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Forty years before James Cameron’s “Avatar” was released, the “Noon Universe” Russian sci-fi novels were published, set on a forest planet called Pandora in the 22nd century, inhabited by humanoids called Nave (compared to the “Na’vi” in Avatar).

A boy dying of an incurable illness wanted to meet Luke Skywalker (in character). His mental state devolved to the point where he did not realize Luke was fictional. Mark Hamill agreed to dress up in character and meet the boy. He spent hours answering questions.

While filming “The Hangover,” comedian Ken Jeong added little inside jokes into the movie to make his wife, who was battling breast cancer, laugh when she watched it.

In the movie Home Alone, the producers thought it would be too mean to use a real girl for the pic of Buzz’s unattractive girlfriend, so they used the art director’s son.

The reason Roger Moore stopped being James Bond was because of how much older he was than his female co-stars. He was in his 50s, and they were in their 20s. In his own words: “Well, the leading ladies were young enough to be my grand-daughter and it becomes disgusting.” (source)

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Ryan Gosling gained 60 pounds by drinking melted ice cream to play the father in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lovely Bones.’ He was then told he was too fat to play the part and the role went to Mark Wahlberg.

Don Rickles passed away before he was able to record any dialogue for Toy Story 4. Rather than replacing him, Disney reviewed 25 years of material from the first three films, video games, and other media; they were able to assemble enough dialogue to cover the entire film. (source)

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In Back to the Future, the original idea was for the time machine to be a refrigerator, but because Robert Zemeckis was afraid that kids would imitate the film and get trapped in fridges, they changed it to a DeLorean car.

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There is a group of wealthy individuals that see movies on release day in their own home theaters. It costs $100k to join and $4k/month membership. It is called the Bel Air Circuit. (source)

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There is a group of wealthy individuals that see movies on release day in their own home theaters. It costs $100k to join and $4k/month membership. It is called the Bel Air Circuit. (source)

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