Winston Groom was paid $350,000 for the screenplay rights to his novel Forrest Gump and was contracted for a 3 percent share of the film’s net profits but never received his share due to Hollywood accounting which posits that the movie lost money.
The accent used by Tom Hanks in ‘Forrest Gump’ was actually the real-life accent of the boy that played young Forrest.
Director Stanley Kubrick’s secretary often heard the sound of a book hitting the wall as he flung it into a reject pile when looking for a novel to adapt. When it had been a while since she had heard any sound, she walked in to check on her boss and found Kubrick deeply engrossed in The Shining.
Simon Cowell briefly worked as a runner in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. He polished Jack Nicholson’s axe.
After its tourism sector boomed, Kazakhstan’s foreign minister thanked Sacha Baron Cohen in 2012 for the release of Borat after the country saw a 10x increase in issued visas.
Rosie O’Donnell spoiled the ending of Fight Club to millions of people just because she didn’t like the film.
The U.S. military originally planned to provide personnel, vehicles, and costumes for the film ‘Independence Day’, but backed out after producers refused to remove the script’s Area 51 references.
The D-day landing scene in Saving Private Ryan was so violent the film should have received an NC-17 rating, however received an R rating due to the “masterpiece exception.”