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Updated on Sep 18, 2019. Posted on Sep 15, 2019

21 Random Movie Facts That I Have A Hard Time Believing

Imagine Michael Jackson as Spider-Man!

1. Jon Heder was originally only paid $1,000 to be in Napoleon Dynamite.

Fox Searchlight

2. In Star Trek, the sound of the doors opening is actually the sound of a toilet flushing on a Russian train.

Paramount Pictures

3. In Titanic, if you added together the duration of all the scenes set in 1912, it would be two hours and 40 minutes, the same amount of time it took the actual Titanic to sink.

Twentieth Century Fox

4. While we're on the subject of Titanic, the drawing that Jack creates of Rose was actually done by the movie's director, James Cameron.

Twentieth Century Fox

5. To clean the Wookie suits for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the costuming department used vodka and tea tree oil, sanitizing them and cutting down on drying time.


6. Samara, the girl from The Ring, and Lilo from Lilo & Stitch are both voiced by the same person, Daveigh Chase.

DreamWorks, Disney

7. Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Barbie from Toy Story 3 are both voiced by the same person, Jodi Benson.

Disney, Disney / Pixar

8. In The Godfather, when Vito Corleone gets taken up the stairs, Marlon Brando put weights underneath him to prank the other actors and make him heavier to lift.

Paramount Pictures

9. In The Wolf of Wall Street, the actors snorted crushed vitamin powder whenever they had to look like they were snorting cocaine. Jonah Hill was hospitalized because of it.

Red Granite Pictures

10. Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel so he could star in Spider-Man movies.

Getty Images, Sony

11. While filming The Thomas Crown Affair, Pierce Brosnan was still under contract to play James Bond. Part of this contract meant he wasn't allowed to wear any tuxedo on-screen unless he was playing Bond, which is why he wears this to a black-tie event during The Thomas Crown Affair.

United Artists

12. The face mask in Halloween that Michael Myers wears is actually a Captain Kirk face mask spray-painted.


13. In The Notebook, Ryan Gosling hated Rachel McAdams so much at first that he tried to get her replaced.

New Line Cinema

14. Gene Kelly filmed the title number of Singin' in the Rain with a 103 degree fever.


15. Buzz Lightyear's original name was Lunar Larry.

Disney / Pixar

16. Melissa McCarthy styled her Bridesmaids character after Guy Fieri.

Paramount Pictures, Food Network

17. When Clue was released to theaters, each theater got one of three possible endings.

Paramount Pictures

18. Neither Michelle Rodriguez nor Jordana Brewster had their driver's licenses when they were cast for Fast and Furious.

Universal Pictures

19. The cake in Sixteen Candles is cardboard.

Universal Pictures

20. The communicator in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace is actually a Gillette women's razor.

Lucasfilm, Gillette

21. Finally, Dooley Wilson, who played the pianist Sam in Casablanca, was a drummer IRL who didn't know how to play the piano.

Warner Bros.

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