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1. Aladdin (1992)
In early drawings, Aladdin looked a lot like Michael J. Fox, but Jeffrey Katzenberg insisted he be more alluring to women, and asked for the character to look more like Tom Cruise. Jasmine, meanwhile, was based on Jennifer Connelly and the animator's sister.
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2. The Birds (1963)
The original poster read: "THE BIRDS IS COMING!", although the bad English wasn't intentional.

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3. The Blues Brothers (1980)
The Blues Brothers once held the record for crashing the most police cars in a movie at approximately 30. The record was eventually broken by Blues Brothers 2000.

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4. Borat (2006)
In the movie Borat, the lead character claims to be from Kazakhstan. While this did not sit well with Kazakh officials, the film is said to be a favorite of the Kazakhstan national football team.
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5. Fight Club (1999)
Tyler Durden was originally going to recite a workable recipe for home-made explosives (as he does in the novel). But in the interest of public safety, the filmmakers decided to substitute fictional recipes for the real ones.

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6. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
In the movie one of the bond girls used to be a man.

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7. The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather was the first movie in over twenty years in which Marlon Brando was required to audition.

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8. Gone with the Wind (1939)
The producers were fined 5,000 dollars for allowing the word “damn“ to be heard within the movie‘s dialog.

Over 1,400 actresses were interviewed to play the part of Scarlett O'Hara.

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9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
The tattoos on Sirius Black's body and hands are borrowed from Russian prison gangs.
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10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
The Hogwarts motto, "Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus" means "never tickle a sleeping dragon".
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11. I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
The annual Razzie Awards honor the worst in filmmaking. "I Know Who Killed Me" received the most Razzie Awards ever (8 wins out of 9 nominations).

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12. Jaws (1975)
The mechanical shark used in the movie Jaws was nicknamed Bruce, named after Spielberg's lawyer.
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13. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
It took six years to write the entire script before being split into two parts.
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14. Psycho (1960)
The shower scene is 45 seconds long and took 7 days to shoot. Chocolate syrup was used for blood.

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15. Pulp Fiction (1994)
All of the clocks in the movie are stuck on 4:20.

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16. Scarface (1983)
In the movie, the F-word is said 207 time, which works out to an average of 1.22 per minute.

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17. Sesame Street (1969)
Bert and Ernie were named after the cop and the taxi driver from the movie "It's a Wonderful Life".
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18. The Shining (1980)
The Shining was nominated for two Razzies in 1980. Including worst director.

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19. So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
NASA keeps the movie on the Space Station.

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20. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard's fish was named Livingston.

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21. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Luke Skywalker's name was originally going to be Dirk Starkiller.

Harrison Ford wasn't an original candidate to play Han Solo. He was originally brought in simply to feed lines to the other auditioners. After watching Ford, George Lucas realized he was the perfect Han.
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22. Superman (1978)
Marlon Brandon received $4 Million for his 10-minute role in the movie Superman.

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23. Top Gun (1986)
During the filming of Top Gun, it’s been said that Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer developed an intense hatred for one another which lingers to this day.

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24. Toy Story (1995)
The carpet designs seen in Sid's hallway are the same as the carpet designs seen in "The Shining."
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25. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Fans wondering what Jacob says to Bella before they kiss in the kitchen? "Kwop kilawtley" means "Stay with me forever" in Quiletute.
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26. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
For the movie the Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was paid $35 a week while Toto received $125 a week!


 

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Comments

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Posted: 4 years ago at Apr 12 23:13
LOL at Pulp Fiction, suprised at the shining one
Posted: 4 years ago at Apr 12 23:31
Wow. Awesome list!
Posted: 4 years ago at Apr 13 1:21
brilliant list...and great observation
Posted: 4 years ago at Apr 13 2:25
Great list, it would benefit from more entries.
Posted: 4 years ago at Apr 13 10:11
IMDB has trivia section
Plenty of movies can be added to this list
Posted: 4 years ago at Apr 13 11:37
Some are real funny, especially The Shining!

Add more. There are millions out there!
Posted: 4 years ago at Apr 14 20:30
Wow, that's pretty interesting! Never knew that about aladdin. Also gotta watch Pulp Fiction again.
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Jun 29 18:02
i didnt know the rug patterns in toy story and shining are same, also wow 14ooo actresses auditioned for one role! really cool list:)
Posted: 3 years ago at Apr 16 7:45
Great list love trivia like this!!
Posted: 3 years ago at Apr 16 12:58
I love this kind of stuff... I have one:
Did you know that a not so clever agent requested an audicion for his supermodel client for the part of Rita Hayworth? The movie? The Shawshank Redemption! Jesus!
Posted: 3 years ago at Apr 16 20:57
I Know Who Killed Me has now been outdone by Jack and Jill, which won Razzie awards in all 10 categories it was nominated for. It's the first film ever to sweep all 10 categories.

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