30 Film Facts That Are True, Even If You Really Don't Believe Them
Thank Spielberg someone pulled together all these facts.
1. Pumbaa was the first character to ever fart in a Disney movie.
2. The actor who played Samara in The Ring also did the voice of Lilo in Lilo & Stitch.
3. It took 48 different piglets to portray the character Babe.
4. Steven Spielberg has been thanked more often at the Oscars than God.
5. Michael Myers' mask in Halloween was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
6. Sylvester Stallone was once so poor that he had to sell his beloved dog Butkus for $40.
7. R2-D2 was originally meant to be able to speak normally.
8. In 1896, Alice Guy-Blaché became the first woman to direct a movie. She went on to make more than 1,000 movies in her lifetime.
9. Sean Connery wore a toupee when he played James Bond.
10. Horror movies could help you burn calories.
11. Bill Murray was almost chosen for the role of Han Solo.
12. Disney's Oscar for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs came with seven dwarf-sized Oscar statues.
13. Aladdin's appearance is based on Tom Cruise.
14. Speaking of...Christian Bale's character in American Psycho was also inspired by Tom Cruise.
15. Back to the Future was originally going to be called "Spaceman from Pluto."
16. Not that anyone in China would know, because time travel movies are banned there.
17. Chris Martin from Coldplay played a zombie in Shaun of the Dead.
18. During filming of The Passion of the Christ, Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning.
19. Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double in the Harry Potter films suffered an accident while filming a scene and was left paralyzed.
20. At the Academy Awards, Tron was blocked from consideration for special effects because computer graphics were considered cheating at the time.
21. O.J. Simpson was in consideration for the first Terminator movie, but was thought to be too gentle for the role of a killing machine.
22. Nobody really knows how many toes Yoda has.
23. Star Trek: Generations was the first film with its own website.
24. The man who inspired Tom Hanks's character in The Terminal lived in an airport for 18 years.
25. Gal Gadot hid the fact that she was pregnant when she was on set shooting Wonder Woman.
26. Movie theater seats have only had cupholders since the '80s.
27. The sound they used for the velociraptors in Jurassic Park is actually a recording of two tortoises having sex.
28. There was a budget set aside for buying cocaine while filming night scenes in The Blues Brothers.
29. When Voldemort died during the Battle of Hogwarts, he was actually meant to be 71 years old.
30. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl has the most mistakes of any movie since 2000.
Translated and adapted from the following posts:
* 18 Film Facts That Sound Like Lies But Are Totally True (originally published in German)
* 18 Film Facts That Seem Made Up But Are Totally Legit (originally published in Spanish)