18 Movie Facts That Range From Honestly Interesting To "Wow, I Didn't Realize That Was A Lie"

    Lindsay Lohan was so close to playing Regina George in Mean Girls, but Lorne Michaels realized she'd be better playing the character who becomes Regina.

    True: Before its release in 1997, many critics and Hollywood insiders predicated that Titanic would be a box office bomb.

    James Cameron directing Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio on Titanic

    True: Fans were not happy that Heath Ledger had been cast as The Joker in The Dark Knight:

    Heath Ledger as The Joker

    True: Dorothy's slippers in The Wizard of Oz were changed from silver to ruby because they would look better in Technicolor.

    Close up of Dorothy's ruby red slipper

    True: Lindsay Lohan wanted to play Regina George in Mean Girls, while Rachel McAdams originally auditioned for Cady.

    Rachel McAdams and Lindsay Lohan during the Jingle Bell Rock number

    True: Miranda Priestly's office in The Devil Wears Prada was modeled after Anna Wintour's office at Vogue.

    Meryl Streep biting her glasses while sitting in the office

    True: Members of NSYNC played Jedi in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

    True: Christian Bale's performance as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho was modeled after Tom Cruise.

    True: "Part of Your World" was almost cut from The Little Mermaid.

    Ariel reaching out from the top of her sea cave

    True: Will Smith turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix.

    True: Spider-Man 3's Sam Raimi (who wrote and directed the entire trilogy) was very unhappy with how the film turned out and wanted to make another Spider-Man movie to make up for it.

    Photo of Spider-Man and Venom looking at each other

    True: Kevin Costner wrote a sequel to The Bodyguard that would have starred Princess Diana.

    Photo of Princess Diana in a pink suit in 1996

    False: Cleopatra was a box office bomb.

    Richard Burton hugging Elizabeth Taylor is promo pic for Cleopatra

    False: Janet Jackson demanded that Tupac Shakur get an HIV test before he kissed her for their film Poetic Justice.

    Promo photo of Janet Jackson kissing Tupac

    False: Mad Max: Fury Road had no script, and director George Miller used only storyboards to make the film.

    Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa

    False: The producer of Gone With the Wind, David O. Selznick, was fined $5,000 for including the word "damn" at the end of the movie because it violated a Motion Picture Association Production Code.

    Scene where Rhett Butler says Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn

    False: Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the role of Max in Hocus Pocus.

    False: In The Wizard of Oz, one of the actors who played a munchkin hanged himself on camera at the end of the scene where Dorothy and the Scarecrow discover the Tin Man.

    Dorothy, Scarecrow, and the Tin Man skipping down the yellow brick road

    And lastly...

    False: Three Men and a Baby was filmed in a haunted New York apartment, and in one scene the ghost of a boy can be seen in the background.

    Cardboard cutout hiding behind the curtains