Every movie you’ve ever seen has interesting anecdotes behind it; some even more interesting than the movie itself. Whether it’s 148 retakes or cops being called on the sets, there’s so much more to a movie than what you see on screen. 

So, we shortlisted the coolest 20 facts about your favorite Hollywood movies that you had no idea about:

1. The director of Cannibal Holocaust had to prove in court that the actors were still alive and didn’t get killed during the filming.

Read more about this interesting trivia here.


2. Robert Downey Jr. was so exhausted while making Zodiac (because he got fewer breaks) that he decided to leave jars of his urine around the set as a form of protest.

Don’t believe us? Read the full story here.


3. Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning during the Sermon on the Mount scene from The Passion of the Christ.

And this is just one of the crazy things that happened during the shoot. Read more here.


4. Liam Neeson’s communication device in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace is just a sensor excel razor for women.

Full story here.

5. Actors Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan had never played a game of chess in their lives until the movie X-Men required them to do so.

True story.


6. When Mad Max (1979) ran low on funds, director George Miller offered his own vehicle for one of the crash scenes.

Here’s the full story.


7. In 2002, Steven Spielberg finally finished college after a 33-year hiatus. He turned in Schindler’s List for his student film requirement.

Here’s the full story.


8. Ryan Gosling was cast as Noah in The Notebook because the director wanted someone “not handsome”.

As much as you don’t believe it, this is true. Read here.


9. The Hobbit used up all the gold paint in New Zealand.

Here’s more such trivia about the Hobbit.


10. The police were called on Sacha Baron Cohen 91 times during the filming of Borat.

So this happened and we are not even kidding. You can read more about it here.


11. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first movie, Hercules in New York, was so bad that the rights to the movie were auctioned on eBay for $550,000.

That’s one bad deal. You can read the why and how of it here.


12. None of the actors of The Empire Strikes back knew that Vader was Luke’s father.

This is the full story.


13. In Inglourious Basterds, one of the Jewish names carved on The Bear Jew’s bat is Anne Frank.

And the internet knows all about it. See here.


14. E.T.’s face was modeled after Albert Einstein, Carl Sandburg and a pug.

As bizarre as this sounds, it’s true and here’s the story.


15. Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid approximately $21,429 for every word he said in the movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

And that’s why he kept coming back. See more such trivia on this movie, here.


16. Titanic was the first film to have two people nominated for an Oscar for portraying the same character.

Oscars, not always making sense. Read more about it, here.


17. Disney character Aladdin was modeled after Tom Cruise.

In case you have any doubts, you can verify the story here.

18. The language spoken by Leeloo in The Fifth Element was invented by director Luc Besson and further refined by Milla Jovovich. By the end of filming they were able to have full conversations in this language.

Here’s how.


19. The pile of dump Jamal jumps into in Slumdog Millionaire is a mix of chocolate and peanut butter. Delicious!

Quench your trivia thirst about this movie here.


20. The line-up in The Usual Suspects was originally meant to be serious, but Benicio del Toro couldn’t stop farting so they laughed throughout.

No matter who you are, farting is funny. You can read more about this incident here.


Well, now you know it! Movies are just as interesting behind the camera as they are in front of it.