10 Movie Facts That Are Hard To Believe – Part II25.03.13 # Top Ten # 40 Comments
I’ve been collecting these. Fun 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.
- An Oscar only costs $400.
- Jim Carrey is a grandfather.
- Ennio Morricone’s score for ‘The Thing’ (1982) was nominated for a Razzie.
- This guy in ‘Groundhog Day’ is Bill Murray’s brother. (He also played Bill Murray’s father in ‘Scrooged’).
- Anthony Hopkins won ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ for Hannibal in ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ despite only being on screen for 16 minutes.
- ‘The Blair Witch Project’ was shot for $22,000. It made $248 million worldwide.
- Kiefer Sutherland once retired from acting to work the rodeo circuit. He came first in the US Team Roping Championships.
- In ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ the actor playing Cameron, Ferris’s closest high-school friend, was actually 30.
- Jean-Claude Van Damme was cast as the original Predator. (A ninja-like alien with the head of a dog-fly). More here.
- 20th Century Fox has been trying to make a Zorro set in the future.