There are many great movies that have graced the cinemas in the past 30 years. While you may know the stories in most of them, you definitely don’t know the stories behind them. A large mass of interesting factoids about our favorite flicks have been shared on social networks, and most of them are actually true. Here are 25 of the most interesting movie facts that you can pass off in pubs and social settings.
1. The Tangled/Frozen/Little Mermaid Theory
Tangled was released three years before Frozen. What if the King and Queen of Arendelle were on their way to Rapunzel and Eugene’s wedding when their boat sank? That must be why Rapunzel and Eugene felt the need to come to Elsa’s coronation ceremony. The boat is also present in the Little Mermaid Scenes. The stories supposedly happened at the same time.
Number two on our interesting movie facts list is from the Casablanca movie. In the Casablanca movie, Humphrey Bogart never said “Play it Again, Sam.”
Actress Debra Winger helped with the voicing of E.T. In the movie “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” in 1982.
4. 13 Going 30
This movie is about a 13 year old girl that wishes to turn 30. Jenna’s birthday scene was shot two times, with different wardrobes. This is why in the trailer she is wearing a multi-colored and has her hair down, and in the movie she is wearing a blue top with her hair up.
5. 101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan
As if there weren’t already enough subliminal messages in Disney’s movies, 101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan are actually the only animations in which parents of the protagonists don’t die throughout the movie.
6. Gone With the Wind
Over 1400 actresses were interviewed for the role of Scarlett O’Hara. Vivian Leigh happened to pass in front of the director’s window and he immediately fell in love with her and pleaded that she take the role.
Alfred Hitchcok came under CIA surveillance for his use of Uranium as plot element in Notorious (1946).
8. Fight Club
Fight Club was one of the best movies in the history of movies. During its making, Brad Pitt managed to chip his tooth but he didn’t get it capped until the movie was done because he thought it would look better that way.
9. Django Unchained
Django Unchained is the first time for Leonardo DiCaprio to not receive the top billing, in 16 years.
10. Cannibal Holocaust
The Director of Cannibal Holocaust had to prove in court that the actors which participated in this movie didn’t die during filming.
11. The Watchmen
Fox refused to screen The Watchmen because they say it is “the most unintelligible piece of s#$t they have read in years”.
12. Lord of The Rings
Can you imagine any other actor playing the role of Aragorn? If Viggo Mortensen’s son wouldn’t have insisted that his father play in the series, we would never have seen him in this incredible role.
13. Harry Potter
Professor Severus Snape is one of the most controversial good guys in the history of movies. To make his character seem believable, Alan Rickman was the only one beside J.K. Rowling to know that he was actually trying to defend Harry.
14. The Lord of The Rings #2
Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King has won all the eleven Academy Awards that it was nominated for.
Were you impressed by the CGI scenes from Avatar? We know we wore. Apparently each frame took 47 hours to render.
16. Django Unchained #2
The world “nigger” is pronounced 113 times in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
17. Paranormal Activity
Talk about incredible income from movies. Paranormal Activity cost 150.000$ to make, and it grossed over 210$ million so far.
18. Pirates of the Carribbean
The cast and crew of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was evacuated to Los Angeles because of Hurricane Wilma.
19. Pirates of the Caribbean #2
To get a real surprised reaction out of Orlando Bloom in the small kissing scene between Elizabeth Sawn and Jack Sparrow, directors cut it out from his script.
20. Pulp Fiction
All the Clocks in “Pulp Fiction” are stuck on 4:20.
21. Star Wars
Jodie Foster was George Lucas’s second choice to play princess Leia in the 1977 movie.
22. The Story of Mulan
Mulan’s story has been told in China for almost 1.500 years before Disney decided to make a movie out of it.
23. Shawshank Redemption
IMDB’s #1 movie, the Shawshank Redemption was the 51st highest grossing movie in 94′, behind Street Fighter.
24. Assassin Creed movie
It is rumored that Michael Fassbender will produce and star in the Assassin Creed movie.
25. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
We may have never seen Robert Downey Jr. star in the Iron Man were it not for his his amazing performance in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. He was a black-listed actor.
We hope you enjoyed our 25 most interesting movie facts list.