Robert Downey Jr. was fiddling with the controls of his Iron Man costume while waiting to film scenes featuring him and Black Widow when Downey hit the “wrong” button. The suit punched Scarlett clean off the sound stage. Downey couldn’t stop apologizing. Scarlett got up, dusted herself off, and even cracked a smile.
Ralphie in ‘A Christmas Story’ says he wants a Red Ryder BB Gun 28 times during the film. Originally Jack Nicholson wanted to play the role of the father but he wanted too much money.
The actor who plays ‘Ming Ming’ in the movie ‘Elf’ is played by Ralphie!
Jack Nicholson hates giving interviews so much that he has not appeared on a talk show since 1971
The cat held by Marlon Brando in the opening scene of ‘The Godfather’ was not written into the scene. Marlon found the stray wandering around the Paramount Lot just before the scene was shot.
The movie is actually named after the boulevard in Santa Monica, California, where the Bad Robot offices were located during the making of the film. “Cloverfield” was originally just a codename for the movie. Finally, the producers decided it would be a fun inside joke and just kept the name.
While filming “The African Queen” (1950) in the Congo, everybody on the crew, including Katherine Hepburn, became extremely illl with dysentery from drinking the water. Everybody that is, except Humphrey Bogart, who only drank Whiskey.
When Michael Jackson was informed that his ‘Thriller’ co-star Ola Ray had posed nude for Playboy in June 1980, Jackson confessed that he had never heard of the magazine.
Jim Carrey was Tupac Shakur’s favorite actor. While in prison, Carrey would write letters to Tupac to help him laugh a little.
OJ Simpson was originally considered for the role of the Terminator, but James Cameron and the producers finally decided that Simpson was “too nice” to be taken seriously as a cold-blooded killer…
The costume for the Cowardly Lion in the ‘Wizard of Oz’ was made from real lion skins.
Judy Garland was paid $35 a week for her role as Dorothy in the ‘Wizard of Oz’. Toto was paid $150. The Ruby slippers Judy wore in a screen test fetched $612,000 at auction. However, another pair of ruby slippers which Judy actually wore on screen, pair #7, will be auctioned off December 16th. They are expected to sell for $2 – $3 million dollars.
After reading the script for Men in Black, Will Smith did not want any part of the movie. It was wife Jada that persuaded him to take the part.
When the Mothership passes over the Devil’s Tower near the end of Spielberg’s movie, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’, R2-D2 can be seen hanging from the bottom of the ship.
The problematic mechanical shark in ‘Jaws’ was nicknamed Bruce after Steven Spielberg’s lawyer.
The shark in ‘Finding Nemo’ is named Bruce… based on Steven Spielberg’s lawyer of course.
In the movie “Toy Story”, the carpet designs in Sid’s hallway is the same as the carpet designs in “The Shining.”
Sean Connery wore a toupee in every ‘Bond’ film beginning with ‘Dr. No’ in 1962.
There was no love lost between Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn on the set of ‘Four Christmases’. Reese is an extremely rehearsed actress while Vince views the script as a guide, preferring to improv many of his lines. The two actors despised each other so much, it actually caused filming delays.
The movie ‘Halloween’ was filmed on such a tight budget, the famous Michael Myers mask is actually a Captain Kirk Halloween mask painted white. Also, ‘Halloween’ was originally titled ‘The Babysitter Murders’.