• 1. David Bowie turned down the role of Captain James Hook.

    1. David Bowie turned down the role of Captain James Hook.

  • 2. The pirate shut in the chest with the scorpion was played by Glenn Close.

    2. The pirate shut in the chest with the scorpion was played by Glenn Close.

  • 3. Because Tinkerbell was often in the air, Julia Roberts had an assistant whose sole responsibility was cleaning her feet.

    3. Because Tinkerbell was often in the air, Julia Roberts had an assistant whose sole responsibility was cleaning her feet.

  • 4. Julia Roberts was nicknamed “Tinkerhell” because she was difficult to deal with.

    4. Julia Roberts was nicknamed "Tinkerhell" because she was difficult to deal with.

  • 5. In some of the fight scenes the hook was made of rubber.

    5. In some of the fight scenes the hook was made of rubber.

  • 6. Tom Hanks was considered for the role of Peter Pan.

    6. Tom Hanks was considered for the role of Peter Pan.

  • 7. This was Gwyneth Paltrow’s first film. She appears briefly, as the teen-aged Wendy during the quick sequence as Wendy is growing up.

    7. This was Gwyneth Paltrow's first film. She appears briefly, as the teen-aged Wendy during the quick sequence as Wendy is growing up.

  • 8. Dustin Hoffman’s three children make appearances in the movie. His youngest son, Max, plays 5 year-old Peter Pan. His daughter, Rebecca, plays Jane in the play at the beginning of the movie, and his oldest son, Jake, plays a little league player in Jack’s baseball game.

    8. Dustin Hoffman's three children make appearances in the movie. His youngest son, Max, plays 5 year-old Peter Pan. His daughter, Rebecca, plays Jane in the play at the beginning of the movie, and his oldest son, Jake, plays a little league player in Jack's baseball game.

  • 9. After Hook, Rufio had guest roles on The Fresh Prince and Moesha. His most recent work landed him as the voice of Prince Zuko on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008 in the animation series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

    9. After Hook, Rufio had guest roles on The Fresh Prince and Moesha. His most recent work landed him as the voice of Prince Zuko on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008 in the animation series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

  • 10. Phil Collins also makes a brief appearance in the movie.

    10. Phil Collins also makes a brief appearance in the movie.

  • 11. Steven Spielberg admitted to being disappointed with the final result of the movie.

    11. Steven Spielberg admitted to being disappointed with the final result of the movie.

  • 12. Maggie Smith, who played an 80 something year old Granny Wendy, was only 57 at the time the film as made.

    12. Maggie Smith, who played an 80 something year old Granny Wendy, was only 57 at the time the film as made.

  • 13. Robin Williams’s upper body and arms were shaved for his role in the film.

    13. Robin Williams's upper body and arms were shaved for his role in the film.