. He gathered most of the information from online leaks, and was surprised at how accurate he was after seeing a charity pre-screen of the movie. He made minor alterations to the song after seeing it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Mark Hamill auditioned for the role of Mozart in the movie adaptation of 'Amadeus' after playing the role on broadway, but was rejected after a studio executive said, "I don't want Luke Skywalker in this film". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
:"A Fistful of Dollars" from Sergio Leone, which was a nearly shot-for-shot remake of "Yojimbo" by Akira Kurosawa was never authorized by Toho/Kurosawa. The letter Kurosawa sent to Leone contained the line β€˜I’ve seen your movie. It’s a very good movie. Unfortunately, it’s my movie.'. flavorwire.com/483644/how…
Macy's Department Store declined to be featured in the movie "Elf" because they didn't like the idea that there was a fake Santa working there and felt it would blow the illusion for kids. abcnews.go.com/Entertainm…
Willem Defoe's "Confusing large penis" is so large that in the movie Antichrist a penis double was used to not "intimidate" the audience. thelmagazine.com/2010/01/…
Legendary Hollywood director Martin Scorsese, best known for his violent gangster films, has used the same female editor, Thelma Schoonmaker, on every movie he's made since Raging Bull in 1980. theguardian.com/film/2019…
The first movie ever released on DVD was Twister historyofinformation.com/…
Spaceballs creator Mel Brooks made a deal with George Lucas, that allowed him to spoof Star Wars in exchange for not selling any merchandise related to the film. The action figures Rick Moranis is seen playing with in the movie are the only official Spaceballs merchandise ever made. magazine.promomarketing.c…
That, in 1986, Michael Moore was an editor for the progressive magazine Mother Jones. He was fired after only four months. The reasoning behind his firing is disputed, but he sued for $2 million, settled for $58,000, and used that money to fund his first movie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, and Dustin Hoffman did not take salaries for the movie 'Hook'. Instead, they split 40% of TriStar Pictures' gross revenues. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoo…
Several people walked out of every screening of Reservoir Dogs at the Sundance film festival because of its graphic violence, including horror movie director Wes Craven best known for his A Nightmare On Elm Street films. ew.com/movies/2017/04/29/…
The song "Rainbow Connection" sung by Kermit from the 1979 film, The Muppet Movie reached No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained in the Top 40 for seven weeks. It was also nominated for Best Original Song at the 52nd Academy Awards en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
In the β€œThe Wizard Of Oz” movie, the Tin Man cried chocolate syrup instead of actual machine oil as the oil didn’t show up well on film today.com/popculture/wiza…
Jerry Weintraub, the producer of the 2016 Tarzan movie, originally wanted swimmer Michael Phelps to play Tarzan. Weintraub changed his mind after watching Phelps host Saturday Night Live for 2 minutes. yahoo.com/entertainment/m…
Dave Chappelle was offered the role of "Bubba" in Forrest Gump. He turned down the part because he was concerned that the character was demeaning and the movie would bomb. He later parodied the film in the 1997 short Bowl of Pork. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Kurt Vonnegut had a cameo appearance in the movie; β€˜Back to School.’ When the protagonist (Rodney Dangerfield) is asked how he is gong to write a paper on β€˜Vonnegut’ for literature class, if he hasn’t read any of the books? ...the actual Kurt Vonnegut shows up at his dorm room. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
Stanley Kubrick wanted to get an insurance policy from Lloyds of London to protect himself against losses in the event that extraterrestrial intelligence were discovered before the movie '2001: A Space Odyssey' was released. Lloyds refused. londonist.com/2014/07/sta…
Godzilla has the most number of sequels of any movie with 29 sequels newsday.com/entertainment…
When Eli Wallach, who played "The Ugly" in "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," arrived in Madrid to shoot the movie, all hotels were full. He ended up having to sleep in the same bed as Clint Eastwood and later often bragged that he was the only man who ever slept with Clint Eastwood. listerious.com/facts-abou…
Ronald Reagan was an announcer for the Chicago Cubs in the 1930s until he landed a 7-year movie contract after taking a screen test while traveling with the Cubs in California in 1937 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
The video game market accounts for more than half of UK's entertainment sector and is worth more than the music and movie industry combined, according to new report. bbc.com/news/technology-4…
Mel Gibson and Liam Neeson were largely considered to play James Bond in the movie "Goldeneye". Neeson turned it down because he wasn't interested in action films at the time and Gibson was too busy with his project "Braveheart" despite being recommended by Sean Connery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
When Bill Paxton died, hundreds of storm chasers spelt out his initials BP across three states using GPS markers to honor him for his role as a storm chaser in the 90s movie Twister. variety.com/2017/film/new…
