Facts About Your Favourite Movies:
Hollywood has his own deep dark secrets. Some they would want you to know. Some would want to stay hidden. It is time to uncover some of the most infamous ones.
1. The Hangover – Ed Helms actually has a missing tooth
The Hangover showed us how four friends can do the most stupendously incredibly things together when they are under the ‘influence’. Alcohol and drugs – the quartet has tried it all. And yet, the most affected of the group in any Hangover series is always Ed Helms’ character. In one movie, he loses a tooth. In the subsequent venture to the same franchise, he gains a tattoo and even silicon-breast implants. While most of them were fake or digitally mastered, at least one of those mishaps is real. Ed Helms’ missing tooth is not a prosthetic or special effect at work. The Actor does not have a front tooth in his mouth. The reason – it never grew ever since it was a child. The actor uses a fake tooth while filming and in this case, he just had to remove it.
2. Harry Potter – Moaning Myrtle is too old for school
In the Harry Potter movies, we see the recurring character of Moaning Myrtle. Myrtle was an 11-year-old girl who died and now haunts the corners of Hogwarts as a Ghost. She resides in one of Hogwarts’ school bathrooms. Harry had sought her help a lot of times. She was instrumental in helping Harry in getting to the last round of the Goblet of Fire. As she is a schoolgirl, she would be actually 11 to 14 years of age at most. But the actor who played Moaning Myrtle is not. Believe us when we say this but Shirley Henderson, the actor who played the character is more than thrice as much as Myrtle should actually be. Shirley Henderson is a whopping 37 years old!!
3. Terminator 2 – Arnie has the most expensive punch line in movie history
Famous actors get paid the big bucks. That is just how the movie industry works. If you are a new face, you will be paid less and you just have to make do. But if you are a familiar face, an old one, and/or the face of a famous movie franchise, the Studio will pay you even more than what they pay regular actors. That was the case with Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose breakout role was in Terminator. When the sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day came, Arnold was already a huge star. Arnie was paid a salary of more than 15 Million Dollars for Judgment Day, while in Terminator he was paid a mere 21,000 dollars. Considering Arnie has very little dialogue in Terminator 2, if we put that into perspective, his famous catchphrase “Hasta la Vista Baby” cost the Studio a staggering 85,716 Dollars!!
4. Alien Resurrection: Sigourney Weaver is a basketball genius
The Alien franchise lost its charm with every consecutive installment. But the only saving grace each movie had was Sigourney Weaver. During the filming of Alien Resurrection, Weaver is shown playing Basketball. She leaves the court right after she is attacked. But before leaving, she makes an impossible shot from half-court only a few seasoned players could have made. Many think that it was CGI. But it is not true. Sigourney Weaver actually made that shot. In reality, that shot requires a tremendous amount of practice and dedication. Sigourney Weaver did it in a few takes. Take that Michael Jordan!
5. The Wolf of Wall Street – DiCaprio took classes on how to be a Drug Addict
Many do not know this but Leonardo DiCaprio has had a huge tryst with tee-totaling. While he does have the occasional sip, he generally stays away from alcohol and any other way he could get into substance abuse. But there are movies where Leonardo had to do more than just take a sip. In The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo had to enact the role of Jordan Belfort. Belfort was an alcoholic and drug addict. To ensure he did the role perfectly, Leonardo DiCaprio actually hired Drug Experts from all over the country to teach him the effects of various drugs the lothario took and make sure he got the acting right. Leonardo did not actually take in any drugs during the training but he came pretty close to acting the part of a drug abuse victim without ever taking a sniff or a sip.
6. James Bond – Pierce Brosnan was not allowed to wear a tux outside the film set
Talk about going to extremes. The character of James Bond is one of Hollywood’s most prized possessions. Bond is stylish, suave, and shrewd. The Studio that owned the movie rights to the character had to ensure nobody could rip him off or make money off of it other than the Studio. So when they roped in Pierce Brosnan to play the character between the period of 1995 and 2002, they had a very peculiar addition to his agreement. Pierce Brosnan was not allowed to wear a suit or a tuxedo in public places so that the sanctity of James Bond remains intact. Now that is a little too much in our opinion.
7. Toy Story – a Children’s movie has referenced one of the greatest horror movies ever made
Toy Story is a family-friendly venture. It is one of Disney’s most iconic projects. It has captivated children and adults alike for a long time now. It does have its deep, dark secrets of its own though. Toy Story 1 and Toy Story 3 in particular have a huge connection to The Shining – a movie some would consider being the greatest horror movie to have been ever made.
The number 237 as well as the infamous geometric carpet pattern seen in the hotel in The Shining is shown more than a couple of times in the animated franchise.
8. The Lord of the Rings – Sean Benn’s fear of flying pushed the release date further
Some people are scared of heights. Some people do not like closed spaces. Some people hate spiders or snakes or cockroaches. And then there is Sean Benn. Sean Benn has aviophobia. People with Avio-Phobia have a fear of flying and have trouble adjusting to air travel. During the filming of The Lord of the Rings, many times the acting and production crew had to be transported via a helicopter. But since Sean Benn (who played Boromir), never liked to fly to places, he would take the ski lift or the land route to the destination. At times, he would even hike to the place in full costume just so he does not get into the helicopter. This pushed the release date a little forward since the shooting went way past the deadline.
9. Troy – Achilles injured his Achilles Heel while filming
The Greek Hero known as Achilles was dipped in immortality by his mother. As a result, Achilles became invincible and no weapon could ever kill him. The only part of his body that did not taste immortality was his heel, now known as the Achilles Heel. That was the part his mother was holding him with. In the movie, Brad Pitt plays the Greek Legend. And here’s a fun and ironic fact – Brad Pitt was injured on his Achilles Heel while filming a certain action scene. So all in all – Achilles ended up being hurt in his Achilles Heel.
10. Rocky IV – Dolph Lundgren punched Stallone so hard doctors mistook it for a car accident
In the Rocky IV movie, the primary antagonist of the film is Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago, the Russian Behemoth that took down Apollo Creed with a punch and killed him. Sylvester Stallone likes to immerse himself within the character. Several times, the Directors have claimed that Stallone can get into methodical acting. While the final fight scene for Rocky IV was being filmed, Stallone asked Dolph Lundgren to hit him for real. In the scene where Stallone takes the final hit to the ground, Dolph Lundgren punched him for real. The impact was so devastating on his chest that Stallone had to be hospitalized after the scene was shot. The doctors thought that Sylvester Stallone was hit by a truck or a car.