10 Movie Facts That Are Hard To Believe – Part III9.12.13 # Top Ten # One Comment
I’ve been collecting these. Double-take 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.
- Christoph Waltz is the only actor to have won an Oscar for a Quentin Tarantino film.
- Mila Kunis dated Macaulay Culkin for 9 years.
- Eyes Wide Shut took longer to film than the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. (15 months)
- Stoker was written by the star of Prison Break, Wentworth Millar.
- There are two Napoleon Dynamites (well, two Mr.Heders) -
- Stephen Baldwin turned down the lead role in Speed. (He felt the part was too similar to Die Hard‘s John McClane).
- Reclusive Terrence Malick is a huge fan of Zoolander. Colleagues say he watches it regularly and loves to quote it. Ben Stiller once dressed up in character and recorded him a special birthday video message.
- Bridget Fonda has turned down every movie role for the last 12 years, and married Danny Elfman.
- Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
- Until Daniel Day Lewis, no actor or actress had ever won an Academy Award for a performance directed by Steven Spielberg.
Leave any surprising movie facts of your own in the comments.