Mind-Blowing True Facts about Famous Movies

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  • All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck on 4:20.
  • Christopher Lee (Saruman) is the only member of the Lord of the Rings cast or crew who actually met J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • The charcoal drawing of Kate Winslet in James Cameron’s Titanic was actually drawn by James Cameron.
  • The famous coconut scenes in Monty Python and the Holy Grail were done out of necessity. The production team couldn’t afford horses.
  • Paranormal Activity’s budget was $15,000 and has grossed $210 million so far.
  • The director of the movie Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn failed his driving test eight times.
  • Several major scenes in Braveheart had to be re-shot because extras were wearing wristwatches and sunglasses.
  • The Shawshank Redemption, the #1 movie on imdb was the 51st highest grossing film in 1994, way behind Street Fighter.
  • The movie Beverly Hills Cop made up a technology called a “Satellite Tracking System”. – Years later the technology was actually invented. We know it as GPS.
  • Ripley from Alien was originally written to be a male character. She was made a women because audiences at the time wouldn’t expect the lone survivor to be female.
  • The alien language in District 9 was created by rubbing a pumpkin.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid approximately $21,429 for every one of the 700 words he said in the movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
  • In Harry Potter movies, Alan Rickman (the actor who played Snape) was the only person other than J.K. Rowling to know why his character had to defend Harry. The reason is Snape was in love with Harry’s mother, Lily Potter.
  • The movie Saw was filmed in 18 days.
  • Each frame of the CGI scenes in James Cameron’s Avatar (1/24 of a second) took an average of 47 hours to render.