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21 Things You May Not Have Known About "10 Things I Hate About You"

Yes, the band were actually playing on the roof in the end credits.

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1. The film title was inspired by one of the film's screenwriters, who was going through her high-school diary and found a list she had made of things she hated about her then-boyfriend.

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2. Heath Ledger was Julia Stiles' first on-screen kiss.

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3. Alison Janney improvised the "Kat. Meow" line, also known as one of the best moments in the film.

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4. Julia Stiles' tears when she reads out her poem were real and not planned.

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5. And Kat doesn't actually hate 10 things about Patrick, more like 14.

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6. Even though in the movie she's older than her by two years, Julia Stiles is only three months older than Larisa Oleynik who played Bianca.

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7. In the original script, Kat's mum was still around but it was cut to apparently help give some context for why Kat acted how she did.

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8. This was Heath Ledger's first American film.

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9. Ashton Kutcher and Josh Hartnett were also in the running for the role of Patrick Verona.

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10. The dance scene helped Julia Stiles get a role in Save the Last Dance.

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11. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Larisa Oleynik's characters in 3rd Rock From the Sun also dated.

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12. At the end of the movie, the band actually played on the roof and apparently it was quite scary.

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13. Julia Stiles has been connected to a film version of The Bell Jar for a few years, the book Kat reads in the movie.

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14. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character learns French so that he can tutor Bianca, but in real life the actor is fluent in the language.

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15. Larisa Oleynik, who played Bianca, actually attended the Sarah Lawrence college that Kat is accepted to in the film.

16. There's a direct quote from "The Taming of the Shrew", the Shakespeare play the film is based on.

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17. Padua High School, where the characters all attend, is a reference to Padua, the setting of the play.

18. And Patrick Verona's surname comes from birthplace of his equivalent character in the Shakespeare play.

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19. The Stratford sisters are called so in homage to Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon.

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20. If Davd Krumholtz looked familiar, it's because he's also the elf in The Santa Clause.

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21. And during filming, he taught Andrew Keegan how to best draw a dick on his face.

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