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!
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.
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.
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.
Teaser: Vincent was written for Michael Madsen but he opted to film Wyatt Earp instead
Teaser: Christian Bale was almost cast as Robin in “Batman Forever”. The role that eventually went to Chris O’Donnel
Teaser: John Travolta, Chevy Chase, and Bill Murray all turned down the role of Forrest Gump.
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.
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.
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
Teaser: 27 copies of the book were used up in the process of creating the screenplay, between highlighting and note-making and page-tearing.
Teaser: In July 1993, ‘Hocus Pocus’ made only about $40 million at the box office on a $28 million dollar budget.
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.
Teaser: Playmates Toys declined to make figures based on the first film due to its violent nature, language and overall tone.
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.
Teaser: Jim Carrey was originally supposed to play the lead role of Buddy the elf.
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.
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.”
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%.