10 Random Movie Facts


For the geeky, for the nerdy, for the true cinema believers, this list is for you. Perhaps you know one or two of them, perhaps you know a good proportion of them, perhaps you even know them all. Enjoy.

Ed Helms’ missing tooth in The Hangover wasn’t computer generated, it’s real.

“Vader” is Dutch for father.

It was James Cameron who drew the portrait of Rose in Titanic. The drawing was auctioned for at least $16,000.

Pumbaa was the first character to ever exhibit flatulence in a Disney movie.

R2D2 is shorthand for “Reel 2, Dialogue 2” that was used in George Lucas’ film American Graffiti. He liked the sound of it and re-used it for Star Wars.

E.T.’s face was modeled after Albert Einstein, Carl Sandburg and a pug.

The Lion King was originally called “King of the Jungle” before they realized that lions don’t actually live in jungles.

While everyone knows Viggo Mortensen replaced Stuart Townsend at the last minute for Aragorn, the beardy ranger had no intention of joining Jackson until his son begged him to do it.

Many parts turned down by Sean Connery include roles in The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Indy IV and Blade Runner.

David Fincher asked a stuntman to fall down the stairs 12 times in Fight Club for the fight between Norton and Pitt. He used the first take.