Neil deGrasse Tyson criticized the scene in “Titanic” where Rose looks at the night sky after the ship sank, saying the placement of the stars was inaccurate. After speaking with Tyson, Cameron corrected the scene for the DVD- it was the only scene to be completely redone for the re-release.
The developers of famous movies such as Forest Gump, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Return of the Jedi and many others use “Hollywood Accounting” to inflate expenses and show a net loss. This allowed them to completely dodge payments to writers that agreed to be paid a percentage of net profit.
Like today’s athletes, gladiators did product endorsements. Particularly successful gladiators (such as Maximus) would endorse goods in the arena before commencing a fight and have their names promoting products on the Roman equivalent of billboards. This fact was planned to be included in the movie Gladiator, but was scrapped because it wasn’t a fact that audiences might believe to be true.
During the filming of Maidstone (1970) actor Rip Torn struck fellow actor Norman Mailer with a hammer, resulting in a brawl between the actors in which Mailer bit into Torn’s ear and Torn furiously choked Mailer on the ground. The scene was captured on camera and is in the final cut of the film.
Over the whole Twilight series, there has been 24 minutes of just staring.
The entire film industry was so sure the first Star Wars film was going to be a flop that 20th Century Fox had to use an illegal marketing scheme to get it into theaters.
There is a 1 hour and 36 minute long movie that was shot in a single take; there are absolutely no cuts.
There is a large amount of controversy surrounding the original inspiration for Disney’s “The Lion King.” Some say the film is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” others say it was based off the ancient Malian epic “Sundiata.” Still, others claim the film plagiarizes the 1950s Japanese cartoon “Kimba the White Lion.”
Robert Downey Jr. pissed in jars and left them lying around the set of “Zodiac” to protest not having enough time to go to his trailer and relax.