1. The dinosaur noises in the "Jurassic Park" movie were made from recordings of tortoise sex.
  2. Over 90% of American movies made before 1929 are lost, no copies are known to exist.
  3. The word "mafia" is never mentioned in the film version of The Godfather because the actual mafia demanded it.
  4. Movie trailers used to play after the film.
  5. The Movie "Paranormal Activity" cost less than $15,000 to make but grossed over $193,000,000.
  6. The budget for the Movie "Titanic" was higher than the Titanic itself.
  7. Bruce Lee was so fast, they actually had to run his films slower so you can see his moves.
  8. Movie theater Popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon in U.S.A.
  9. Nigeria makes more movies every year than the US.
  10. Time Travel depictions in films and TV are banned in China.
  11. The movie Gravity was more expensive than the Indian Mars mission.
  12. Godzilla was only seen for about 8 minutes in the 2014 film "Godzilla".
  13. After watching Star Wars, James Cameron decided to quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry.
  14. Sandra Bullock won the Oscar and the Golden Raspberry (for worst film) in the same weekend. She collected both.
  15. The production of Disney's film Tangled was more expensive than Avatar's production.
  16. The 1976 film “Rocky” was shot in 28 days.
  17. Before being an actor, Bruce Willis worked as a private investigator.
  18. Actor Richard Gere's middle name is Tiffany.
  19. Two actors have died playing Judas in live Biblical productions by accidentally hanging themselves for real during his death scene.
  20. Scarlett Johansson voiced Mandy in the Spongebob Movie.
  21. The Horse Head used in the movie "The Godfather" was real.
  22. Yoda, from Star Wars, was modeled after the appearance of Albert Einstein.
  23. The movie "Little Miss Sunshine" was partially inspired by a quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger saying: "If there's one thing in this world I despise, it's losers."
  24. The time traveling machine in the movie "Back to the Future" was originally supposed to be a refrigerator.
  25. Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption were all in theatres at the same time in October of 1994.
  26. Schwarzenegger was paid approximately US$21,429 for every word he said in Terminator 2.
  27. Sylvester Stallone was so poor, he had to sell his dog for $50. A week later, he sold the script for Rocky and bought him back for $3,000.
  28. When Charlie Chaplin received his honorary Oscar, he got a 12-minute standing ovation, the longest in Oscar history.
  29. James Cameron was homeless when writing the movie "The Terminator," and sold the rights for US$1, on the condition he could direct it.
  30. Will Smith, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Leo DiCaprio were offered the part of Neo in "The Matrix" movie before Keanu Reeves.
  31. When the movie "Clue" was shown in theaters in 1985, each theater was given 1 of 3 possible endings.
  32. The movie industry relocated from New York to LA to escape from Thomas Edison's patents.
  33. 106-year-old Manoel de Oliveira was the oldest active film director until 2015. He began making movies during the silent era.
  34. Charlie Chaplin made his movie mocking Hitler with his own money because Hollywood was afraid of losing money if they took a stand.
  35. Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.
  36. "Gone with the Wind" is the highest grossing movie of all time, when adjusted for inflation.
  37. The script of the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" took just 6 days to write.
  38. "101 Dalmatians" was based on a book that had a sequel called "The Starlight Barking" in which dogs could fly and meet an alien dog.
  39. According to a study on Academy Award speeches, Steven Spielberg has been thanked more than God.
  40. Men account for 74.4% of lead roles in Hollywood movies.
  41. In the 1920's and early 1930's, women dominated the screenwriting profession in Hollywood's movies.
  42. 29 days after the Titanic sank, a movie about it was released. It featured an actress who was actually on the Titanic and survived.
  43. Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.
  44. Samuel L. Jackson has said "motherf*cker" 171 times in 27 different movies.
  45. Nelson Mandela has a cameo in the 1992 movie "Malcolm X" as a teacher reciting one of the civil rights activist's speeches.
  46. Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double for the first 6 Harry Potter movies was paralyzed from an accident on set in the 7th movie.
  47. "Apollo 13", "Armageddon", and "Around the World in 80 Days" are among the movies NASA keeps aboard the International Space Station.
  48. The movie "Borat" was a huge hit in Israel, in part because Borat's "Kazakh" lines were all actually in Hebrew.
  49. Otto Frank wrote Audrey Hepburn asking her to portray his daughter Anne in the movie "The Diary of Anne Frank". Audrey kindly declined the part.
  50. James Cameron sought Hollywood funding for the movie "Titanic" not because he wanted to make the movie, but because he wanted to dive to the shipwreck.
  51. Actor Sean Bean has died on 32% of his movies, the highest percentage of any living actor of note.
  52. The stunt doubles for Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy in the movie "Mad Max: Fury Road" fell in love on set and got married.
