Movies often take us to distant worlds, full of fantastic characters and scenarios that let us take a break from the hustle and bustle of the real life. And while we might suspend our disbelief and forget that there are real people acting behind the screen, the movie productions are very much real life to the cast and crew. And things do get real behind the scenes, from forgetting you are wearing robotic makeup and heading out for lunch, to catching nasty infections. It seems like the actors and the crew behind have seen it all throughout the years, and it’s nice to see some manage to have fun with it.
There are plenty of interesting stories from behind the scenes and Bored Panda has compiled a list of them. So check those facts out and don’t forget to vote for your favorites!
#1 Guardians Of The Galaxy
Chris Pratt apparently stole his Star-Lord costume from the set, for the sole purpose of having it available so he could show up in costume to visit sick children in the hospital, who might want to meet Star-Lord.
#2 The Theory Of Everything
In an e-mail to director James Marsh about the portrayal by Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Hawking said there were certain points when he thought he was watching himself. In addition to his copyrighted voice, Stephen Hawking also lent the filmmakers his Companion of Honour medal and his signed thesis to use as genuine props in the film.
NASA shows this film during their management training program. New managers are given the task of trying to spot as many errors as possible. At least one hundred sixty-eight have been found.
#4 Dallas Buyers Club
The film’s budget was so low that the makeup budget was $250. The film’s artists were able to work with that, and the film’s Makeup and Hairstyling won an Oscar.
#5 The Godfather
The cat held by Marlon Brando in the opening scene was a stray that Coppola found while on the lot at Paramount, and was not originally called for in the script. So content was the cat that its purring muffled some of Brando’s dialogue, and, as a result, most of his lines had to be looped.