Arnold Schwarzenegger’s salary for T2: Judgement day was $15 million and total words spoken by him in the entire film is 700. This attributes to $21,429 per word and the line ”Hasta la vista, baby” amounts to $85,716.
Silent film comedian Buster Keaton got his start in his father’s vaudeville act at the age of 3. His act would be to goad his father into throwing him across the stage, and he became so good at falling that he rarely got bruises. He was eventually billed as “The Little Boy Who Can’t Be Damaged.”
A 4-month-old Cinnamon bear provided much of the voice of Chewbacca. Other Chewbacca noises were voiced by three other bears, a badger, a lion, a seal, and a walrus from Long Beach.
In his famous scene in ‘The Shining’, the crew made a fake door for Jack Nicholson to break through, but had to replace it with a real door as the fake one broke too quickly due to Jack previously being a Fire Marshall.
In 1975 Al Pacino was offered the role of Han Solo in the film Star Wars, but he refused the role because “The script was too confusing”.
Ewan McGregor used to be a functioning alcoholic, arriving sometimes drunk on set and even continuing to drink between takes. This made him unhappy, so he gave up alcohol in 2001 and hasn’t touch alcohol since.
Jack Nicholson was raised by his grandparents while his birth mother, June Nicholson, pretended to be his sister. He only found out who his real mother was when he turned 37.
An actor in Nazi Germany lost his job for being Jewish. He went to the Alps, grew a beard, and dyed all his hair by bathing in diluted hydrogen. He returned to the stage claiming to be a self-taught peasant actor and was praised by the Nazis as “proof of the superiority of Aryan blood.”
While filming Pirates of the Caribbean in London, Johnny Depp received a letter from a local 9 year old girl, who asked for help with “munity” against her teachers. Depp turned up with no warning at the school in full Jack Sparrow outfit, but advised against munity.
Werner Herzog once promised fellow documentary maker Errol Morris that he would eat his shoe if Morris ever finished his movie on pet cemeteries, because he found Morris to be incapable of ever finishing his projects. In 1978 Morris finished his film, and Herzog publicly cooked and ate his shoe. Herzog also made a short film about eating his shoe. The name of the film is Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe.