15 Now-You-Know Movie Facts To Feast On

15 Now-You-Know Movie Facts To Feast On

Cinema has been with every single Cracked reader’s entire life. Can you imagine how all-encompassing that is? There are more movies than years you’ve been alive, or years you’ll ever be alive. Whether it’s in the theater, on television, on your laptop, or on your phone, you cannot escape them.

So you might as well get to know them. After all, it’d be embarrassing to call yourself a person without some bits of random movie knowledge. You don’t want to be seen as a pretentious fool who reads books inside bars (not that there’s anything wrong with that, but if you do that, how?).

Let us help you on your journey to better movie knowledge. You never know when you’ll have to prove if you are a person with a soul or not, so you should be prepared. Take a look at some movie facts for you to tastily consume, lest your humanity be questioned.

The Penguin and the Monkey

CRACKED.COM Batman Returns Danny Devito got bitten by a monkey. The monkey was trained to deliver a letter to the Penguin, but instead leapt at him and bit him on the crotch. Fortunately for DeVito, the Penguin costume had extra padding in the area.

Source: Mashable

Cursing Kids

south Park: Bigger, Longer, and uncut Exactly 399 curse words are uttered during the movie. Trey Parker and Matt Stone wanted to make their R-rating worth their while. They topped off their swearing count at 399 because 400 would have given the movie an NC-17 rating. CAKES Dinhig CHOCO CRACKED.COM

Source: Moviefone

Generous Tom Hanks

CRACKED.COM Forrest Gump Tom Hanks paid to get the movie finished. When the production was running out of money, Hanks (who really believed in the project) decided to pay for it in exchange for a larger percentage of the box office. It paid off, as he got $65 million in profit.

Source: IndieWire

Gene Kelly's Sick Dance Moves

CRACKED.COM singin' in the Rain Gene Kelly shot that iconic scene with a 103-degree temperature. Despite being sick, Kelly convinced the director not to send him home without doing at least one take. That was all that was needed.

Source: Time

Kidnapped Hairdresser

TODO Romeo + Juliet The hairdresser was kidnapped. Hair stylist Aldo Signoretti was kidnapped and held for ransom. Makeup artist Maurizio Silvi paid the ransom outside a hotel, and the kidnappers threw Signoretti out of the car, breaking his leg in the process. The total ransom amount? $300. CRACKED.COM

Source: Screen Rant

Stop-Motion Nightmare

CRACKED.COM The Nightmare Before christmas Each minute of movie took around one week to film. Since each second of film consists of 24 frames, each character had to be posed 24 times per a single second of footage. This is why this holiday classic took over three years to complete.

Source: BuzzFeed

Makeup Budget

CRACKED.COM ... Dallas Buyers club The makeup budget was $250. The makeup to transform Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey into AIDS patients was less than the cost of a modern video game console. The movie was nominated for an Oscar in makeup and hair styling.

Source: Vanity Fair

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