Oscars Funny Moments: Whoopi Goldberg’s Entrance: 1999 Oscars

Nigeria makes more movies every year than the US.

Wayne Rooney was only sixteen years old when he first played for Everton.

Daniel Craig is the first actor to play James Bond that was born after the series began.


Whoopi Goldberg's Entrance: 1999 Oscars

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The Dark Knight made more money in its first six days in the US than Batman Begins made in its entire domestic run.

"101 Dalmatians" was based on a book that had a sequel called "The Starlight Barking" in which dogs could fly and meet an alien dog.

In 1994, during one famous lunch at Pixar, filmmakers John Lasseter, Pete Docter and Joe Ranft came up with ideas that would eventually become A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo, Monster Inc. and Wall-E. We'll have what they're having.

The actor who did the voice for Bambi as a young boy, Donnie Dunagan, went on to become the youngest drill instructor in Marines history. Technically, Bambi served three tours in Vietnam.

Harry Potter's author J.K. Rowling lost her billionaire status because she donated so much of her money to charity.

While Titanic holds the record for consecutive weeks at the top spot (15), E.T. beats it by one in total weeks at Number One.

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.

After a slew of drug related offences, Robert Downey Jr. was a semi-blacklisted celebrity until Kiss Kiss Bang Bang reignited his career

Brad Pitt Tom Cruise Johnny Depp Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.

The carpet in The Shining and the second floor of Sid’s house in Toy Story are almost identical.

Sean Connery turned down roles in The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones 4 and Blade Runner.

The director of Cannibal Holocaust had to prove in court that the actors were still alive and didn’t get killed during the movie

The first use of double tracking in music was in Cinderella. Walt Disney asked the singer Ilene Woods if she could sing harmonies to herself. The technique has become a staple in the music industry.

Franz Ferdinand were the original choice to play the band at the Hogwarts Yule Ball.

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.

The names of the taxi driver and the policeman in everybody's favourite Yuletide outing, It's A Wonderful Life, are Bert and Ernie. The writers working on Sesame Street at the time claim it's merely a coincidence.

Speaking of stunts, Alan Rickman was dropped a second early to get his true reaction to falling from the Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard.

Steven Spielberg completed his degree course 33 years after dropping out by submitting Schindler's List as his final project.


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