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

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

  • The film industry got its start in New Jersey
  • During the filming of Snow Buddies (an ‘Air Bud’ spinoff), five puppies died.
  • Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn failed his driving test eight times.
  • Paul Schrader wrote Taxi Driver in five days. It is rumoured he had a loaded gun by his desk for “inspiration and motivation”.
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