So how did the wig get another big part on top of Roberts head? It wasn't just serendipity. Roberts had liked that hairpiece so much that she kept it after Notting Hill wrapped. Then, for reasons forever unknowable, she decided to wear it again for her character on Mother's Day. The freedom of wig choices at least partially explains why she decided to do a crappy movie like Mother's Day.
Touchstone PicturesWaaaaaiit a minute, did she just dye the Pretty Woman wig?
The Starship Troopers Armor Reappeared All Over The Place
Military armor, if nothing else, has to look cool. Sure, in the real world, it's supposed to save a life, but in Hollywood, soldiers have a little thing called plot to serve as their armor. With that in mind, here are the guys in Starship Troopers looking like stone-cold badasses.
Tri-Star PicturesWhen you need a uniform that screams, "Yeah, we have coed showers, wanna fight about it?"
That's some good-looking gear, if a little light on arm protection for fighting against bugs with machetes for legs. It's sad to know that while the future world coalition can't spring for some armored sleeves, when the armor got reused for Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy, a bunch of buff teenagers could spare the allowance.
Saban EntertainmentIt's also entirely possible that the actors simply wandered on to the wrong set.
It seems that after Starship Troopers wrapped up, its hundreds of outfits found their way onto the racks of half of all Hollywood sets. Since then, it has unofficially become "Generic Future Armor A," used whenever an uninspired or underfunded costume department needs something vaguely futuristic and mildly fascistic for their soldiers to wear. Here it is again in Firefly:
20th TelevisionThis costume has had a longer story than the show.
It doesn't stop there. People have actually been scouring their old favorite shows and movies looking for this armor, and the count is getting pretty impressive. They've found it everywhere from Babylon 5 to Minority Report. Heck, it has popped up in so many futuristic movies that it probably qualifies for the Star Trek effect. So future disenfranchised people of the world, look forward getting crushed under the heels of soldiers in real Starship Troopers armor around 2040.
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