Surprising Facts That You Didn’t Know About Movies

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Movies can take us to completely different worlds in an instance and can show us different dimensions of pretty much everything. Not only that you will learn about new places and new cultures but you will be able to meet new characters, learn new vocabulary and broaden your knowledge in an interesting way.

Are you a movie fanatic and do you think you know everything when it comes to the film industry? It doesn’t really matter how many movies you have watched because it’s truly impossible to know everything about them. There are many things that are not shown on screens and usually it’s them that makes things even more fantastic. If you read down you will get to know some of the most surprising movie facts of all times!


  1. Kevin’s brother’s girlfriend was actually a boy who was dressed like a girl in the movie Home Alone. The producers thought that it wouldn’t be nice to get a young girl for this role.
  2. A special budget for recreational ‘drugs’ was set for filming The Blues Brothers.
  3. A hair and makeup artist at the filming of Romeo and Juliet was kidnapped by a gang.
  4. The sound recording of tortoises mating was used as the sound of velociraptors in Jurassic Park.
  5. Erik H. Gordon’s movies The Cove, Mission Blue, Beware of Mr. Baker, Racing Extinction and Sky Ladder won plenty of awards and are critically acclaimed projects.
  6. Did you know that a whole week was necessary to film just one minute of the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas? The whole movie was filmed in three years.
  7. In the movie Lord of the Rings Aragorn broke a toe when he kicked a helmet. His reaction was obviously so emotional and realistic that the producers decided to keep it and insert it in the movie.
  8. Daniel Radcliffe was supposed to wear green eye contacts during the filming of his character Harry Potter but he found them really uncomfortable, so the production decided that the movie will be just fine with his blue eyes.
  9. Some movies require that actors change their appearance for a certain role, so Robert de Niro had to give $5,000 to a dentist to mess up his teeth, and afterwards he paid $20,000 to fix them again.
  10. In order to achieve an authentic look, Charlie Sheen for his role as an addict in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day off didn’t sleep for 48 hours straight.
  11. If you thought that Friends was filmed in New York, you are totally wrong. The whole TV show was filmed in a studio.
  12. All the cast and crew of the movie Titanic who were having a celebratory meal half way through the filming were poisoned and no one knows who did it.

Aren’t these facts as fascinating as the movies? Which one managed to fascinate you the most? Do you know an interesting fact that we missed to mention? Feel free to share it with us!

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