The Largest Collection of Movie Trivia Facts

One of my favorite types of posts I come across are the random movie facts you may not know about from some of your favorite movies.  They are posted all over the web on a variety of different websites, including this one.  This post acts as a hub for all the great movie trivia facts posts from across the Internet, so enjoy!

poltergeist The Largest Collection of Movie Trivia Facts

Some Little Known Facts About Poltergeist

Teaser: The film was originally given a R rating, but the filmmakers protested successfully and got a PG rating. The PG-13 rating did not exist at the time.

lion king The Largest Collection of Movie Trivia FactsAmazing Facts About the Lion King

Teaser: The movie was originally titled King of the Jungle. Disney changed the name when they realized that lions don’t live in the jungle.

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Something Cool you Might Not Know About Shawshank Redemption

Teaser: Andy and Red’s opening chat in the prison yard, in which Red is pitching a baseball, took 9 hours to shoot. Morgan Freeman pitched that baseball for the entire 9 hours without a single word of complaint. He showed up for work the next day with his arm in a sling.

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A Few Interesting Facts About Pulp Fiction

Teaser: Vincent was written for Michael Madsen but he opted to film Wyatt Earp instead

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20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Batman Begins

Teaser: Christian Bale was almost cast as Robin in “Batman Forever”. The role that eventually went to Chris O’Donnel

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A Few Interesting Facts About Forrest Gump

Teaser: John Travolta, Chevy Chase, and Bill Murray all turned down the role of Forrest Gump.

fight club The Largest Collection of Movie Trivia Facts

Breaking The First Rule of Fight Club By Talking Facts About Fight Club

Teaser: Tyler Durden was originally going to recite a workable recipe for home-made explosives as he does in the novel. But in the interest of public safety, the filmmakers decided to substitute fictional recipes for the real ones.

big lebowski The Largest Collection of Movie Trivia Facts

The Big Lebowski Facts The Dude Would Abide To

Teaser: The word “dude” is used around 161 times in the movie. 160 spoken and once in text in the credits for “Gutterballs” the second dream sequence.

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25 Things You Didn’t Know About The Avengers

Teaser: Joss Whedon’s original script didn’t feature Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) at all. It was only Robert Downey, Jr.’s insistence that had Pepper included to give Tony some depth

lord of the rings The Largest Collection of Movie Trivia Facts

100 Things You Didn’t Know About Lord Of The Rings

Teaser: 27 copies of the book were used up in the process of creating the screenplay, between highlighting and note-making and page-tearing.

hocus pocus The Largest Collection of Movie Trivia Facts

13 Frightening Fun Facts About Hocus Pocus

Teaser: In July 1993, ‘Hocus Pocus’ made only about $40 million at the box office on a $28 million dollar budget.

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50 Things You Didn’t Know About The Wizard of Oz

Teaser: Shirley Temple, then 11-years-olds, was a frontrunner for the part of Dorothy, but it’s said that producers didn’t think she had the vocal chops to cut it. There was also a contract quibble.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Largest Collection of Movie Trivia Facts

23 Fun Facts About the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie

Teaser: Playmates Toys declined to make figures based on the first film due to its violent nature, language and overall tone.

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23.7 Facts About The Shining

Teaser: The MPAA did not allow blood to be shown in any trailers that would be seen by all ages. Kubrick persuaded them that the blood was rusty water and got the trailer passed.

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18 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Movie Elf

Teaser: Jim Carrey was originally supposed to play the lead role of Buddy the elf.

nightmare before christmas The Largest Collection of Movie Trivia Facts

20 Crazy Facts About the Making of The Nightmare Before Christmas

Teaser: The stop-motion musical had 24 frames to a second, meaning they had to pose characters 24 times for each second of the completed film.

harry potter The Largest Collection of Movie Trivia Facts

17 Fun Facts About the Harry Potter Movies

Teaser: At the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the credits say, “No dragons were harmed in the making of this movie.”

toy story The Largest Collection of Movie Trivia Facts

33 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Toy Story

Teaser: Toy Story 3 is the only Toy Story film not to receive a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It still however received a relatively high score of 99%.

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