10 Movie Facts That Are Hard To Believe12.07.10 # Top Ten # 40 Comments
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.
– 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.