Keanu Reeves gave away almost all of his earnings from the Matrix (~£50 million) to the special effects team, turning them all into millionaires. “Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I have already made for the next few centuries” – he declared.
Harrison Ford had given up on acting to become a carpenter. George Lucas discovered him for the role of Han Solo while Ford was installing his cabinets.
Jackie Chan does not like the Rush Hour series because he does not appreciate the action scenes, nor understands the American humor. He only made the sequel because they offered him an “irresistible” amount of money.
That despite being a fan of his movies, Joseph Stalin ordered the assassination of John Wayne.
In a speed demonstration, Bruce Lee could snatch a dime off a person’s open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind.
Bruce Lee could throw grains of rice up into the air and then catch them in mid-flight using chopsticks.
It took three different actors to portray Darth Vader. Voice: James Earl Jones. Face: Sebastian Shaw. Body: David Prowse.