20 Behind-The-Scenes Trivia About 'Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind'

Continuing with our behind-the-scenes look at some popular romantic films, here’s a classic take on what would happen if we could erase each other from our memories. It evidently involves giant bathtubs and actors like Mark Ruffalo and Kirsten Dunst jumping half naked on a bed. We’d say that checks out.


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Mind Spotless the of Tom Wilkinson didn't know what was going on during SUNS filming. Eten Ruffalo said the actor became frustrated during flming, and once - turned to him and said, I don't know what the hell we're doing! SCENES Gondry said he was afraid of Wilkinson, and that

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