What is the A113 mystery code and why is it every single Pixar movie? Who turned down the role of Neo in the Matrix? What film LOST the most Oscars? Find out all that more!
"Anthony Hopkins appears in the movie 'Silence of the Lambs' for only 16 minutes and he wins an Oscar for his role. In preparation for his role, Hopkins studied files of serial killers. Also, he visited prisons and studied convicted murderers and was present during some court hearings concerning serial killings. One of the inspirations that he borrowed from for his interpretation of Hannibal Lecter was a friend of his in London who never blinked which unnerved anyone around him."
"Liam Neeson didn't accept the role of James Bond because his to-be wife would have refused to marry him. The role later went to Pierce Brosnan.
Tom Cruise was the initial choice for the role of Tony Stark in Iron-Man.
Robert De Niro rejected an offer to play Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.
Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf in Lord Of The Rings because he didn't understand the story. Jennifer Aniston was considered for the role of Rose in Titanic."
"Marvel Studios' head honcho Kevin Feige is a big fan of Star Wars, and Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker losing their hands in the Star Wars was a big part of the movie. So as a homage to the Star Wars series, someone gets their hands cut off in every Avengers movies starting from Iron Man 3.
Iron Man 3: Iron Man slices off Aldrich Killian's arm during the climactic fight scene. Thor: The Dark World: Loki appears to cut off Thor's hand in an illusion. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Bucky is revealed to have lost his arm during his fall off the train. Guardians of the Galaxy: Gamora chops off Groot's arms the first time they meet. Avengers: Age of Ultron: Ultroncuts off the arm of Andy Serkis' Ulysses Klaue.Avengers: Age of Ultron: In Age of Ultron, during the long-awaited Hulk vs. Hulkbuster fight, we see the Hulkbuster's arm come off. After the Hulk stabs an enormous pole in the arm, Iron Man just loses the arm completely and replaces it with a new arm which flies to him.Ant-Man: Corey Stoll's Darren Cross is shrinking piece by piece. The first thing to go is his right arm, which zips away into his shoulder. Cross is stuck armless for about 5 seconds before the rest of his body shrinks down to nothing. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Clark Gregg's Phil Coulson losing his hand in the Season 2 finale
Captain America: Civil War: During the end fight, Iron Man fires an energy beam that not only knocks the Winter Soldier back, but completely severs his metal arm off at the shoulder. So next time you go to see an Avengers movie, look for that hand being chopped off"
"At the beginning of the movie, Fight Club, After the copyright warning, there is another warning on the DVD. This warning is from Tyler Durden, and is only there for a second. "If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this is useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned... Tyler""
"The mystery code A113 can easily be seen in all of Pixar's motion pictures. It's a strange alphanumeric cipher that simply doesn't go away.
A113 refers to a classroom number at the California Institute of Arts. It was the classroom for first year graphic design and character animation, where many of the animators at Pixar and Disney, and several other studios, discovered and mastered their craft. The use of A113 in their films is a friendly nod to one another that they once shared a classroom without which they would never be doing what they're doing now. It's also been seen on The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park and just about every other animated TV show, plus lots of video games and many, many movies, both animated and not. Keep an out for this ubiquitous "Easter Egg""
"Katharine Hepburn is the only actress who won 4 Oscars in the history of Academy Awards, all for the category Best Actress in a leading role. She was nominated 12 times for the same category, still was never present at the awards ceremony.
All the 4 Oscars were accepted by others on her behalf."
"The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) holds the record of the most number of the "F---s" said in a drama film in the cinematic history.
F-word count - 570
Duration - 179 minutes
Uses per minute - 3.18. Matthew McConaughey's scenes were shot on the second week of filming. The chest beating and humming performed by him was improvised and actually a warm-up rite that he performs before acting. When Leonardo DiCaprio saw it while filming, the brief shot of him looking away uneasily from the camera was actually him looking at Martin Scorsese for approval. DiCaprio encouraged them to include it in their scene and later claimed it "set the tone" for the rest of the film.
The actors snorted crushed B vitamins for scenes involving cocaine.
Margot Robbie(Naomi) claimed that her sex scene with Leonardo DiCaprio on a bed full of cash was extremely uncomfortable, as the fake paper bills had sharp edges resulting in multiple paper cuts to her back.
Margot Robbie has revealed that she accidentally slapped Leonardo DiCaprio more violently than she intended to while shooting a scene: she got a little lost in the moment, slapped his face and said "F--- you". There was a stunned silence on the set and then all of them burst out laughing, but she feared that DiCaprio would sue her for it. She apologized, but he was impressed with her courage and asked her to hit him again.
Originally, Martin Scorsese offered Margot Robbie to appear wearing a bath-robe during the seduction scene between her and Leonardo DiCaprio. Robbie refused and insisted on doing the scene fully nude; her first in her career. According to Robbie: "The whole point of Naomi is that her body is her only form of currency in this world...She has to be naked. She's laying her cards on the table." Robbie said she had three shots of tequila in succession before shooting the scene to relax. After shooting was complete, Robbie initially fibbed to her family and friends that she actually did the nude scene in order to delay any personal repercussions; claiming C.G.I. was used to superimpose her head on a body-double. She eventually changed her mind and confessed when the film was released.
Jonah Hill(Donnie) wore a prosthetic penis when Donnie sees Naomi while masturbating at the party. The surprised reactions from the actors and extras were genuine.
During the kissing scene between Leonardo DiCaprio and Joanna Lumley (Aunt Emma), Leonardo was so nervous that the scene required a reported twenty-seven takes to get it right.
