When Ronald Reagan watched Back to the Future for the first time, he loved the joke about who was president in 1985 (Ronald Reagan? The Actor?) so much that he made the theater projectionist stop the film, roll it back, and play the joke again.
The American Humane Association complained about a live maggot being eaten in the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” on the grounds that it was cruel to the maggot. A maggot that had “died of natural causes” had to be found.
One show during Guns N Roses “Use Your Illusion Tour” was delayed because frontman Axl Rose was watching the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze and refused to take the stage until it had finished.
Wes Craven came up with the idea of Nightmare on Elm St after reading of some Cambodian refugees haunted by nightmares of the Khmer Rouge who refused to sleep. When they finally gave in to sleep, they died even though there was nothing physically wrong
Back to The Future Part II correctly predicted the widespread use of wall mounted flat screen TVs, routine plastic surgery, handheld computer devices, hands free gaming, and the popularity of 3D movies in 2015.
Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell gave their entire salaries from the movie “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassius” to Heath Ledger’s daughter.
Click (2006) is the only Adam Sandler film to date that has been nominated for an Oscar. The category was ‘Best Achievement in Makeup’.
There was a movie made 4 years before 9/11 that condemned the incompetency of government officials to prevent the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center towers from happening again; it’s called “Path to Paradise” (1997). Prophetically, it ends with a terrorist being shown that the WTC is still standing and he says, “Next time we’ll bring them both down.” And in 1998, The Seige was released, about middle easterners attacking NYC, and The X Files predicted a plane crashing into NYC.
Bill Broyles, the writer for the movie Castaway, chose to deliberately strand himself for one week on an isolated beach in the Sea of Cortez, to force himself to search for water and food, and obtain his own shelter. During this time, a volleyball washed up on shore.