Pixar credits its success to going against Disney’s standard narrative elements: No songs, no “I want” moments, no happy village, no love story, no villain.
When filming Chinatown Jack Nicholson was dating Anjelica Huston, the daughter of his screen nemesis John Huston. She visited the set on the day that her father's character asked Nicolson's Jake Gittes, “Did you sleep with my daughter?”. Awkward.
The iconic body and hand in the poster for American Beauty belong to actress/model Chloe Hunter, not Mena Suvari.
Sulley from Monsters, Inc. originally had tentacles instead of legs. They were changed because it was thought tentacles would be distracting. The second version of the character was designed with legs, but no arms.
William Goldman's original script title for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy. The names were reversed when Paul Newman took on the role of Butch.
Sharlto Copley had not acted professionally before District 9 and had no intention of pursuing acting.
The ‘Bong’ sound/musical cue in Inception is actually the song Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien by Edith Piaf slowed down.
Louis Tomlinson first met Harry Styles in the X Factor toilets.
The scene with Jenny on the ground outside her house in Forrest Gump is similar to painting, Christina’s World.
Justin Bieber weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces when he was born.
The character Sid from Toy Story is said to have made an appearance in Toy Story 3. He’s the garbage man.
Orson Welles directed much of Citizen Kane from a wheelchair, after injuring himself on set.
“Mraz” means frost in Czech. Jason says he likes it because it means he is always cool.
Despite Courtney's (unsurprisingly) batshit claims (see #72) Kurt Cobain did thank Quentin Tarantino in the liner notes to In Utero, allegedly due to the musician's love for Reservoir Dogs. QT returned the favour in the Pulp Fiction soundtrack notes by thanking Nirvana. Sadly, the timing of the release meant the thanks were followed by 'RIP Kurt'.
Brad Pitt Tom Cruise Johnny Depp Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.
It would take about 9.4 million balloons to lift Carl’s house in Up.
In an alternate ending for Alien: Resurrection, Ripley finally makes it back to earth.
The ring Ben Affleck gave to Jennifer Lopez was worth $1.2 million.
As a child, Jim Carrey wore tap shoes to bed just in case his parents needed cheering up in the middle of the night.
James Woods fired his agent upon learning – after the movie was shot – that Quentin Tarantino wanted him for a part in Reservoir Dogs.
Cher Lloyd is a huge fan of Ed Sheeran, and even has his phone number.
[amazon bestseller="smart exercise machine" count="3"]