  53. While shooting "The Blues Brothers" movie, they had a budget for cocaine.
  54. Steven Spielberg declined to direct the Harry Potter movies and said "It's just like withdrawing a billion dollars and putting it into your personal bank accounts. There's no challenge."
  55. The "No Animals Were Harmed" moniker on movies only applies while film is actually recording.
  56. The movie "Titanic" won 11 Oscars, but none for acting.
  57. The film "Birdman" was shot in just 30 days .
  58. Indian actor Brahmanandam Kanneganti had a role in more than 1000 films, a world record.
  59. Morgan Freeman didn't appear in a movie until age 34, and didn't get a big role until he was 52, with Driving Miss Daisy and Glory.
  60. Sean Connery wore a toupee in all of the James Bond movies because he started balding at age 21.
  61. In the original script, "Rocky" ended with Rocky throwing the fight and opening a pet store for Adrian with the money he made.
  62. United Artists offered Stallone up to US$340,000 to sell them the rights to the screenplay of Rocky if he agreed to not star in the movie. He refused.
  63. Despite smoking in numerous films, Clint Eastwood has never smoked habitually.
  64. There's a hotline filmmakers can call for science advice with the goal of helping filmmakers incorporate accurate science into their films .
  65. Steven Spielberg completed his degree course, 33 years after dropping out, by submitting Schindler's List as his final project.
  66. Over 500 girls have been named Hermione since the first 'Harry Potter' movie came out.
  67. Brad Pitt was banned from China for his role in the movie "7 Years in Tibet."
  68. A defector used balloons to air drop thousands of copies of the film "The Interview" into North Korea.
  69. Joe Ranft, co-writer and co-director on the film "Cars," died in a car accident while the movie was still in production.
  70. "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" has the highest body count of any movie ever made with 836 on-screen deaths.
  71. The script for the movie "Back to the Future" was rejected over 40 times by every major studio and by some more than once.
  72. Actor John Hurt holds the record for dying in more than 40 different movies including Alien, Spaceballs, Hellboy and V for Vendetta.
  73. Jonah Hill snorted so much fake cocaine while filming "The Wolf of Wall Street" that he got bronchitis.
  74. The flame-shooting guitar in the movie "Mad Max: Fury Road" weighed 132 pounds and shot real flames.
  75. Jeff Daniels made just US$50,000 in the original "Dumb and Dumber" while Jim Carrey was paid US$7 million.
  76. There's a Starbucks coffee cup in every scene of Fight Club.
  77. The first ever 3D movie was "The Power Of Love," a silent film released in 1922.
  78. The first movie in color was made already in 1901.
  79. Christopher Walken likes to edit the punctuation of every script he gets, so he can say things the way he wants to.
  80. The famous "Here's Johnny!" scene in "The Shining" took 3 days to film and the use of 60 doors .
  81. Donald Trump was the inspiration for the character Biff Tannen in the "Back to the Future" trilogy.
  82. The number of days Phil spends in the time loop of the movie Groundhog Day was estimated to be around 30 to 40 years.
  83. A 2-hour movie plus 5 minutes of previews uses 2.1 miles (3.4 km) of 35mm film.
  84. Charlie Chaplin's daughter played Charlie Chaplin's mother in the 1992 biopic "Chaplin."
  85. The man who inspired the 2004 Tom Hanks movie "The Terminal" spent 18 years living at the departure lounge of Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  86. The parody national anthem of Kazakhstan from the movie "Borat" was accidentally downloaded and played in 2012 for a Kazakh gold medalist.
  87. Liam Neeson, now an action movie star, declined the role of James Bond in 1994 because he "wasn't interested in starring in action movies."
  88. A British research study found that watching a horror film prior to viewing abstract art enhances the enjoyment of the art for most people.
  89. The movie "Saving Private Ryan" was so realistic, it triggered Posttraumatic stress disorder in some WW2 veterans.
  90. From 1974 to 1976, Shirley Temple was U.S. Ambassador to Ghana.
  91. More Oscar winners thank Harvey Weinstein than God and less than half thank the Academy, study shows.
  92. Steven Spielberg waited 10 years after being given the story Schindler's List to make the film, as he didn't feel mature enough at the time.
  93. The Star Wars lightsaber sound was made by combining the hum of an idle film projector and the buzz from an old TV set.
  94. In the Psycho movie, Alfred Hitchcock achieved the sound of stabbings in the iconic shower scene by stabbing through countless melons to find the perfect one for the scene.
