Category: movies

Jeff Daniels only got paid $50,000 for his role in Dumb and…

Jeff Daniels only got paid $50,000 for his role in Dumb and Dumber, while Jim Carrey got paid $7 million.

Keanu Reeves turned down $11 million to star in Speed 2: Cruise…

Keanu Reeves turned down $11 million to star in Speed 2: Cruise Control. He chose to star in The Devil’s Advocate instead, and took a several million dollar pay cut so producers could meet Al Pacino’s salary demands.

The dog from Wizard of Oz was paid $125 per week which was more…

The dog from Wizard of Oz was paid $125 per week which was more than some of the other actors in the film.

The green falling code in The Matrix is just loads of sushi…

The green falling code in The Matrix is just loads of sushi recipes.

Test audiences hated ‘Dirty Dancing’ and the…

Test audiences hated ‘Dirty Dancing’ and the producer was so disappointed in the final product, he said “Burn the negative, and collect the insurance.” Expected to be a box office bomb, instead was a smash hit, was the #1 video rental of ’88, and was first film to sell a million copies on video.

During the filming of Jurassic Park, when the T. rex attacks the…

During the filming of Jurassic Park, when the T. rex attacks the kids in the car, the kids were genuinely terrified. The T. rex went lower than it was meant to, chipped the Plexiglas and broke a tooth.

On the set of Home Alone, Joe Pesci avoided Macaulay Culkin so…

On the set of Home Alone, Joe Pesci avoided Macaulay Culkin so that he’d be genuinely afraid of him. He also gave Culkin a scar on his finger while rehearsing the scene where he says he’s gonna “bite off every one of these little fingers, one at a time,” because he actually bit him and broke the skin.

Dropping a lighted cigarette in a pool of petrol does not…

Dropping a lighted cigarette in a pool of petrol does not unleash fire as shown in the movies. Researchers tried over 2,000 times to ignite petrol with a cigarette and failed 100% of the time.

In Home Alone, the vintage gangster movie that Kevin watches…

In Home Alone, the vintage gangster movie that Kevin watches (called Angels with Filthy Souls) isn’t a real movie. It’s only a one minute sequence created for Home Alone.

Sarah Jessica Parker, who played a witch convicted in the Salem…

Sarah Jessica Parker, who played a witch convicted in the Salem witch trials in the Disney movie “Hocus Pocus”, later discovered that one of her ancestors was a real woman accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.