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10 Movie Facts That Are Hard To Believe – Part II

Top 10 Fun Movie Facts (Hard To Believe)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.

Fun Movie Facts Trivia
– 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.

Add fun movie facts of your own in the comments.


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  • dregj said

    bill murray’s dad was also the nut house doctor in ghostbusters 2

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  • Chris said

    Actor Ben Johnson also left the movie industry for a couple of years so that he could pursue top honors on the rodeo circuit.

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  • Roy B said

    In “The Graduate” Anne Bancroft played a woman that was nearly twice the age of the character played by Dustin Hoffman. In real life, she was only 6 years older than him.

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  • Boris O. said

    Makes me want to watch more movies now. Weird time of day (0200, wife will get me a hard time AGAIN), many weird sites before this but it paid off finally by reading the article AND all your nice comments. Thank you.
    Especially for the info about Bill Paxton, Lance Henrickson and Robert Patrick. Oh and the Murrays! Thankyou.

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  • asimov said

    Brian Doyal-Murray (Bill Murray’s brother) also played Jack Ruby in JFK.

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  • kmw51561 said

    The fact about Anthony Hopkins’ win is nice but Judi Dench actually won her Oscar for “Shakespeare in Love” after being on screen a total of 8 minutes!

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    • Sheridan Passell said
      Sheridan Passell

      True but that was only for Supporting Actress, Hopkins won for leading role. It’s weird remembering back to Silence Of The Lambs because it feels like he’s got a huge part. It’s a 2 hour 18 minute movie, which means for 2 HOURS he’s not even in it.

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  • Broch Slanders said

    20th Century Fox wants to make a Zorro set in the future? Isn’t that called Star Wars!

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  • Kevin said

    If that is Bill Murray’s brother. Which I didn’t realize that. He is also the voice of the Flying Dutchman on SpongeBob SquarePants. He’s been in Caddyshack he’s been in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation as well as National Lampoon’s Vacation. He was the manager of the tent campground where Clark tied the dog to the bumper.

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