Actors naturally hog most of the limelight when it comes to movies. After all, they're the ones making all the money and pooping in gold-plated toilets. That's the nature of the game - we think of them as stars, not as creative forces. That's usually reserved for directors and screenwriters. Never mind the producers, nobody knows what they do.

But every once in a while actors get off those gold toilets and actually bring something more than their pretty mugs to the party. They actually contribute in meaningful creative ways. It's just that we often don't hear about it. But that's where we come in here at Cracked: unearthing gems like these that change the way you think about movies. 

Example: for Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum convinced Spielberg to have Ian Malcolm distract the T-Rex to save the kids – that wasn't Spielberg's own idea. Here’s the full story, plus 14 others:

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