23 Strange Movie Facts You Probably Didn’t Know Until Now
Betcha didn’t know O.J. Simpson was almost the lead in The Terminator.
1. O.J. Simpson almost played the Terminator, but James Cameron thought his persona was "too pleasant" to portray such a dark character.
—Jessica Dacre, Facebook
4. The big scene in Pulp Fiction where Vincent stabs Mia in the heart with a needle was actually shot in reverse. So really, John Travolta was pulling the needle out of her.
5. The burning-of-Atlanta scene in Gone With the Wind was created by setting fire to old sets found on the MGM lot.
—Joseph Logue, Facebook
14. Judith Barsi, the 10-year-old girl who played Anne-Marie in All Dogs Go to Heaven, died tragically before the film was released.
—Bennie Potter, Facebook
19. The voice of Boo from Monsters, Inc., Mary Gibbs, was just a toddler during production. The crew couldn’t get her to sit still and read her lines, so they had her play in the studio while following her around with a mic.
21. ET and Poltergeist were originally supposed to be the same movie, called Night Skies.
—Karen Hobowsky, Facebook
22. Will Ferrell's reactions during the jack-in-the-box scene in Elf were totally real — the director surprised him every time he played with one of the toys by using a remote control.
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