Fun movie trivia from Reddit

Friday, September 29, 2017

From Reddit's r/movies comes a thread in which users of the website share some interesting "commonly known movie facts":
Bill Murray agreed to do Garfield: The Movie because he thought the writer, Joel Cohen, was Joel Coen of the Coen brothers (link)

The mask of Michael Myers from John Carpenter's Halloween was originally a Captain Kirk mask spray-painted white (link)

The cost of the movie Titanic ($260m in today's dollars) was more then the cost of building the actual ship (link)

Cannibal Holocaust director Ruggero Deodato had to prove in court that the actors in his movie were not actually killed while filming (link)

Kevin Spacey was cast in Se7en two days before filming began (link)

Eric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty McFly in Back to the Future and was dropped after four weeks of filming (link)

Good Will Hunting writers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck included a gay sex scene in the original draft of the film, just to see if anyone would actually read their script (link)

The prop sharks in Jaws were nicknamed Bruce, after Steven Spielberg's lawyer, Bruce Ramer, which led to the shark in Finding Nemo being called Bruce (link)

Viggo Mortensen actually broke two of his toes while filming The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, during a scene in which Aragorn kicks a helmet (link)

Willem Defoe's penis is reported to be "confusingly large" (link)

Matthew Broderick actually killed two people in a car accident (link)

Tim Allen was arrested for possession of 1.5 pounds of cocaine and ratted out some dealers in exchange of a more favorable sentence (link)

Jeepers Creepers director Victor Salva is a convicted sex offender (link)

The blood in the iconic shower scene in Psycho was created using chocolate syrup (link)

"The worst toilet in Scotland" scene in Trainspotting was actually covered in chocolate (link)

Sean Connery's character in The Rock is an homage to James Bond (link)

The reason Indy shoots the Arab guy wielding a sword instead of fighting him, in Raiders of the Lost Ark, is because Harrison Ford had diarrhea (link)

The original ending to Clerks had Dante being shot and killed by a burglar (link)

Face/Off was originally written for Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger (link)

Michael Keaton's real name is actually Michael Douglas (link)
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