A Roundup Of Surprising, Little-Known 'Die Hard' Facts

You might consider Die Hard a Christmas classic, but Bruce Willis begs to differ -- it’s about him, and him only. And that’s not remotely the weirdest thing we’ve found for this roundup. For example ...

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A Roundup Of Surprising, Little-Known Die Hard Facts - They kept characters alive based on how well their actors did. Source: SlashFilm

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They put in the subplots just because Bruce Willis wasn't around. Willis Source: SlashFilm

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They used lighting tricks to make the interior more interestingSource: SlashFilm

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A Roundup Of Surprising, Little-Known Die Hard Facts - The scene where Gruber fakes an American accent came from goofing around Source: SlashFilm

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A Roundup Of Surprising, Little-Known Die Hard Facts - The pitch got approved in an odd way. That was screenwriter Jeb Source: Variety

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A Roundup Of Surprising, Little-Known Die Hard Facts - A big part of the inspiration came from a near-accident. While he was workingSource: Maxim

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A Roundup Of Surprising, Little-Known Die Hard Facts - The movie made shooting with a handheld camera much more popular. Source: SlashFilm

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A Roundup Of Surprising, Little-Known Die Hard Facts - Die Hard ensured Reginald VelJohnson got cast Source: SlashFilm

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A Roundup Of Surprising, Little-Known Die Hard Facts - John Mcclane's frustration was based on what screenwriter Jeb Stuart's friends Source: Variety

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A Roundup Of Surprising, Little-Known Die Hard Facts - Yippee-ki-yay, motherf er comes from an old Western TV show. On The RoySource: Mel Magazine

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A Roundup Of Surprising, Little-Known Die Hard Facts - The advice to curl your feet to avoid jet lag comes from screenwriter Jeb Source: Variety

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A Roundup Of Surprising, Little-Known Die Hard Facts - They somehow had to keep the set quiet until 5 PM. The building where Die Source: Entertainment Weekly

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A Roundup Of Surprising, Little-Known Die Hard Facts - The source novel has a much bleaker ending.Source: Maxim

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A Roundup Of Surprising, Little-Known Die Hard Facts - Bruce Willis doesn't think Die Hard is a Christmas movie. He says it's a goddamn Source: Washington Post

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A Roundup Of Surprising, Little-Known Die Hard Facts - They really fired rocket launchers at cars. And the explosions really Source: SlashFilm

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