Alred Hitchcock's Psycho was the first American film to show a toilet flushing.
Executive producer of Toy Story and Chief Pixar shareholder Steve Jobs picked Bob Dylan as his first choice to write and perform the soundtrack to the film over Randy Newman.
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.
Despite smoking in numerous films Clint Eastwood has never smoked habitually.
Men account for 74.4% of lead roles in Hollywood movies.
Christian Bale based elements of his performance as Patrick Bateman on Tom Cruise after seeing an interview with the diminutive star. According to director Mary Harron, Bale said he saw “this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes”.
United Artists offered Stallone up to US$340 000 to sell them the rights to the screenplay of Rocky if he agreed to not star in the movie. He refused.
The character Sid from Toy Story is said to have made an appearance in Toy Story 3. He’s the garbage man.
In Raiders of the Lost Ark, when Indy shoots the Arab swordsman, he was originally meant to fight him, but Harrison Ford was too ill to fight ‘properly.’
Rowan Atkinson has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
When filming My Left Foot, Daniel Day-Lewis had to be lifted around the set and spoon fed as he would never leave his wheelchair.
Pixar’s, UP was the first ever animated film and 3D film to open the Cannes Film Festival.
For all the talk of John Carter's $200m write-off, the worldwide box office is slowly catching up with the budget. Disney can't say the same for 2011's Mars Needs Moms which ended with a gulf of $112m between costs and ticket sales. Note to Disney: keep away from the red planet.
Steven Spielberg completed his degree course 33 years after dropping out by submitting Schindler's List as his final project.
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.
South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut only uses the f-word 199 times. Fuckers.
Darth Vader only has 12 minutes of screen time in the original Star Wars.
The vultures from The Jungle Book were intended to be voiced by the Beatles.
Spirited Away is the only non-western animated film to win an Academy Award for best animated feature.
Lady Gaga wrote Born This Way in 10 minutes.
In a 2003 poll in Empire magazine, Dick Van Dyke’s Cockney accent in Mary Poppins came in second in a list of the worst accents.
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