A few quick movie facts you likely never heard before (14 Photos)
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The Lion King was originally called “King of the Jungle” before they realized that lions don’t actually live in jungles.
Good Will Hunting (1997) Director – Gus Van Sant In this scene between therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) and math genius Will Hunting (Matt Damon), Williams proves that comedic-minded actors usually give the best ad libbed scenes. The entire story about Maguire’s flatulent spouse was made up on the spot by Williams and not a part of the original script.
Ed Helms’ missing tooth in The Hangover wasn’t computer generated, it’s real. An adult tooth never grew in so he has an implant.
Gwyneth Paltrow played young Wendy in Hook.
It was James Cameron who drew the portrait of Rose in Titanic. The drawing was auctioned for $16,000.
Do you remember this guy from Pocahontas?
His name was Thomas and he was actually voiced by Christian Bale.
In early drafts, the time machine in Back to the Future was supposed to be a refrigerator.
Will Smith was originally approached to play Neo, but backed out to star in Wild Wild West instead.
John Travolta was considered for Maverick in Top Gun, but his asking price was too high.
Robert De Niro turned down the role of Captain Jack Sparrow because he thought Pirates of the Caribbean was going to bomb.
Zoolander (2001) Director – Ben Stiller In this scene involving former hand model J.P. Prewitt (David Duchovny) and the dimwitted male model Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller), Prewitt – a conspiracy theorist – explains how the fashion industry has been behind every high profile political assassination of the last hundred years. Zoolander asks, “Why male models?” Prewitt answers with a lengthy explanation, after which Zoolander responds again, “Why male models?” Stiller forgot his original line and just repeated his previous line instead. This prompted Duchovny to ad-lib his response “Are you kidding? I just told you like a minute ago.” The scene ends up reinforcing the movie’s narrative of the brainless male model stereotype and Stiller turned a gaffe into one of the funniest parts of the film.
Pumbaa was the first character to ever exhibit flatulence in a Disney movie.
R2D2 is shorthand for “Reel 2, Dialogue 2” that was used in George Lucas’ film American Graffiti. He liked the sound of it and re-used it for Star Wars.
E.T.’s face was modeled after Albert Einstein, Carl Sandburg and a pug.