The Joker character in Batman myth was based on a character in 'The Man Who Laughs', a 1928 movie about a man who is disfigured with a permanent grin. The movie is based on Victor Hugo's 1869 novel of the same name, meaning that the Joker's origins are 150 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
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…
After screening the movie WarGames at Camp David, President Reagan was inspired to learn more about America's vulnerability to cyberattack. The response: "Mr. President, the problem is much worse than you think." newamerica.org/weekly/how…
According to research, temporary, strong emotions, like sadness we experience from a weepy movie, can significantly decrease our ability to taste or perceive the amount of fat we're eating. People who are mildly depressed and who have elevated body weight may have lower sensitivity to fat. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
An Indian man developed a low cost sanitary pad for rural women because they were so expensive. The purpose of his feat was to prevent his wife from using dirty rags. His name is Arunachalam Muruganantham and Bollywood made a movie called "Padman" inspired by his story. youtu.be/zkQL7UJYDIY
Before its release in 1993, Jurassic Park was shown to 200 London school children ages 8-11. They overwhelmingly enjoyed the film and no ill effects were reported from schools or parents, earning the film a "PG" rating in Britain. Meanwhile, the American rating for the movie was "PG-13." independent.co.uk/news/uk…
To promote the Smurfs (2011) movie, Sony temporarily painted the traditional "pueblo blanco" town of Juzcar, Spain to a bright blue. The residents were so happy with the increase in tourism afterwards that they elected to keep the change permanently. veebrant.com/juzcar-smurf…
Peter Jackson shot "The Hobbit" in such a high frame rate, some people experienced nausea watching it in movie theaters. theguardian.com/film/shor…
The movie The Ghost And The Darkness was based on the story of the Tsavo Maneaters, two lions in 1898 that killed and ate up to an estimated 135 workers in Africa. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
The 1963 movie Charade went into public domain immediately upon release because producers omitted the word copyright and its symbol. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The first full length feature film was "The Story of the Kelly Gang". It was made in Australia in 1906, and tells the story of the notorious bushranger Ned Kelly. The movie ran for 60-70 minutes, and was produced by theatrical company J. and N. Tait. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
John Capenter's "The Thing" was the first movie in a Trilogy by Carpenter named "The Apocalypse Trilogy" all set in the same universe beginning with 'The Thing', followed by 'Prince of Darkness' and ending with 'In the Mouth of Madness'. theverge.com/2012/9/2/327…
Smaug the dragon originally had 4 legs in the first Hobbit movie but was changed to having 2 legs and 2 wing-arms in the second Hobbit movie. mtv.com/news/1719502/smau…
Buzz's "girlfriend," (woof!) in Home Alone was actually the art director's son dressed as a girl. The movie bosses thought that it would be too mean to use a real girl only to be mocked movieweb.com/home-alone-m…
Bambi’s children actually had official names that were not revealed in the movie. They are Geno (male) & Gurri (female). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bam…
For the movie Godzilla (1998), Rage Against The Machine was commissioned to contribute to the original soundtrack. The resulting track, "No Shelter", explicitly trashes the movie and Hollywood in general en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_…
In the movie Child’s Play, it took 11 different people to control the animatronic puppet Chucky, with a different person handling each part of his body from his legs to his eyebrows screenrant.com/childs-pla…
In Italy, the Disney movie "Moana" had to change its title to "Oceania" because of a famous porn star with the same name. player.one/disneys-moana-…
While Mark Zuckerberg was critical overall of his portrayal in "The Social Network", he was impressed by the accuracy of his depicted wardrobe: "Like every single shirt and fleece they had in that movie is actually a shirt or fleece that I own" theguardian.com/film/2010…
The 1936 film 'Circus' - Stalin's favourite and the most successful of all time within the Soviet Union - was about an American woman with a Mixed Race son, who finds acceptance in the USSR. The movie's climax had the boy being held and sung to lovingly by various Soviet ethnic groups. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cir…
Alec Guinness played detective-priest Father Brown in a movie. While filming he met a French child and although unable to speak French, Guinness was impressed that the child was so friendly and decided that the Church had an unfair reputation. He later converted to Catholicism. catholicculture.org/cultu…
Despite flopping massively, Grease 2 inspired an Indian remake. While Bollywood didn't make a remake of the original Grease, instead only focusing on the sequel, the movie became so successful the state of Karnataka had to grant a public leave day so people could watch the movie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
In Tom Hanks' first movie, "He Knows You're Alone", his character was supposed to be killed off, but the crew liked him so much they decided not to film the scene, meaning his character survived en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He_…
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 shark in the movie Jaws wasn't named Jaws, he was named Bruce npr.org/2019/08/09/745651…

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