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As a movie buff, it takes a pretty obscure and amazing fact to catch me off guard - especially if we're talking Classics of Cinema - but it happens occasionally...

Here are some lesser-known facts about some of the best known movies of all time. Test your knowledge!


The Wizard of Oz (1939)

While looking for an old coat for The Wizard to wear, a costume assistant purchased one from a thrift shop. When the actor put on the coat he turned the pocket inside out and written on the inside was the name L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz books! Baum's widow confirmed that the coat did in fact belong to her husband.


Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

One of the asteroids in Episode V is actually a potato, while another is a shoe! Hmmm, maybe the line should have been 'that's no's a space potato' ?!

Another interesting Star Wars fact is that the actor who played Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy is Ewan McGregor's uncle. Ewan went on to play Obi-Wan in the prequel trilogy! I guess they kept it in the family?!


Titanic (1997)

The film Titanic cost more than the boat 'Titanic'. Adjusted for 1997 the boat cost $120 - $150 million while the movie cost $200 million.


Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

The first scene where the audience sees Willy Wonka (when he walks out of the factory with a fake limp) was also the first time any of the cast had met Gene Wilder.

They did the same for the scene when the children walk into the room of sweets. Their reactions were the actual, genuine reactions of kids being let loose in a room made of candy!


Stand By Me (1986)

In one of the filming locations a Renaissance Fair was being held and the cast and crew attended and bought some cookies. As it turns out, the cookies were pot cookies and the crew found Jerry O'Connell crying and high on the cookies somewhere in the park two hours later! Oops!


The Godfather (1972)

The famous scene where Don Vito pets a cat was never in the script. In true cat-fashion a stray just wandered on set during filming. Marlon Brando picked it up and started petting it and it was kept in the film!


Jurassic Park (1993)

During the famous kitchen scene, as the Raptors enter the room one of the animatronic models wobbles slightly and you can see a technicians hand reach out and steady it!


Pulp Fiction (1994)

During the scene when Vincent and Mia are eating at Jack Rabbit Slims ($5 shakes!) she talks about her acting experience in a failed pilot for the show Force Fox Five.

There was a blonde one...she was the leader. A Japanese one, a black one, a French one and a brunette one, me. We all had special skills...a photographic memory, the Japanese fox was a kung fu master, the black girl was a demolition expert, the French fox' specialty was sex...The character I played...was the deadliest woman in the world with a knife.

That's the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad from Kill Bill!


I don't know about you, but some of those facts have simply blown my mind!


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