Understatement time: movies are hard to make. Every movie from The Godfather II to Joe Dirt 2 is the result of years and years of tireless hard work from artists, craftsmen, teamsters, executives and advertisers-- all working in high pressure situations with tight deadlines, huge egos and insane amounts of money at play. Like GDP of a small island nation amount of money.
Odds are behind every movie, there's an absolutely insane story of inappropriate behavior, blatant disregard for safety regulations and famous people trying to murder each other. This week on the podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by Cracked's Daniel O'Brien and Tom Reimann, comedian Jamie Loftus and writer Dave Schilling (The Guardian, Bleacher Report, Vice) to cover 17 movies with absolutely batsh*t behind the scenes stories, like basically every late-period Marlon Brando movie, the screwball comedy that shot an iconic scene on 9/11 and the backstage antics that led a very famous actor to punch James Cameron in the face.
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Also, make sure to stay tuned to the Cracked Podcast feed for part two of "Looking the Part," the special three-part miniseries in which Soren Bowie and Daniel O'Brien are dissecting movie make-up and costumes to show that a character's appearance is the biggest spoiler of them all. Check out part one HERE.
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Deadspin was a good website.
Watch out fictional ladies: your number of boobs might be telegraphing your morality.
Yee-ha! Giddyup! Westerns used to feature singing cowboys and Soviet uranium!