Everyone loves a good movie, but sometimes it's not until we rewatch a production again and again, and see all the little details that went into making it, that we can really appreciate the film. Some of us, however, don't have the time nor the knowledge of how to gather Easter eggs and dig out trivia. Luckily, there's an online community dedicated entirely to that.

Appropriately titled r/MovieDetails, the subreddit is relatively young—it was created in June 2017. But the content on it is so good, over 2 million people have already joined it. Bored Panda covered it about half a year ago, but the subreddit deserves all the attention it can get, so we just have to release an update. From Men in Black to Inglourious Basterds, here are some of the most popular discoveries movie detectives have recently uncovered. For more, you will have to join r/MovieDetails!

#1

In Maleficent (2014), The Young Aurora Was Played By Angelina Jolie’s Daughter Vivienne. The 5-Year-Old Got The Part Because She Was The Only Child Who Wasn’t Terrified Of Jolie In Her Maleficent Makeup. Several Other Younger Children Auditioned And Wouldn’t Go Near Her

In Maleficent (2014), The Young Aurora Was Played By Angelina Jolie’s Daughter Vivienne. The 5-Year-Old Got The Part Because She Was The Only Child Who Wasn’t Terrified Of Jolie In Her Maleficent Makeup. Several Other Younger Children Auditioned And Wouldn’t Go Near Her

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ume reid
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3 months ago

brave girl

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Reddit user Niiue, one of the moderators of r/MovieDetails, thinks the subreddit has become so popular because it just has a really neat premise. "People like hearing about these types of small details in movies, and there wasn't really a subreddit for that before. In the words of a famous misquote... 'If you build it, they will come," they told Bored Panda.

There are 6 types of posts people share on the subreddit: Easter Egg, Prop/Costume, Trivia, Continuity, Foreshadowing, and Actor Choice. Although there isn't an easy way to calculate how many posts belong to these categories, Niiue believes Trivia posts are definitely the most popular, with Easter eggs as a close second. "In my experience, those types of details are also the most common."

#2

In Kingpin (1996) Bill Murray Plays The Infamous Pro-Bowler Ernie Mccracken. In Addition To Improvising Nearly All Of His Lines, Murray Actually Bowled Three Strikes In A Row On Camera To A Live Audience In One Take. Their Thunderous Applause Was Real

In Kingpin (1996) Bill Murray Plays The Infamous Pro-Bowler Ernie Mccracken. In Addition To Improvising Nearly All Of His Lines, Murray Actually Bowled Three Strikes In A Row On Camera To A Live Audience In One Take. Their Thunderous Applause Was Real

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Thomas brennan
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3 months ago

That is such a Bill Murray thing to do

CV
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3 months ago

show off? Naah, I dont think so... or do I? :P

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KombatBunni
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3 months ago

Damn..I did bowling for 5 years and the best I managed was three strikes in a whole game..

wandile dludlu
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3 months ago

That's extremely lucky

Deal _Anneal
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3 months ago

Beginners Luck ig

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Serial pacifist
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3 months ago

Oh, wow. He's got some skills.

Heidi Bean
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3 months ago

Aw Bill! BillFuckin...6952dc.jpg BillFuckingMurray-5fe92926952dc.jpg

Elaine Dodge
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3 months ago

I want to see this movie now just for that one scene!

Amazon QT
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3 months ago

As he should!!! LOL

BabaBizzle
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3 months ago

He’s just so boss.

CatWoman312
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3 months ago

Turkeyyyyy

Watching
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3 months ago

Big Ern!

Dorothy Cloud
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2 days ago

Son of a gun!

Anja Schmidt
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3 months ago

Coooool ...

Robert Ham
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3 months ago

Just love him

Queen fhk
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3 months ago

Woah

Kisses4Katie
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3 months ago

My favorite BM role :)

PKMN Trainer Link
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3 months ago

What do you mean by "paranormal expert?"

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Clearly sunny
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3 months ago

This is awesome and so is he.

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One of their colleagues, who remained anonymous, had similar thoughts. "In my opinion, the most popular posts are Easter Eggs. It's easily the most well-known type of detail. On our subreddit, we have a list of 'common reposts' and most of them are easter eggs," they said. "Trivia posts are the second most popular. Although, it depends on the popularity of the movie/actor that the post is about. For instance, we get a lot of posts about comedians such as Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler going off script and improvising some of the more hilarious moments in their movies."

Both moderators think that all of these details, however, only enrich a movie, as noticing them brings so much satisfaction when you're watching them. "It shows the dedication and affection that the director and film crew have for their craft," Niiue's colleague said. "It also feels like they're rewarding the audience for being perceptive."

