Top 10 Actors You Probably Thought Were American

Lady Gaga has more Facebook fans than Barack Obama and Justin Bieber!

Ripley (or at least her clone) finally makes it back to Earth in a deleted scene for Alien: Resurrection.

Disney once hired 11 little people to dress up as Pinocchio and greet children. After being left with an entire day’s worth of food and wine, the actors ended up naked and screaming obscenities at the crowd at the film’s premiere by mid-afternoon.


Top 10 Actors You Probably Thought Were American

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Ursula from The Little Mermaid is said to be inspired by the drag queen Divine.

Years before Hit-Girl caused Daily Mail readers heads to explode with the use of the C-word, its first outing in Hollywood was in Carnal Knowledge. Jack Nicolson's character Jonathan utters the impressively eloquent line, “Answer me, you ball-busting, castrating, son of a cunt bitch!”. The actor would later call Nurse Ratched, “something of a cunt” in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

Britney Spears loves vanilla candles.

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 US title for the exceptionally wonderful A Matter of Life and Death was Stairway to Heaven. The UK had no stairway. Denied.

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

On the set of one of the Pirates of the Carribbean films, Johnny Depp spent £40,000 on 500 coats for the cast and crew.

Among Patrick Bateman's neighbours in the novel of American Psycho is one Tom Cruise (see also #66)

Ripley (or at least her clone) finally makes it back to Earth in a deleted scene for Alien: Resurrection.

The many parts turned down by Sean Connery include roles in The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Indy IV and Blade Runner.

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

Jack Black is the son of rocket scientists.

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.

Lady Gaga wrote Born This Way in 10 minutes.

Technically, alcohol and the resulting hallucinations are what unlock Dumbo’s potential in Dumbo. Go booze.

The final cut of Terminator 2: Judgement Day ends with a make-your-own-mind-up soliloquy about fate and the future. It could have ended with Sarah Connor as an old lady sitting in a futuristic LA park showing us that everything was hunky dory. Hasta la vista nuance.

Disney turned down the chance to make Back to the Future claiming the mother/son relationship was too risqué.


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