  95. As a kid, actor Steve Buscemi was hit by a bus and by a car— in separate incidents.
  96. The dress worn by Marilyn Monroe during filming of The Misfits sold for US$66,000.
  97. Depending on what Star Movie movie you're watching, Yoda has a different number of toes.
  98. The first Cannes Film Festival was called off after the screening of just one film due to the outbreak of WW2.
  99. Kevin Costner refused to star in the movie Platoon (1986) because he believed it was insulting to American soldiers, since his own brother was a Vietnam veteran.
  100. Houdini starred in five Hollywood movies and owned his own movie studio.
  101. From Dr. No to Quantum of Solace, James Bond has killed 352 people and slept with 52 women.
  102. All the door frames for Star Wars: Episode I, had to rebuild due to Liam Neeson was too tall. It racked up an additional $150,000 in production costs.
  103. Snow White is just 14 years old.
  104. Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes on "Sherlock," is distantly related to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who created the character.
  105. The original 'Gone in 60 Seconds' has the longest car chase in movie history at 40 minutes and wrecked and destroyed 93 cars in the process.
  106. Jennifer Lopez was the first one to have her movie and her album reach no.1 in the same week.
  107. Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel Comics just so that he could play Spider Man in his own produced movie.
  108. O.J. Simpson almost played the Terminator, but James Cameron thought his persona was “too pleasant” to portray such a dark character.
  109. Leonardo DiCaprio improvised the line "I'm the king of the world!" in the film "Titanic."
  110. To prepare for his role in the film 'The Mask of Zorro', Antonio Banderas practiced with the Olympic fencing team in Spain for 4 months.
  111. Patrick Stewart was so skeptical about the success of "Star Trek" that he didn't unpack his bag for six weeks.
  112. The shortest Oscar Speech ever was given by Patty Duke in 1962, who at age 16, the youngest person to accept an Oscar in a competitive category, said "Thank You", and walked off the stage.
  113. “Moonlight” was made for only $1.5 million. There hasn't been a Best Picture winner with a budget that low since “Rocky.”
  114. In 2017, Damien Chazelle, the director of "La La Land," became the youngest-ever winner of the best director Oscar at 32 years old.
  115. Nicole Kidman was born in Hawaii, while her Australian parents were temporarily in the U.S. on educational visas. She was given the Hawaiian name "Hokulani" meaning "Heavenly Star."
  116. An "idiot plot", according to film critic Roger Ebert, is a movie plot containing problems that would be solved instantly if all of the characters were not idiots.
  117. Napoleon Dynamite had a budget of only $400,000 and Jon Heder was paid only $1,000 for his role as Napoleon.
  118. There's statistical evidence that the number of archaeology students increased after the release of "Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark."
  119. Unlike in the "Cool Runnings" movie, the Olympic bobsledding community welcomed the first Jamaican team and offered them guidance and spare sleds. They went on to crash in the Qualifying Round.
  120. The 1967 film "Young Americans" is the only movie to receive an Oscar at the Academy Awards, only to have it taken away a few weeks after the ceremony.
  121. James Bond is known as ‘Mr Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang' in Italy.
  122. Kevin Spacey glued his fingers together in the film The Usual Suspects to give his left hand the feeling of paralysis.
  123. The original TRON movie (1982) was not considered for a visual effects Oscar because the Academy felt the filmmakers had cheated by using computers.
  124. "100 Years: The Movie You Will Never See," starring John Malkovich and directed by Robert Rodriguez, won't be in theaters until 2115.
  125. The deadliest James Bond was Pierce Brosnan, who killed an average of 33.8 people per movie.
  126. Sylvester Stallone wrote the script for "Rocky" in 3.5 days by hand with a bic pen.
  127. To be legal, prop money for films in the U.S. must be one-sided and less than 75% or more than 150% of the size of a real banknote.
  128. The green falling code in "The Matrix" movie is just loads of sushi recipes.
  129. In the films "Rocky," (1976) and "Rocky Balboa,"(2006) Rocky's pet turtles were played by the same two turtles.
  130. The actor who played young Forrest Gump ended up enlisting in the U.S. Army and going into combat, just like his character.
  131. Fox was contractually obligated to offer Frank Sinatra the lead role in the "Die Hard" movie, but he turned it down.
  132. In 2013, Star Wars was dubbed in Navajo, making it the first major film to be dubbed in a Native American language.
  133. The Movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" title was translated in Israel to "It's Raining Falafel".
  134. Macaulay Culkin was the first child actor to earn $1 million for a movie.
  135. In 2016, a study found, only 27% of words spoken in the biggest movies were spoken by women.
  136. Between 2007 and 2016, only 4% of Hollywood directors were female and 80% of those got the chance to make only one film.
  137. Chris Farley was the original voice of ‘Shrek', but passed away after recording about 85% of his lines.
  138. "The Matrix" movie took five years to write.
  139. The Nigerian film industry, or Nollywood, is the second largest in the world in terms of numbers of films produced.
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