Godunov went on to join the American Ballet Theatre and have parts in many Hollywood films ... as well as having a movie made about him, Flight 222. Suck on that, Reginald VelJohnson.
Jimmy Stewart Smuggled A "Yeti Finger" Into England
Back in the day, the United Kingdom wanted to have all the things. For a long time they had the biggest guns, so they got away with it, but by the 1950s their empire had fallen and they couldn't just take whatever artifacts they wanted from other cultures anymore. That's when they had to start being sneaky about it. And that, ironically, involved getting help from the most American of actors:
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After Arnold Schwarzenegger, of course.
In 1958, the explorer Peter Byrne was climbing all over the Himalayas looking for a Yeti, but he settled for just a hand when he heard that the Pangboche temple had one. So Byrne went to check out this supposed Yeti hand, and the monks very nicely (and very stupidly, it turns out) let him see it. Apparently, it looked convincingly Yeti-ish enough for Byrne, so he asked if he could take it back to the U.K. with him for further scientific analysis. The monks turned him down, though, since they believed bad things would happen to the temple if it was ever removed. Spoilers: Bad things happened anyway.
Back in England, Byrne met with a professor and his American sponsor, who talked him into going back to get the hand -- in other words, straight-up steal that shit. After returning to the temple and getting the Sherpa guarding it really drunk, Byrne switched out one of the fingers with one he had brought with him. Now he just had to get it out of the country. Fortunately, his sponsor happened to know someone who was vacationing in India at the time: George Bailey himself, Jimmy Stewart. His wife hid it in her lingerie case, since they figured that was the least likely to be searched by customs (and apparently people needed whole suitcases of underwear to take on trips back then). Of course, when they landed that was the one piece of luggage missing. It was found and returned a few days later, still unsearched, because the properly English official said he would "never open a lady's lingerie case."