Over 90% of American movies made before 1929 are lost, no copies are known to exist.
After watching Star Wars, James Cameron decided to quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry.
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.
The movie industry relocated from New York to LA to escape from Thomas Edison's patents.
106-year-old Manoel de Oliveira was the oldest active film director until 2015. He began making movies during the silent era.
According to a study on Academy Award speeches, Steven Spielberg has been thanked more than God.
In the 1920's and early 1930's, women dominated the screenwriting profession in Hollywood's movies.
29 days after the Titanic sank, a movie about it was released. It featured an actress who was actually on the Titanic and survived.
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.
Nelson Mandela has a cameo in the 1992 movie "Malcolm X" as a teacher reciting one of the civil rights activist's speeches.
The movie "Borat" was a huge hit in Israel, in part because Borat's "Kazakh" lines were all actually in Hebrew.
Actor Sean Bean has died on 32% of his movies, the highest percentage of any living actor of note.
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."
In the original script, "Rocky" ended with Rocky throwing the fight and opening a pet store for Adrian with the money he made.
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.
Jonah Hill snorted so much fake cocaine while filming "The Wolf of Wall Street" that he got bronchitis.
The famous "Here's Johnny!" scene in "The Shining" took 3 days to film and the use of 60 doors .
The man who inspired the 2004 Tom Hanks movie "The Terminal" spent 18 years living at the departure lounge of Charles de Gaulle Airport.
The parody national anthem of Kazakhstan from the movie "Borat" was accidentally downloaded and played in 2012 for a Kazakh gold medalist.
More Oscar winners thank Harvey Weinstein than God and less than half thank the Academy, study shows.
As a kid, actor Steve Buscemi was hit by a bus and by a car— in separate incidents.
Patrick Stewart was so skeptical about the success of "Star Trek" that he didn't unpack his bag for six weeks.
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.
“Moonlight” was made for only $1.5 million. There hasn't been a Best Picture winner with a budget that low since “Rocky.”
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.
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.
Kevin Spacey glued his fingers together in the film The Usual Suspects to give his left hand the feeling of paralysis.
The original TRON movie (1982) was not considered for a visual effects Oscar because the Academy felt the filmmakers had cheated by using computers.
Sylvester Stallone wrote the script for "Rocky" in 3.5 days by hand with a bic pen.
In the films "Rocky," (1976) and "Rocky Balboa,"(2006) Rocky's pet turtles were played by the same two turtles.
The actor who played young Forrest Gump ended up enlisting in the U.S. Army and going into combat, just like his character.