#3

Men In Black (1997) - The Language These Aliens Speak Together Is ‘Huttese’, The Language Jabba The Hutt Speaks In The Star Wars Films

Men In Black (1997) - The Language These Aliens Speak Together Is ‘Huttese’, The Language Jabba The Hutt Speaks In The Star Wars Films

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Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago

That's awesome

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#4

Michael Palin Came Up With The Idea To Use Coconuts In Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975) Because The Film Couldn't Afford To Use Actual Horses

Michael Palin Came Up With The Idea To Use Coconuts In Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975) Because The Film Couldn't Afford To Use Actual Horses

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glowworm2
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3 months ago

It was a great idea because it was absolutely hilarious!

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#5

In Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002), Lucius Malfoy Slaps Draco's Hand Onto His Cane. Jason Isaacs Didn't Know There Were Small Fangs On The Top, So Tom Felton's Pain Was Genuine

In Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002), Lucius Malfoy Slaps Draco's Hand Onto His Cane. Jason Isaacs Didn't Know There Were Small Fangs On The Top, So Tom Felton's Pain Was Genuine

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

Such a pro!

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#6

The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001). The Script For Sean Bean's Council Of Elrond Speech Was Rewritten The Night Before Filming. Bean Taped His Lines To His Knee So He Could Read Them When Needed. Some Of The Characters Frustrated Expressions In The Scene Are Actually The Actor Glancing At His Lines

The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001). The Script For Sean Bean's Council Of Elrond Speech Was Rewritten The Night Before Filming. Bean Taped His Lines To His Knee So He Could Read Them When Needed. Some Of The Characters Frustrated Expressions In The Scene Are Actually The Actor Glancing At His Lines

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wandile dludlu
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3 months ago

and a meme was born

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#7

Watching Deadpool 2 (2018) And Noticed A Certain Supreme Court Justice’s Headshot In The Squad Interview Scene. None Other Than Ruth Bader Ginsburg In Consideration For A Spot On X-Force

Watching Deadpool 2 (2018) And Noticed A Certain Supreme Court Justice’s Headshot In The Squad Interview Scene. None Other Than Ruth Bader Ginsburg In Consideration For A Spot On X-Force

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Serial pacifist
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3 months ago

And she wasn't hired.

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#8

When Liam Neeson Was Asked To Play The Antagonist In A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014) (Directed By Seth Mcfarlane) He Accepted Due To A Scene In Family Guy Where Peter Says “Imagine Liam Neeson In A Western! Ha! With That Funny Accent Of His!”

When Liam Neeson Was Asked To Play The Antagonist In A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014) (Directed By Seth Mcfarlane) He Accepted Due To A Scene In Family Guy Where Peter Says “Imagine Liam Neeson In A Western! Ha! With That Funny Accent Of His!”

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Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago

I saw this movie recently, and that family guy line was one of the first things i thought of! It's got to be 30, 40 fathoms XD

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#9

In The Matrix (1999) The Way Neo And Morpheus Attack Each Other With The Same Move, Their Clothes And Head/Hair Forms The Ying-Yang Symbol

In The Matrix (1999) The Way Neo And Morpheus Attack Each Other With The Same Move, Their Clothes And Head/Hair Forms The Ying-Yang Symbol

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3 months ago

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I think this one is pretty obvious.

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#10

In Knives Out (2019), K Callan, Who Plays Great Nana Wanetta, Is Actually Six Years Younger Than Christopher Plummer, Who Plays Her Son Harlan

In Knives Out (2019), K Callan, Who Plays Great Nana Wanetta, Is Actually Six Years Younger Than Christopher Plummer, Who Plays Her Son Harlan

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

Figures!

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#11

In Rocky (1976), When He Runs Through The Italian Marketplace, The People's Amused Expressions As They Look On Is Genuine, As They Had No Idea Why A Man Was Running Back And Forth Being Followed By A Van. The Man Who Throws Him The Orange Was Completely Improvised

In Rocky (1976), When He Runs Through The Italian Marketplace, The People's Amused Expressions As They Look On Is Genuine, As They Had No Idea Why A Man Was Running Back And Forth Being Followed By A Van. The Man Who Throws Him The Orange Was Completely Improvised

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Serial pacifist
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3 months ago

What a way to make movie history. You throw a man an orange and bam, you're part of eternity.

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#12

In Event Horizon, Sam Neill Requested That The Union Jack On An Australian Flag Patch Should Be Replaced With An Aboriginal Flag; The Way He Thought It’d Look In 2047

In Event Horizon, Sam Neill Requested That The Union Jack On An Australian Flag Patch Should Be Replaced With An Aboriginal Flag; The Way He Thought It’d Look In 2047

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Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago

Good ol Sam, he's a treasure

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#13

In Asterix Conquers Rome (1976): Asterix Shows Obelix That They Are In The Fourth Floor By Forming A Roman Iv With His Fingers Instead Of Just Holding Up 4 Fingers

In Asterix Conquers Rome (1976): Asterix Shows Obelix That They Are In The Fourth Floor By Forming A Roman Iv With His Fingers Instead Of Just Holding Up 4 Fingers

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Maike van Ramshorst
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3 months ago

This movie is gold!

