Top 10 Interesting Facts About Movies

The Top Ten

1 In The Empire Strikes Back, a potato and a shoe can be seen in the asteroid field

I wonder how that got there.. - TwilightKitsune

2 For Dr. Strangelove, the set designers used a photo  of a B-52 bomber that appeared in a British magazine to recreate the cockpit, it was such a flawless copy of the "classified" plans that Kubrick was afraid that the FBI would launch an investigation
3 Due to complicated contractual obligations with the source material, the part of John McClane from Die Hard had to first be offered to Frank Sinatra who was 73 at the time
4 The strange music that plays during a Joker scene in The Dark Knight was inspired by the sound a razor blade makes on a piano wire
5 The Great Machine in Contact was originally envisioned and designed as a time machine in Terminator 2: Judgment Day
6 Kane's final word is the mystery that drives the movie Citizen Kane which is strange because no one is in the room with Kane when he dies
7 The ending of Casablanca was actually shot on a small soundstage, the airplane is a cardboard cutout and the ground crew are little people
8 Several major scenes in Braveheart had to be re-shot because extras were wearing wristwatches and sunglasses
9 The scene in Blazing Saddles where Mongo punches out a horse is based on an actual event reported in Sid Caesar's autobiography where he punched and knocked out a horse on a trail ride
10 Pumbaa is the first Disney character to fart

The Contenders

11 Laurence Fishburne lied about his age to get a part as a 17-year-old gunner's mate in Apocalypse Now, he was actually 14
12 After The Lion King was released, a hyena biologist sued Disney for defamation of character for making the whole species as villains or henchmen instead of just a few individuals
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