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Surprising Movie Facts

Everyone enjoys a good movie. Whether you’re passionate about a true cinematic
experience, just want something to watch on a Friday night or enjoy having something on in the background, we all watch them.

We’ve compiled a list of some cool and interesting facts you most likely didn’t know (unless you’re a big movie buff).

The Hangover

– When Stu (Ed Helms) wakes up to find he is missing a tooth, the gap is actually real. Ed usually wears a fake incisor as his adult one never grew in, so for the film he took out his fake one.

The Theory of Everything

– Stephen Hawkings sent director James Marsh an email saying how at certain points of the film it was like he really was watching himself. Stephen also lent the filmmakers the signed copy of his thesis along with his Champion of Honour medal as real props for the film.

The Notebook

– At the start of filming, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams reportedly didn’t get along, to the point that Gosling tried to have McAdams replaced. They were eventually put in a room together and told to air all their issues and move on, apparently it worked, to the extent they then actually went on to become a real life couple.

The Godfather

– The cat that Marlon Brando is holding in the opening scene of the Godfather was actually a stray cat found in the film parking area, and wasn’t part of the script.

Django Unchained

– Leo DiCaprio actually cut his hand on glass when he smashes his hand on a table during a scene. Instead of stopping, he continues with the scene which then makes it into the final film.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

– Georgie’s first reaction to the snowy world of Narnia was her real reaction. She had been blindfolded and then carried onto the set to ensure her first reaction was on
film, resulting in her wide-eyed delight. Her reaction to meeting Mr. Tumnus for the first time at the lamppost was also genuine, as she had not yet seen him in costume.

Armageddon

– Nasa actually uses the film during their training program for new managers, who are tasked with spotting as many errors as possible. So far, 168 have been found

Pretty Woman

– When Richard Gere (Edward) snapped the necklace box on Julia Roberts’s (Vivian) fingers, this was unscripted and so Julia’s laughter was her natural reaction.

Maleficent

– The costume that Angelina Jolie wore on set meant that all the children were scared of her. As a result, the only child they were able to get to film with her, who wasn’t scared, was Angelina’s own daughter, Vivienne.

The Devil Wears Prada

– As so many fashion designers allowed their clothes to be used in the film, the wardrobe ended up being the most expensive wardrobe in film history.

The Mummy

– Brendan Fraser nearly died during a scene where his character is hanged. Rachel Weisz remembered, “He stopped breathing and had to be resuscitated.”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

– Nestle provided 1,850 bars of real chocolate for the film.

Titanic

– The Titanic took two hours and forty minutes to sink, which is the exact duration of the film scenes which are set in 1912. The collision with the iceberg also reportedly took 37 seconds which is how long the collision scene is.

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