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#14

In 12 Monkeys (1995) Director Terry Gilliam Was Afraid That Brad Pitt Wouldn't Be Able To Pull Off The Nervous, Rapid Speech. He Sent Him To A Speech Coach But In The End He Just Took Away Pitt's Cigarettes, And Pitt Played The Part Exactly As Gilliam Wanted

In 12 Monkeys (1995) Director Terry Gilliam Was Afraid That Brad Pitt Wouldn't Be Able To Pull Off The Nervous, Rapid Speech. He Sent Him To A Speech Coach But In The End He Just Took Away Pitt's Cigarettes, And Pitt Played The Part Exactly As Gilliam Wanted

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Katie Lutesinger
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3 months ago

That's hilarious.

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#15

In Troy (2004), Brad Pitt And Eric Bana Did Not Use Stunt Doubles For Their Epic Duel. They Made A Gentleman's Agreement To Pay For Every Accidental Hit. $50 For Each Light Hit, $100 For Each Hard Blow. Pitt Ended Up Paying Bana $750. Bana Didn't Owe Pitt Anything

In Troy (2004), Brad Pitt And Eric Bana Did Not Use Stunt Doubles For Their Epic Duel. They Made A Gentleman's Agreement To Pay For Every Accidental Hit. $50 For Each Light Hit, $100 For Each Hard Blow. Pitt Ended Up Paying Bana $750. Bana Didn't Owe Pitt Anything

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Juan Hernandez
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3 months ago

he wast trying to lose his money

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#16

In Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007). Dumbledore's Army: All The Girls Are Wearing Skirts Except Ginny (3rd From Left) Who Is Wearing Pants; Probably A Hand-Me-Down From Her Brothers. (Good Going Costume Department)

In Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007). Dumbledore's Army: All The Girls Are Wearing Skirts Except Ginny (3rd From Left) Who Is Wearing Pants; Probably A Hand-Me-Down From Her Brothers. (Good Going Costume Department)

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Lord Mysticlaw
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3 months ago

Very nice little detail

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#17

In Interstellar (2014) The Black Hole Was So Scientifically Accurate It Took Approx 100 Hours To Render Each Frame In The Physics And Vfx Engine. Meaning Every Second You See Took Approx 100 Days To Render The Final Copy

In Interstellar (2014) The Black Hole Was So Scientifically Accurate It Took Approx 100 Hours To Render Each Frame In The Physics And Vfx Engine. Meaning Every Second You See Took Approx 100 Days To Render The Final Copy

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Troux
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3 months ago

So is it 100 hours per frame or 100 hours per second?

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#18

In 1989’s Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, Anyone With A Lapel Flower Tries To Kill Indy. Indy Even Signals Elsa Is Bad By Giving Her A Flower When They Meet

In 1989’s Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, Anyone With A Lapel Flower Tries To Kill Indy. Indy Even Signals Elsa Is Bad By Giving Her A Flower When They Meet

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MrsPossum
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3 months ago

Ahaha, and I love those movies! Can't believe I don't notice so many of these things until they're pointed out!!

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#19

In The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Bruce Did Not Wear A Mask During The Masked Ball Scene. This Is Because He Considers Batman As His True Identity And "Bruce Wayne" As His Disguise In Public. When Selina Asked Him "Who Are You Pretending To Be? " He Replied "Bruce Wayne, Eccentric Billionaire"

In The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Bruce Did Not Wear A Mask During The Masked Ball Scene. This Is Because He Considers Batman As His True Identity And "Bruce Wayne" As His Disguise In Public. When Selina Asked Him "Who Are You Pretending To Be? " He Replied "Bruce Wayne, Eccentric Billionaire"

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Serial pacifist
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3 months ago

Hey, I would play an eccentric billionaire too, if I could pull it off.

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#20

In Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005), Charlie’s Father Works At The Smilex Toothpaste Factory. Smylex Was The Name Of The Poisonous Gas Created By The Joker In Batman (1989), Also Directed By Tim Burton

In Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005), Charlie’s Father Works At The Smilex Toothpaste Factory. Smylex Was The Name Of The Poisonous Gas Created By The Joker In Batman (1989), Also Directed By Tim Burton

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Kisses4Katie
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3 months ago

Ah Tim Burton and his automations

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#21

In Order To Prevent The Twist Of Vader Being Luke's Father Being Spoiled In The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Line Written In The Script And Spoken During Filming Was "Obi-Wan Killed Your Father", With It Later Dubbed Over. Of The Main Cast, Only Mark Hamill Was Informed Before Release

In Order To Prevent The Twist Of Vader Being Luke's Father Being Spoiled In The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Line Written In The Script And Spoken During Filming Was "Obi-Wan Killed Your Father", With It Later Dubbed Over. Of The Main Cast, Only Mark Hamill Was Informed Before Release

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Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago

But clues were there, like how Vader means father

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#22

In Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011). One Of The Giants Weapon, In The Battle Of Hogwarts, Is A Broken Quidditch Goal Post

In Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011). One Of The Giants Weapon, In The Battle Of Hogwarts, Is A Broken Quidditch Goal Post

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Lord Mysticlaw
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3 months ago

I can't believe I didn't notice that.

