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Ryan Gosling was cast as Noah in The Notebook because the director wanted someone “not handsome.”

The movie "Titanic" won 11 Oscars but none for acting.

Production on Dreamworks’ Antz was sped up so that it would release before Pixar’s A Bug’s Life after the head of Pixar, John Lasseter, told his friend Jeffrey Katzenberg, the head of Dreamworks, about his film, which had already been in production for years.


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The Straight Story (1999)
112 min|Biography, Drama|December 3, 1999
8.0Rating: 8.0 / 10 from 75,207 users
An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
129 min|Crime, Drama|March 16, 1963
8.3Rating: 8.3 / 10 from 275,329 users
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
115 min|Action, Mystery, Thriller|August 3, 2007
8.0Rating: 8.0 / 10 from 582,291 users
Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

Princess Mononoke (1997)
134 min|Animation, Adventure, Fantasy|December 19, 1997
8.4Rating: 8.4 / 10 from 299,261 users
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.


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Time Travel depictions in films and TV are banned in China.

Ridley Scott used The Who’s blue laser lighting to light the Alien egg chamber because they were in the next studio. Ingenuity +1

Matthew Fox’s (AKA Jack Sheppard from LOST) birthday is 14th July.

The childish snickering during The Usual Suspects iconic line-up was genuine, caused by Benicio Del Toro’s persistent flatulence.

Young Ellie from Up is voiced by the daughter of the director, Ellie Docter.

Selena Gomez had her first kiss when she was 12 years old with Dylan Sprouse.

The Harry Potter series were the most banned books of the century in the U.S.

World speed reading champion Anne Jones read all 607 pages of the last Harry Potter book in just 47 minutes.

David Bowie came out as bisexual in 1972.

James Woods fired his agent upon learning – after the movie was shot – that Quentin Tarantino wanted him for a part in Reservoir Dogs.

Play It, Sam? Dooley Wilson, Sam in Casablanca, was a professional drummer who couldn't play the piano. He simply mimed along, copying an offscreen pianist.

In Harry Potter, Alan Rickman was the only person other than J.K. Rowling to know Snape was defending harry because he was in love with Lily Potter to make his performance genuine.

In the 1920's and early 1930's women dominated the screenwriting profession in Hollywood's movies.

Movie trailers used to play after the film.

Before Stanley Kubrick came on-board for A Clockwork Orange writer Anthony Burgess considered selling the movie rights to Mick Jagger with the intention of Jagger playing Alex and the rest of the Stones playing the other Droogs. Keef with eyeliner? Don't be silly.

Fight Club and Choke author Chuck Palahnuik can be glimpsed ever so briefly in the final scene of the latter. He's sitting next to Sam Rockwell on the plane.

Fantasia (1940) was originally a short called The Sorcerers Apprentice, but Walt Disney overspent on the score and decided to make it feature length film rather than waste money.

In the Stephen King novella for The Shawshank Redemption, Morgan Freeman's Red is described as a white Irishman. The script sees Red sarcastically quip, “Maybe it's cause I'm Irish” as a nod to the change.


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