16 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Jordan Peele Films

Despite directing only two movies in a relatively short amount of time, Jordan Peele has still managed to become one of the most creative working directors in Hollywood. 

While we all patiently wait to see what he comes up with next, let’s delve deep into Get Out and Us with some fascinating behind-the-scenes facts about those movies:


BEHIND-THE-SCENESP FACTS BRADLEY WHITFORD MIGHT'VE INSPIRED THE OBAMA JOKE. GET OUT The actor admits that while filming the movie he had no idea that the would've voted for Obama for a third term if I could line was supposed to be satirical and that it's possible he might've sincerely



BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS US WAS INSPIRED BY A TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE. Us Peele says the film was inspired by the 1960 episode Mirror Image. The doppelganger storyline stroke primal fear into him which he has never been able to shake off, and he wanted to explore why that was. CRACKED.COM

Vanity Fair


BEHIND-THE-SCENESP FACTS THE MOVIE ALMOST HAD A MUCH DARKER ENDING. GET OUT Instead of Rod rescuing Chris, the movie was originally going to end with Chris getting arested. The ending was even shot, however, Peele decided to end it on a happier note after realizing it was a bit too



BEHIND-THE-SCENESP PFACTS I GOT 5 ON IT ALMOST WASN'T IN THE FILM. Us Jordan Peele originally wanted to use Tchaikovsky's Pas De Deux' for the final confrontation. He ultimately decided the song was a bit too old-school and kinda pretentious, So he swapped it with the orchestral version of



BEHIND-THE-SCENESP PFACTS THE TITLE WAS INSPIRED BY EDDIE MURPHY. GET OUT Jordan Peele says the tite is a reference to Murphy's iconic Delirious stand-up bit about how white people never simply get out of a haunted house in horror movies. CRACKED.COM



BEHIND-THE-SCENESP PFACTS JORDAN PEELE WOULD STAND-IN FOR THE ACTORS. us Due to the actors playing two roles in the film, Peele would often play their doppelgangers on set so the actors would have an easier time reacting in scenes. CRACKED.COM

The Hollywood Reporter


BEHIND-THE-SCENESP FACTS JORDAN PEELE PURPOSELY HIRED LIBERAL ICONS AS THE PARENTS. GET OUT Peele says he specifically wanted Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener for the film because they were considered the liberal elite god and goddess. CRACKED.COM

Film School Rejects


BEHIND-THE-SCENESP FACTS RED'S VOICE WAS INSPIRED BY ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR. Us Lupita Nyong'o says she got the idea for the voice while attending an event where Kennedy was speaking. Kennedy suffers from spasmodic dysphonia - a condition brought on by trauma that causes uncontrollable spasms of the larynx.

The New York Times


BEHIND-THE-SCENESP PFACTS THE MOVIE WAS INSPIRED BY ROSEMARY'S BABY AND THE STEPFORD WIVES. GET OUT MIA FARROW ROSEMARY'S BABY THE WIVES OP STEPPORO Jordan Peele says that the entertaining way Get Out explores racial politics was inspired by the way those two movies tackled gender politics. CRACKED.COM

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESP PFACTS THE ARMITAGE FAMILY WASN'T ALWAYS PART OF THE MOVIE. GET OUT Peele says that when he first started developing the idea for the film, it was centered around a guy going to his girlfriend's high school reunion party. Rather than dealing with race, the movie was going to

The Ringer


BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS JORDAN PEELE THINKS RABBITS ARE SCARY. Us When asked about all the rabbits in Us, Peele revealed that although he isn't afraid of them, he thinks they're scary creatures. They're very cuddly but they also have a sociopathic expression, and they kind of look past you in a



BEHIND-THE-SCENESP FACTS JORDAN PEELE CAME CLOSE TO GIVING UP ON THE FILM. GET OUT The director says he gave up on writing the film about 20 times out of concern that it wouldn't work and that nobody would be willing to give him a chance to make it. CRACKED.COM



BEHIND-THE-SCENESP FACTS DANIEL KALUUYA GOT THE ROLE THANKS TO BLACK MIRROR. GET OUT Jordan Peele says that he first took notice of Kaluuya after seeing his performance on the show. Peele was then instantly sold on Kaluuya after the actor showcased his ability to cry on command during his audition.



BEHIND-THE-SCENESP FACTS RED'S MOVEMENTS ARE BASED ON COCKROACHES. Us Lupita Nyong'o says Jordan Peele used cockroaches to describe to her how Red should move in the film. They scuRY and it's so hard to hit them, but then at the same time they are SO still that they can often

The Hollywood Reporter


BEHIND-THE-SCENESP PFACTS THE 2008 PRIMARIES INSPIRED THE SCRIPT. N CN GET OUT Jordan Peele says that the 2008 Democratic primaries between Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton made him want to explore race and gender in terms of one another and sparked him to start writing the movie. CRACKED.COM

W Magazine


BEHIND-THE-SCENESp PFACTS JORDAN PEELE DIDN'T ALWAYS INTEND TO DIRECT. GET OUT A Peele says that he only decided to direct the film halfway through writing the script. He realized nobody else could quite achieve the very specific vision he had for the film. CRACKED.COM