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#23

For Her Contribution To The Wizard Oz (1939), Terry The Dog (Toto) Earned $125 Per Week, While The Actors Playing The Munchkins Were Given Just $50 A Week

For Her Contribution To The Wizard Oz (1939), Terry The Dog (Toto) Earned $125 Per Week, While The Actors Playing The Munchkins Were Given Just $50 A Week

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

To be fair, Toto had a larger part...

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#24

In Rango (2011), Actors Actually Performed Just Like In A Live Movie And This Was Later Referenced By Animators In Animating The Film

In Rango (2011), Actors Actually Performed Just Like In A Live Movie And This Was Later Referenced By Animators In Animating The Film

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Juan Hernandez
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3 months ago

funny

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#25

In The Incredibles (2004), Director Brad Bird Wanted To Give Dash A Realistic Out-Of-Breath Voice In Certain Scenes So He Made Actor Spencer Fox Run Four Laps Around The Pixar Studio Until He Got Tired

In The Incredibles (2004), Director Brad Bird Wanted To Give Dash A Realistic Out-Of-Breath Voice In Certain Scenes So He Made Actor Spencer Fox Run Four Laps Around The Pixar Studio Until He Got Tired

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ume reid
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3 months ago

poor kid

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#26

Whilst Filming Scream (1996) Drew Barrymore Accidently Called 911 For Real Several Times. The Prop Master Had Forgotten To Unplug The Phone Before Filming. Barrymore Would Call, Scream And Hang Up. In The Middle Of One Take The Police Rang Back In Confusion To Ask Why They Kept Calling

Whilst Filming Scream (1996) Drew Barrymore Accidently Called 911 For Real Several Times. The Prop Master Had Forgotten To Unplug The Phone Before Filming. Barrymore Would Call, Scream And Hang Up. In The Middle Of One Take The Police Rang Back In Confusion To Ask Why They Kept Calling

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Rissie
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3 months ago

Was it filmed in a real house then?

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#27

In Inglorious Bastards (2009), Colonel Landa Checks Each Of The Daughters Pulses To Assess Their Anxiety When He Conducts His Investigation Of The House

In Inglorious Bastards (2009), Colonel Landa Checks Each Of The Daughters Pulses To Assess Their Anxiety When He Conducts His Investigation Of The House

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Lord Mysticlaw
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3 months ago

Human lie detector

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#28

In Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), Actor Mackenzie Crook Had To Wear Two Contact Lenses On Top Of One Another, To Portray His Characters Wooden Eye. He Said: “It’s Uncomfortable…but Not Painful. And It Helps The Character, Because Without It, I’m Just Any Other Pirate.”

In Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), Actor Mackenzie Crook Had To Wear Two Contact Lenses On Top Of One Another, To Portray His Characters Wooden Eye. He Said: “It’s Uncomfortable…but Not Painful. And It Helps The Character, Because Without It, I’m Just Any Other Pirate.”

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

So did he put them in one and then the other or both in at the same time? Both ways sound ridiculously hard.

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#29

In Moana (2016) During The Song "We Know The Way" None Of The People Have Tattoos. It's Not Until After They Find Their Island Home That We See Characters With Tattoos. This Is Because They Never Had The Resources To Figure Out A Tattoo Technique While They Were Traveling

In Moana (2016) During The Song "We Know The Way" None Of The People Have Tattoos. It's Not Until After They Find Their Island Home That We See Characters With Tattoos. This Is Because They Never Had The Resources To Figure Out A Tattoo Technique While They Were Traveling

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Juan Hernandez
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3 months ago

the little details

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#30

In 'Dumb And Dumber' (1994), Lloyd's Chipped Tooth Is Real. A Kid Jumped On Jim Carrey's Head In Detention When He Was A Child And He Had The Cap Removed To Look Dumb

In 'Dumb And Dumber' (1994), Lloyd's Chipped Tooth Is Real. A Kid Jumped On Jim Carrey's Head In Detention When He Was A Child And He Had The Cap Removed To Look Dumb

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Juan Hernandez
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3 months ago

interesting i didnt know they could remove the cap

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