Movies have the magical power of suspending our real-life problems for at least the duration of the film. Not only that, but movies can also take us to distant worlds, full of fantastic characters and scenarios. So much so, that sometimes you might forget, that those characters are actually just people, and the distant world is a film set. The creation of a movie is a real and full-time job for the cast and crew. And same as with our lives and jobs, not only ordinary but also curious things do happen.


Show Full Text

From forgetting you are wearing robotic makeup and heading out for lunch, to catching nasty infections, it seems like the actors and the crew have amassed quite a lot of interesting facts and unfortunate stories throughout the years, and it's nice to see some manage to have fun with it.

There are plenty of fun facts from behind the scenes and Bored Panda has compiled a list of them. So check those movie facts below, and you'll surely find something that you didn't know before.

#1 Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Chris Pratt apparently stole his Star-Lord costume from the set, for the sole purpose of having it available so he could show up in costume to visit sick children in the hospital, who might want to meet Star-Lord.

Report

varwenea 4 months ago

Chris Pratt and Chris Evans had a bet over each's hometown Superbowl match. The losing team/Chris would dress as his character to visit the other's children's hospital. They both decided to visit so the kids were the winners!

View more comments

#2 The Theory Of Everything

The Theory Of Everything

In an e-mail to director James Marsh about the portrayal by Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Hawking said there were certain points when he thought he was watching himself. In addition to his copyrighted voice, Stephen Hawking also lent the filmmakers his Companion of Honour medal and his signed thesis to use as genuine props in the film.

Report

varwenea 4 months ago

I absolutely love this film and Eddie Redmayne's performance. This also explains why Eddie was invited to speak at Hawkins' funeral services.

View more comments

#3 Armageddon

Armageddon

NASA shows this film during their management training program. New managers are given the task of trying to spot as many errors as possible. At least one hundred sixty-eight have been found.

Report

boredhuman 4 months ago

Still one of my all-time guilty pleasure movie.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#4 Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

The film's budget was so low that the makeup budget was $250. The film's artists were able to work with that, and the film's Makeup and Hairstyling won an Oscar.

Report

varwenea 4 months ago

Talent over expensive materials. Then again, the goal is to achieve a 'cheap' look, so need the corresponding cosmetics.

View more comments

#5 The Godfather

The Godfather

The cat held by Marlon Brando in the opening scene was a stray that Coppola found while on the lot at Paramount, and was not originally called for in the script. So content was the cat that its purring muffled some of Brando's dialogue, and, as a result, most of his lines had to be looped.

Report

Raina Abigail Senryuji 4 months ago

Nobody can ever resist a cat..😸😸

View More Replies...
View more comments

#6 The Matrix

The Matrix

Kung Fu choreographer Woo-Ping Yuen initially refused to work on the film, and hoped that by asking for an exorbitant fee, it would turn off the Wachowskis. It didn't. He next formulated what he considered an impossible request. He said that he'd agree only if he had complete control of the fights, and that he trained the actors for four months before they shoot. The Wachowskis complied with his request.

Report

varwenea 4 months ago

Well, his prep sure worked cuz those fight scenes were awesome.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#7 Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

In the film, when Elizabeth arrives at St. Paul's Cathedral, construction is going on. In real life, St. Paul's actually needed repair work. Director Shekhar Kapur decided to improvise, and gave the workers costumes and period tools to cut real stone that was being installed in the cathedral. The workers in the scene are real-life stonemasons and construction workers.

Report

JillVille 4 months ago

This is actually really neat!

View more comments

#8 Django Unchained

Django Unchained

When Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) smashes his hand on the dinner table, DiCaprio accidentally crushed a small stemmed glass with his palm and really began to bleed. He ignored it, stayed in character, and continued with the scene. Quentin Tarantino was so impressed that he used this take in the final print, and when he called cut, the room erupted in a standing ovation.

Report

boredhuman 4 months ago

That scene was brilliant! Leo was brilliant.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#9 Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

Tom Hanks was not paid for this film. Instead, he took percentage points which ultimately netted him in the region of forty million dollars.

Report

gaston caffaratti 4 months ago

From Wikipedia: Winston Groom was paid $350,000 for the screenplay rights to his novel Forrest Gump and was contracted for a 3 percent share of the film's net profits.However, Paramount and the film's producers did not pay him, using Hollywood accounting to posit that the blockbuster film lost money. Tom Hanks, by contrast, contracted for a percent share of the film's gross receipts instead of a salary, and he and director Zemeckis each received $40 million. Additionally, Groom was not mentioned once in any of the film's six Oscar-winner speeches.

View more comments

#10 Titanic

Titanic

After finding out that she had to be naked in front of Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet decided to break the ice, and when they first met, she flashed him.

Report

boredhuman 4 months ago

Cool. I should definitely try this with new employees.

View More Replies...
View more comments