13 Mythbusting Moments Necessary Because Of Hollywood

No, the MGM lion didn't actually kill anybody.
13 Mythbusting Moments Necessary Because Of Hollywood

Ah, the movies - a source of joy, entertainment, and mystery. We've all heard the stories, the legends, the myths that have been passed down from generation to generation. From the hidden messages in The Wizard of Oz to the secret behind Marilyn Monroe's extra toe, to, well, Marilyn's dress size, these stories have kind of become part of our movie-going experience. But what if these stories aren't true? What if the legends we've come to know and love are nothing more than myths?

Well, that's exactly what we're here to find out. In this list, we'll be exploring 13 of the most widely believed but untrue movie legends. From the death of Jill Masterson in Goldfinger to the origin of Tinker Bell in Peter Pan, we'll be digging deep into the facts and uncovering the truth behind these legends. So, if you're ready to separate fact from fiction, then let's get started.

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MYTH: Someone was killed on Ben-Hur There's a rumor that a stuntman died while they were filming the chariot race scene in the 1959 version of Ben-Hur, and that it was left in the movie. That's not true at all, actually. CRACKED
MYTH: Marilyn Monroe had six toes The rumor that Marilyn Monroe had six toes on each foot isn't true. It started with a photographer who thought they saw an extra toe in a 1946 photo. But when they looked at other photos taken at the same time, they saw she had five toes. CRACKED
MYTH: The MGM lion killed people The lion used for the first MGM logo, Slats, lived a long life, passing away in retirement in the 1970s. There's no truth to the rumor that Slats killed its trainer and two assistants the day after it was filmed for the logo. CRACKED
MYTH: Daniel Craig gets free Aston Martins, forever Some people think that Daniel Craig gets free Aston Martin cars forever because of his role as Bond, but that's not true. It would probably be the best perk ever, though CRACKED
MYTH: The Manchurian Candidate was pulled because of the JFK assassination Frank Sinatra and his lawyers decided to take The Manchurian Candidate out of circulation in 1972, not because of John F. Kennedy's assassination, but purely for business reasons. CRACKED
MYTH: Buster Keaton couldn't smile for the camera Buster Keaton didn't have to keep a straight face when he was acting, even though a lot of people think he did. CRACKED
MYTH: The girl painted with gold in Goldfinger died In the 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger, people thought actress Shirley Eaton had died from being covered in gold paint, but she was actually okay and went on to make more movies before she quit acting. CRACKED
MYTH: A munchkin killed himself on The Wizard of Oz People often say that a munchkin killed themselves while they were making The Wizard of Oz, but that's not true -- it's just an urban myth. CRACKED
MYTH: Marilyn Monroe inspired Tinkerbell The popular story that Tinkerbell in Disney's Peter Pan was based on Marilyn Monroe isn't true; the character was actually inspired by actress Margaret Kerry. CRACKED
MYTH: Walter Matthau had an unpronounceable last name Some people thought Walter Matthau's last name was in fact Matuschanskayasky, but it was actually Matthow, with just a small change in spelling. CRACKED
MYTH: Marilyn Monroe was a size 16 Marilyn Monroe wasn't as big as people think. She was usually a size 8, and even when she was a bit heavier, she was still only a size 10. CRACKED
MYTH: Mel Blanc was allergic to carrots Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, wasn't allergic to carrots and didn't spit them out because he didn't like them. Не just found it hard to chew, swallow, and be ready to deliver his next line, so they put a spittoon in the studio for him to use. IT'S ABBIT EASON CRACKED
MYTH: Carrie Fisher was a script doctor on The Empire Strikes Back Carrie Fisher was a great script doctor, but she didn't actually rewrite the script for The Empire Strikes Back. The changes were actually made by the movie's director, Irvin Kershner. CRACKED
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