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25 Things You Didn't Know About The Movie "Fight Club"

Only read this if you're willing to break the first two rules, of course.

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14. Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar were both offered Helena Bonham Carter's role of Marla Singer.

Witherspoon turned it down because it was "too dark," and Gellar's contract with Buffy didn't let her accept the role.


17. Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter spent three days recording orgasm sounds for their unseen sex scenes.

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18. This line of pillow talk was originally supposed to be "I want to have your abortion," but Laura Ziskin, a producer at Fox 2000, found that too offensive.

The director agreed to change the line, on the condition that the new line wouldn't be up for negotiation. When Ziskin saw the new line ("I haven't been fucked like that since grade school") she found it to be even more offensive, but couldn't do anything about it because of their agreement.

20. Marla Singer's phone number is the same as Teddy's number in the movie Memento.

It is also the same as the Hong Kong Restaurant's phone number in Harriet the Spy, Eddie Alden's phone number in the movie Someone Like You, and the number for a mental institution in an episode of the show Millennium.


21. While filming this scene, Edward Norton was actually completely nude from the waist down.

On the DVD commentary, he tells director Fincher this and then jokes, "Did you notice I never had to go to the bathroom that day?"

23. When Tyler is giving a speech to the Fight Club, he looks directly at Jared Leto's character when he mentions rockstars.

The year before the film's release, Jared Leto formed the now platinum-selling band 30 Seconds To Mars.

24. The movie contains several subtle hints about the special "relationship" between Tyler Durden and the narrator.

For instance, when they both get on a bus together, the narrator only pays the fare for one person. Later in the movie, when they are together in a car that Tyler is driving, the narrator also gets out on the driver's side.

Facts courtesy of IMDb.