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Top 10 Interesting Movie Facts - Trivia Fun.I’ve been collecting these. Interesting movie facts that are often buried deep in an article, usually in a throwaway line that provides more food for thought than the article itself. Here we go.

- John Carpenter was offered the job of directing ‘Top Gun’. He turned it down.

- Arnold Schwarzenegger has won a Golden Globe for acting.

- How many times has a Canadian been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar in the last 60 years? Once.

- ‘The Shining’ was nominated for two Razzies in 1980. Including worst director.

- Steven Seagal once broke Sean Connery’s wrist.

- After ‘Jaws’ and ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’, Steven Spielberg desperately wanted to direct a James Bond film. He approached the producers. They said no.

- Kiefer Sutherland has a twin sister, who looks just like him but with lipstick on.
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- River Pheonix’s real name was River Bottom. Ice-T’s first name is Tracy. John Wayne’s was Marion.

- If you take into account inflation in ticket price, ‘Tootsie’ made more than ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’. ‘Blazing Saddles’ made double the amount of ‘Terminator 2′. And ‘American Graffiti’ made more than ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’.

- NASA keeps ‘So I Married An Axe Murderer’ on the Space Station.

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  • dnwilliams said

    Leonardo DiCaprio was considered for Robin in Batman Forever.

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  • dalmatianjaws said

    David Lynch was offered Return of the Jedi.

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  • si said

    No facts just questions please,

    Who was the above mentioned Canadian ?

    For what did Arnie win a Golden Globe ?

    Thank You

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  • Sheridan Passell said

    @si – Arnie won Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture for ‘Stay Hungry’ (1976). Here he is with Jeff Bridges and Robert Englund:

    Canadian – Ryan Gosling (‘Half Nelson’).

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    • lisa said

      This is hysterical! (And very humorous that you knew about this movie.) Thank you.

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  • si said

    Unbelievable acting…he got a globe for that….dear God.

    Thanks Sheridan

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  • awesom-o said

    OJ Simpson was considered for the Terminator.

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  • The1Cool said

    I can’t take my eyes off Kiefer Sutherland’s sister. She looks like a clown sans makeup. Creepy…

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  • gd smith said

    britney Spears is an anagram of presbyterians

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  • Stephanie said

    Has anyone ever seen Keifer and his sister together at the same time?

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  • TwistedMango said

    I love these lists, any useless random facts are always welcome. And am i alone in thinking in that movie Arnie deserved his globe?

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  • Barbara said

    Jane Fonda turned down the role of the title character in Norma Rae and the role of Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist.

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  • Mr Hoopla said

    Hollywood must have forgotten the rules. Spielberg can do whatever the hell he wants.

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  • Jay said

    Will Smith was offered the roll of NEO in THE MATRIX and turned it down.

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  • John said

    Debra Winger did NOT do the voice of E.T.
    Here are the cast of E.T. citing IMDB:
    Pat Welsh E.T. (voice)
    Debra Winger Nurse Zombie Carrying Poodle

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    • Sheridan Passell said

      Debra Winger did the temp track for E.T. which was partially-retained in the movie. Pat Welsh did the rest.

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  • Keltari said

    Kiefer Sutherland and his “twin” sister look nothing alike.

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