Movies often take us to distant worlds, full of fantastic characters and scenarios that let us take a break from the hustle and bustle of the real life. And while we might suspend our disbelief and forget that there are real people acting behind the screen, the movie productions are very much real life to the cast and crew. And things do get real behind the scenes, from forgetting you are wearing robotic makeup and heading out for lunch, to catching nasty infections. It seems like the actors and the crew behind have seen it all throughout the years, and it's nice to see some manage to have fun with it.
There are plenty of interesting stories from behind the scenes and GIGGAG has compiled a list of them. So check those facts out and don't forget to vote for your favorites!
Chris Pratt apparently stole his Star-Lord costume from the set, for the sole purpose of having it available so he could show up in costume to visit sick children in the hospital, who might want to meet Star-Lord.
Chris Pratt and Chris Evans had a bet over each's hometown Superbowl match. The losing team/Chris would dress as his character to visit the other's children's hospital. They both decided to visit so the kids were the winners!
The film's budget was so low that the makeup budget was $250. The film's artists were able to work with that, and the film's Makeup and Hairstyling won an Oscar.
Talent over expensive materials. Then again, the goal is to achieve a 'cheap' look, so need the corresponding cosmetics.
In an e-mail to director James Marsh about the portrayal by Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Hawking said there were certain points when he thought he was watching himself. In addition to his copyrighted voice, Stephen Hawking also lent the filmmakers his Companion of Honour medal and his signed thesis to use as genuine props in the film.
I absolutely love this film and Eddie Redmayne's performance. This also explains why Eddie was invited to speak at Hawkins' funeral services.
The cat held by Marlon Brando in the opening scene was a stray that Coppola found while on the lot at Paramount, and was not originally called for in the script. So content was the cat that its purring muffled some of Brando's dialogue, and, as a result, most of his lines had to be looped.
Nobody can ever resist a cat..😸😸
NASA shows this film during their management training program. New managers are given the task of trying to spot as many errors as possible. At least one hundred sixty-eight have been found.
Still one of my all-time guilty pleasure movie.
Kung Fu choreographer Woo-Ping Yuen initially refused to work on the film, and hoped that by asking for an exorbitant fee, it would turn off the Wachowskis. It didn't. He next formulated what he considered an impossible request. He said that he'd agree only if he had complete control of the fights, and that he trained the actors for four months before they shoot. The Wachowskis complied with his request.
Well, his prep sure worked cuz those fight scenes were awesome.
In the film, when Elizabeth arrives at St. Paul's Cathedral, construction is going on. In real life, St. Paul's actually needed repair work. Director Shekhar Kapur decided to improvise, and gave the workers costumes and period tools to cut real stone that was being installed in the cathedral. The workers in the scene are real-life stonemasons and construction workers.
This is actually really neat!
When Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) smashes his hand on the dinner table, DiCaprio accidentally crushed a small stemmed glass with his palm and really began to bleed. He ignored it, stayed in character, and continued with the scene. Quentin Tarantino was so impressed that he used this take in the final print, and when he called cut, the room erupted in a standing ovation.
That scene was brilliant! Leo was brilliant.
Tom Hanks was not paid for this film. Instead, he took percentage points which ultimately netted him in the region of forty million dollars.
I heard that Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) opted for a percentage rather than a paycheck, for the original Star Wars. If it's true he must have never regretted that move!
After finding out that she had to be naked in front of Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet decided to break the ice, and when they first met, she flashed him.
Cool. I should definitely try this with new employees.