Top 10 Acting One-Hit Wonders

Will Smith Nicolas Cage Tom Cruise Johnny Depp and Leo DiCaprio were offered the part of Neo in "The Matrix" movie before Keanu Reeves.

The Disney character WALL-E is named after Walt Disney. (Walter Elias Disney.)

Ryan Gosling was asked to audition for boy band Backstreet Boys but he turned it down.


Top 10 Acting One-Hit Wonders

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A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
104 min|Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, War|July 14, 2019
8.1Rating: 8.1 / 10 from 17,235 users
A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Finding Nemo (2003)
100 min|Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family|May 30, 2003
8.1Rating: 8.1 / 10 from 871,632 users
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

House of Games (1987)
102 min|Crime, Thriller|October 14, 1987
7.3Rating: 7.3 / 10 from 18,951 users
A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

The Blues Brothers (1980)
133 min|Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical|June 20, 1980
7.9Rating: 7.9 / 10 from 168,328 users
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.


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Pierce Brosnan was contractually forbidden from wearing a full tuxedo in any non-James Bond movie from 1995-2002.

Author Peter Benchley plays the role of a TV reporter in Jaws. Benchley was reportedly thrown off set after continually arguing with Spielberg about the film's ending.

The iconic body and hand in the poster for American Beauty belong to actress/model Chloe Hunter, not Mena Suvari.

While shooting "The Blues Brothers" movie they had a budget for cocaine.

Willow Smith’s musical debut is 8 years earlier than her Dad’s, making her the youngest debuting superstar in her family.

In an early draft of the Who Framed Roger Rabbit? script, Judge Doom was revealed to be the hunter who shot and killed Bambi’s mother.

Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) voiced Unicron in The Transformers Movie (1986), his penultimate film role.

The childish snickering during The Usual Suspects iconic line-up was genuine, caused by Benicio Del Toro's persistent flatulence.

The film "Birdman" was shot in just 30 days.

Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.

Frank Oz was the voice for Yoda, Miss Piggy and Cookie Monster.

One Direction member, Louis Tomlinsion, hates baked beans.

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.

The voice actress behind Lilo in Lilo & Stitch, Daveigh Chase, also played Samara in The Ring.

Harry Potter books were translated from British to American English.

Time Travel depictions in films and TV are banned in China.

World speed reading champion Anne Jones read all 607 pages of the last Harry Potter book in just 47 minutes.

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”.


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