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Let's say you like to impress your friends and family with movie facts or some interesting trivia, like how before was officially cast as The Joker in this year's , Ryan Gosling (The Notebook, Drive) was also considered for the role, but turned it down because he "didn't wan't to sign on for a multi-picture deal." Or that the first animated picture to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture was Disney's Beauty and the Beast in 1991. Either way, movie trivia is fun.

Below are seven movie facts I guarantee you didn't know — or your money back!**

(**I don't actually have money to give you, so if you did actually know one of these...please don't ask for money.)

1. The Big Lebowski (1998)

  • You probably knew that:

One of Jeff Bridges' best and most memorable roles comes from The Big Lebowski, directed by the Coen brothers. It starred other greats like John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

  • But I bet you didn't know that:

The word "dude" is used approximately 161 times in the movie: 160 times spoken, and once in text (in the credits for Gutterballs, the second dream sequence).

2. Fight Club (1999)

  • You probably knew that:

Fight Club is deemed one of the greatest mind-blowing movies of all time, and that it starred Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Jared Leto, and actress Helena Bonham Carter with directing.

  • But I bet you didn't know that:

During filming, Brad Pitt chipped his tooth. But he refused to get it capped until after filming was finished as he thought it would look better chipped for his character. He probably talked about Fight Club...

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

  • You probably knew that:

2006's Dead Man's Chest follows Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) as he tries to run from Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), who has come looking to collect a blood debt.

  • But I bet you didn't know that:

Toward the end of the movie, during Elizabeth Swann's (Keira Knightley) kissing scene with Jack Sparrow, the surprised reaction on Will Turner's (Orlando Bloom) face is genuine. The filmmakers had taken it out of Bloom's script because they wanted a real surprised reaction from him.

4. Pulp Fiction (1994)

  • You probably knew that:

Quentin Tarantino's seventh movie starred John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman, and others. And while the film focuses on two hitmen, Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), the story is interwoven with other character's stories.

  • But I bet you didn't know that:

What you might not have known is that, every. single. clock. in the movie is set to the time 4:20.

  • Bonus trivia (because there's always room for Sam Jackson):

Samuel L. Jackson used to have a slight stuttering problem, so he would use the word "motherf--ker" to help overcome it. So that's why he says it so many times in his movies!

5. Titanic (1997)

  • You probably knew that:

James Cameron's romance epic is the fourth highest-grossing movie to date with a whopping $2,516,000,000 at the worldwide box office, and that it earned eleven Academy Awards at the 1998 Oscars.

  • But I bet you didn't know that:

During the famous scene where 's Jack draws Kate Winslet's Rose in the nude, it isn't actually Leonardo drawing her (or pretending to), like most of us thought. The sketch was actually drawn by James Cameron himself! The hands we see doing the sketch are really his, and he's also responsible for all the other sketches in Jack's sketchbook, as well.

6. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

  • You probably knew that:

Terminator 2 is set eleven years after the first Terminator film, and finds the T-800 protecting the young John Connor, who's being targeted by the shape-shifting T-1000.

  • But I bet you didn't know that:

Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid approximately $21,429 for every one of the 700 words he said in the film.

7. Suicide Squad (2016)

  • You probably knew that:

The movie didn't do so well amongst critics this year, but the film did include great performances - especially Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.

  • But you probably didn't know that:

Before Ms. Robbie was officially cast as Harley, actresses Emma Roberts, Lily Collins, Emma Watson, Amanda Seyfried, Imogen Poots, Zooey Deschanel, Rooney Mara, Sara Paxton, Olivia Wilde, Emily Browning, Alison Brie, Evan Rachel Wood, Olivia Thirlby, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead were all considered for the role.

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So what do you think? Are there any movie facts/trivia you know? Tell me all things in the comments section below!


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