Wanting to work with Martin Scorsese, Jonah Hill took a pay cut by being paid the S.A.G. minimum, which was $60,000.
Martin Scorsese claimed that the sequence of Jordan attempting to get in his car while extremely impaired on Lemmons was improvised on the day of filming, and that it was Leonardo DiCaprio's idea to open the car door with his foot. DiCaprio strained his back during the scene, and was only able to perform the stunt once.
Martin Scorsese has confirmed that some of the editing is odd on purpose, especially the scenes where one or more characters are high, every time Jordan is seen taken drugs the scenes that follow have continuity issues and often flow oddly.
The majority of the film was improvised, as Martin Scorsese often encourages.
Leonardo DiCaprio was obsessed with playing Jordan Belfort since getting hold of the book back in 2007, DiCaprio has been focused on turning the depraved tale of Jordan Belfort into a film. However, he wasn't just interested in this story's connection to the most recent collapse on Wall Street, he was also attracted to Jordan's honest and uncompromising portrayal of what he actually experienced."
"The Color Purple was also nominated for 11 but it lost them all!"
"The scene where the Joker crashes the party at Bruce Wayne's penthouse.
The rehearsal of this scene was the first time Michael Caine saw Heath Ledger as the Joker. Caine was so terrified of Ledger that, he forgot every one of his lines!!!!
"So on the first rehearsal, I've never seen him. He has like seven dwarfs with him, like Snow White, only it's not like that. When the bloody door opened on that lift, he came tearing out. I forgot every line. Terrifying.""
The guitar destroyed by Kurt Russell's character in "The Hateful Eight" was not a prop but an authentic 1870s antique Martin guitar loaned by the Martin Guitar Museum. According to sound producer Mark Ulano, the guitar was supposed to have been switched with a copy to be destroyed, but this was not communicated to Russell; everyone on the set was "pretty freaked out" at the guitar's destruction, and Leigh's reaction was genuine.
But Tarantino was in a corner of the room with a funny curl on his lips, because he got something out of it with the performance.
Museum director Dick Boak said that the museum was not told that script included a scene that called for a guitar being smashed, and after receiving the broken sections determined that it was irreparable. The insurance remunerated the purchase value of the guitar. As a result of the incident, the museum will no longer loan guitars to film productions."
"Strange incidents happened during the filming of The Omen.
Planes carrying cast or crew were struck by lightning
Director Richard Donner was hit by a vehicle while getting out of his car
John Richardson, special effects supervisor, was involved in a car accident. He survived while his girlfriend was beheaded.
Richard Donner's hotel was bombed by the IRA
The crew were supposed to board a chartered plane whichc they missed and the pilot flew with his own family. The plane crashed and everybody on the plane died.
Also,Gregory Peck's son committed suicide a few months before filming."
"Roar is the most dangerous movie ever made.
Because producer-director Noel Marshall directed movie with real wild animals consits of four tiger cubs, two elephants, and 110 lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars, and cheetahs.
For 11 years, Marshall and his wife, the actress Tippi Hedren and their children, including then-fledging actress Melanie Griffith, lived, ate and slept in that company. During the shooting so many people got injured which includes cast and crew. Few of them are mentioned below.
Over 70 of the cast and crew were injured during the production of this film. Cinematographer Jan de Bont had his scalp lifted by a lion, resulting in 220 stitches.
Tippi Hedren received a fractured leg and also had scalp wounds. This occurred after an elephant bucked her off its back while she was riding it. She was also bitten in the neck by a lion and required 38 stitches. This incident can also be seen in the film. Melanie Griffith (Hedren's daughter) was also attacked, receiving 50 stitches to her face; it was feared she would lose an eye but in the end the wound was not disfiguring.
Noel was attacked so many times that he eventually was diagnosed with gangrene. With all these hurdles movie got released and collected $2million but the budget was $17million.
Movie re-released on 2015 with a beautifual tag line "No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. 70 members of the cast and crew were.""
"Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Yes I insist on using the title in its entirety :P ) was a truly unique movie directed by one of the most idiosyncratic directors of all time, Stanley Kubrick.
1) A significant portion of the movie is shot in a War Room, with top US government and military officials seated around a table discussing the various strategies they could implement in the face of nuclear armageddon and their possible outcomes. Kubrick insisted that the table be green in colour, to symbolise the fact that the officials were playing poker with human life( poker is played on a green coloured table). For those of you haven't seen the movie and are wondering what's strange about that, its shot in black and white!
2) George C. Scott played the role of General Turgidson, a sort of testosterone driven buffoon endowed with the temperament of a mental patient. However the truth of the matter is that the actor refused to enact the role in such an over the top manner. Kubrick mollified him by allowing him to tone down his style but to continue in the excited vein while rehearsing between shots( while the cameras were "off"). In actuality, Kubrick continued filming and used the 'rehearsals' in the final version."
"The word "Dude" appears 161 times in The Big Lebowski. It (or a variation or it) is said 160 times and it appears in the credits of the movie in The Dude's dream sequence "Gutterballs". The F-bomb is dropped 147 times in the movie as well!"
"There is one instance of ad-libbing that's so perfect in terms of quick-thinking that surely nobody would ever suspect on face value that it actually was. As The Joker (Heath Ledger) starts exploding Gotham General Hospital, he emerges out front in full-on nurse garb, walking towards the camera.
The intention was for the explosion to start immediately, but alas, something went wrong and there was a delay, but rather than look around for clarification and break character, Ledger simply shrugs, fiddles with the detonator, and a few seconds later, the explosions begin and the scene can continue like normal. This has certainly augmented the scene."