Oscars Funny Moments: Chris Rock’s Opening Monologue: 2005 Oscars

The movie industry relocated from New York to LA to escape from Thomas Edison's patents.

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.

Shooting for No Country For Old Men was interrupted for a day due to a smoke cloud from the set of There Will Be Blood, which was also filming in the area.


Chris Rock's Opening Monologue: 2005 Oscars

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The first use of animatronics was the robin that whistles a duet with Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins. A series of wires going up her dress were used to animate the bird. Its movements were so realistic that critics were baffled as to how it worked exactly.

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.

P!nk’s real name is Alecia Beth Moore.

While Casino clocks up a breathtaking 398 uses of the word 'fuck' - and Nil By Mouth and Summer of Sam chuck over 400 F-bombs - a 2005 documentary takes the top spot. The name of the documentary? Fuck.

Movie theater Popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon in U.S.A.

Dan Aykroyd’s first script for Ghostbusters was set in the future and Ghostbusters were completely normal, like paramedics and firemen.

When Edward Norton first fights Brad Pitt in Fight Club, he was asked to actually hit Pitt. Pitts reaction is genuine and Norton was trying to stop himself from laughing during the scene.

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

Tim Allen was a convicted drug dealer before becoming famous.

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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

When it was released, The Lion King came under fire when people thought the word “SEX” could be read in a puff of dust during one scene. Animators claimed that the dust actually spells “SFX,” which is a nod to the film’s special effects team.

Russell from Up is modeled after a Pixar employee.

The idea for the poster for The Usual Suspects came before any script or story.

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn failed his driving test eight times.

After 90 minutes of knob jokes, arguments about the untimely demise of construction workers on the Death Star and one act of necrophilia, Kevin Smith's Clerks ends with Dante simply clocking off his shift. However the original ending saw him meet his maker at the hands of an armed gunman. He wasn't even supposed to have been there.

29 days after the Titanic sank a movie about it was released. It featured an actress who was actually on the Titanic and survived.

Samuel L. Jackson has said "motherf*cker" 171 times in 27 different movies.


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