Sharlto Copley had not acted professionally before District 9 and had no intention of pursuing acting.
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.
Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry Potter was allergic to Harry Potter glasses.
The voice actress behind Lilo in Lilo & Stitch, Daveigh Chase, also played Samara in The Ring.
Aladdin’s appearance was almost based on Michael J. Fox, but was later changed and modeled after Tom Cruise.
While Cameron Crowe returns the favour in Minority Report wearing a newspaper. Or hiding behind one. Delete where applicable.
Steven Spielberg declined to direct the Harry Potter movies and said "It's just like withdrawing a billion dollars and putting it into your personal bank accounts. There's no challenge."
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.
The author of the Mary Poppins books was not a fan of the film adaption of her books. She spent most of the premiere in tears and refused to let Disney adapt the rest of the series.
On 20 January 1982, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat, thinking it was only a rubber one.
Ryan Gosling was asked to audition for boy band Backstreet Boys but he turned it down.
Robert Downey Jr. claims that Burger King saved his life from his drug addiction.
The Russians made a movie version of The Hobbit in 1985 and it’s available on YouTube.
The dinosaur noises in the "Jurassic Park" movie were made from recordings of tortoise sex.
David Bowie came out as bisexual in 1972.
Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.
Justin Bieber states that he is a supporter of President Obama.
Paris Hilton has size 11 feet.
In the 1920's and early 1930's women dominated the screenwriting profession in Hollywood's movies.
The Disney songwriter Robert Sherman, who helped write “It’s a Small World After All” and the Mary Poppins soundtrack, was one of the officers who led the first American troops into Dachau during World War II.
Men account for 74.4% of lead roles in Hollywood movies.
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