Top Film Facts for All Entertainment Buffs

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Ten Fun Facts

Beauty and the Beast became the first animated movie to be Oscar-nominated.

The Big Lewbowski features the word “dude” 161 times, “man” 147 and the “F” word, or variations thereof, 292 times!

Producing over 800 movies each year (twice that of Hollywood), Bollywood is the largest movie industry market in the world.

Many of the extras in Braveheart were reserves from the Irish army.

“Play it again, Sam” was never actually said by Humphrey Bogart in ‘Casablanca’.

Before Bruce Willis got the part, the role of John McClane in Die Hard almost went to Richard Gere.

Brad Pitt accidentally chipped a tooth while filming “Fight Club”. Instead of getting it fixed immediately, however, he kept it as it was until filming was complete.

The part of Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind” was finally cast after over 1,400 actresses were auditioned.

In “Love Actually” the word “actually” is said over twenty times.

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Hurricane Wilma caused the cast and crew of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” to be evacuated during filming.

To create the blood in HItchcock’s “Psycho”, the designers used chocolate syrup.

In “Pulp Fiction” every clock is stuck at 4.20.

Michelle Pfeiffer turned down the part of Clarice in “Silence of the Lambs”.

A black widow spider was not used in the 2002 version of the movie, “Spider-Man”. Instead, a Steatoda spider was anaesthetised and painted.

George Lucas had in mind Jodie Foster as his second choice for Princess Leia in “Star Wars”.

When considering the part of the Terminator in the movie of the same name, producers turned down OJ Simpson for the role – they felt he would not be taken seriously.

In “Toy Story”, Sid’s carpet is the same as the one as featured in “The Shining”.

Before Disney decided to animate the story of Mulan, it had been told in China for 1500 years.

The red slippers worn by Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” were auctioned for $660,000!


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