You’ll Never Believe What Went on Behind the Scenes of These Award-Winning Films

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Movies are the perfect way to escape our real-life problems for a few hours, but sometimes you might forget that the actors are real people, too. The cast and crew of these classic hit movies have some interesting facts to share about what shenanigans went down on set.

Armageddon

A screening of Armageddon is shown by NASA during their management training program. New managers are expected to try and point out as many errors as possible. In total, at least 168 mistakes have been spotted.

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Django Unchained

When Leonardo DiCaprio the dinner table with his hand while playing Calvin Candie, he accidentally broke a stem glass and sliced his palm open. DiCaprio ignored the bleeding wound and stayed in character, carrying on with the scene. After the scene had ended, the whole room burst into a standing ovation. Director Quentin Tarantino was so impressed that he used the take in the final cut of the film.

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The More You Know

  • "E.T." and "Poltergeist" started from the same script.
  • During the filming of The Grinch, Jim Carrey sought counseling from a Navy SEAL to learn torture-resistance techniques in order to handle the extensive makeup.
  • Darth Vader only has 12 minutes of screen time in the original Star Wars.
  • Executive producer of Toy Story and Chief Pixar shareholder Steve Jobs picked Bob Dylan as his first choice to write and perform the soundtrack to the film over Randy Newman.
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