It seems like Steven Spielberg has made 1,500 movies. He's definitely affected a lot of people with his work. Except maybe Ready Player One, that wasn't so good, but hey, they all can't be gems. For every one of those there’s a bunch that are forever burned on our brains: ET, Raiders, Schindler’s List. It goes on and on…

With such a vast and voluminous output, there's definitely tons of cool stuff in the movies you might not know about and for sure behind the scenes nuggets that are a welcome addition to anybody's movie trivia hard drive. 

For instance, filming Jaws might seem like it would be a scary project to be a part of but it turns out most of the extras had an absolute blast filming the beach scenes. So much so that they caused issues for the production. More on that and 30 other Easter eggs and behind-the-scenes facts about iconic Spielberg films:

They used cayenne pepper for the plane fight in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Spielberg didn't want blood splashing around when Marion shoots the truckload of Nazis who arrive at the end, so he asked for a sort of mist, a dust feel. The only thing they could get for that on short notice was cayenne pepper, which meant everyone was coughing and sneezing. CRACKED.COM

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Sean Connery gets shot with James Bond's gun. When Walter Donovan shoots Indy's dad, he uses Bond's signature handgun- a Walther PPK. (Also, Donovan is played by Julian Glover, who was a Bond villain in For Your Eyes Only). CRACKED.COM

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Sound designer Gary Rydstrom asked a friend to contribute to the raptor's voice in Jurassic Park. His friend showed up at the studio, and Rydstrom asked You make any weird sounds? The friend did make a sound with his throat, and Rydstrom spliced it with the sounds of African cranes, tortoises, horses to make the velociraptor's call. CRACKED.COM

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31 Easter Eggs And Behind-The-Scenes Facts about Spielberg Films

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The paint for the Jaws shark had to be shipped across the country. It was special paint that would self-destruct three weeks after it was made, so they had to get regular shipments of it from California, in the same Universal Studios pouch that studio execs set their notes in. CRACKED.COM

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