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.”
For the film “Psycho” Alfred Hitchcock insisted theater managers to put “no late admission” policy so that audience either see the film from the very beginning, or they don’t see it all.
Godzilla was conceived as a metaphor for the nuclear weapons. To emphasize the monster’s relationship with the atomic bomb, its skin texture was inspired by the keloid scars seen on survivors in Hiroshima.
In 1972 John Wojtowicz attempted to rob a bank in Brooklyn after being inspired by Al Pacino’s performance in ‘The Godfather’, only to be portrayed by Al Pacino himself in 1975’s ‘Dog Day Afternoon’
Quentin Tarantino didn’t go to film school, and has said “When people ask me if I went to film school, I tell them, ‘No, I went to films’.”