18 Lies That Launched Beloved Pop Culture

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Sometimes being a visionary means you follow some elusive muse on a spiritual journey that results in some incredible creation. But sometimes (and sometimes at the same time) it means using any means necessary to make sure your creation sees the light of day. Even if it means lying.

Following are some examples of creative people who used outright deceit and trickery to make sure their work got made.

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In order to avoid orice-gouging, fans, and journalists, Lucasfilm convinced everybody they were shootinga a cRauns horror film called Blue Harvest...

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The filming of 2016's Blair Witch was SO hush-hush, the studio gave almost all of the cast and crew a fake name for the movie. BLAIR WITCH THERE'S SOM

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CRACKED.COM Laurence Fishburne lied about his age to secure his casting in this epic film. He said he was 16 to get the part of a 17 year old. Aocdiyp

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18 Lies That Launched Beloved Pop Culture

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rd-winner Betty Thomas owes herdirwinner debut to a lie. uy The Second AKE city N CANCER TOGETHER She told a Variety reporter she would be directing a

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COMMODORE HAD MISTAKEN PETER MOLY NEUX'S COMPANY TORUS FOR THE NETWORKING COMPANY TAURUS. HE DIDN'T CORRECT THEM AND ACCEPTED 10 FREE COMPUTERS TO DO

PUBLISHERS IN 2003 WEREN'T INTERESTED IN A COMIC BOOK SERIES ABOUT ZOMBIES. ROBERT KIRKIAN So creator Robert Kirkman told them The Walking Dead was ab

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In order to get a role in Bohemian Rhapsody, Ben Hardy said he was a drummer. He was not. Hardy knew nothing about the instrument before he signed on

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If Tyler Perry had known Gone Girl was based on a book, with fans who wanted it adapted their way, he'd have turned it down. His agent, who knew about

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CRACKED COM Werner Herzog forged official documents so he could film in a Peruvian military restricated area. It worked and he made the award-winning

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To get funding for ANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL Matt Stone and Trey Parker shot a three-minute preview, complete with costumes and songs, and, as Parker says,

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Tom Six deliberately left out a huge detail when he pitched The Human Centipede First Sequence). SIAMESE TUPLET In order to get investors on board for

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How did Ali G Sacha TO Baron Cohen manage to convince prominent figures to do an interview with him in Da Ali G show? He invented an official produc

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According to Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi, in 1987 CBS executives refused to grant Ralph Bakshi and him a contract unless they had the fights

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In his Die Hard fall, Alan Rickman was supposed to get dropped on the count of three. They dropped him before three, to get a look of pure shock. CRAC

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In order to get the classic 1971 film Harold and Maude made, producer Robert Evans lied to the executives and didn't tell them that the movie's romanc

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Sony really didn't like the idea of actors playing themselves in THIS IS THE END. So Seth Rogen lied and assured Sony they would shoot the movie in a

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NDAO Barry Sonnenfeld misled Chris O'Donnell to get Will Smith cast in Men in Black. The producers wanted O'Donnell to play Agent j, and asked Sonnenf