Fun facts. .. In this scene, Heath Ledger had to improvise because the charges rigged to explode had some glitches, which delayed the explosion. His reaction when the hospita
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#8 - apocalypticburrito (05/28/2013) [-]
The reaction from the crew in Alien was real   
as no one had told them what was going to happen
The reaction from the crew in Alien was real
as no one had told them what was going to happen
User avatar #90 to #8 - thomasman (05/29/2013) [-]
wtf did anyone else flag this 2 edgy 4 me
#143 to #8 - phanteon (05/29/2013) [-]
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#41 to #8 - harbingerwolf (05/28/2013) [-]
**harbingerwolf rolls 51**
**harbingerwolf rolls 51**
User avatar #42 to #41 - harbingerwolf (05/28/2013) [-]
Well **** , i just wanted an excuse to use that gif
User avatar #47 to #8 - bothemastaofall (05/28/2013) [-]
I feel like the guy on the table knew
#23 - iFail (05/28/2013) [-]
The "chest wax" scene from the 40 Year Old Virgin was completely real.
Steve Carrell had told the director beforehand; "It has to be real. It won't be as funny if it's mocked up or if it's special effect. You have to see that this is really happening."

Five cameras were used because of this, as it meant that the scene had to be done in one shot.
#103 to #23 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
so Steve Carrell is really that much of a fuzz-ball?
User avatar #199 to #103 - iFail (05/29/2013) [-]
I think maybe some fake hair was added, but it was waxed off along with his real hair.
However, I could be wrong, there's a good chance he is actually that hairy.
#52 - TheSammixQueen (05/28/2013) [-]
The "Nightmare on Elm Street" one is based off of a small town in upstate New York called Potsdam. A teenage boy lived there with his father in the mid-70's, and after a fight, killed him with a knife. The boy then went missing for 3 days. They finally caught him, and I believe he's still in prison.

The movie wasn't based on the actual story, just the fast that horrifying things like that can happen in small, idyllic towns. They did keep the street name, though.

How do I know this? My grandparents live one street over from Elm Street. My uncle was that boy's best friend. The cops caught him trying to break into my grandparent's house to visit my uncle.

MFW I was a kid visiting my grandparents and heard that story.
User avatar #178 to #52 - spartusee (05/29/2013) [-]
My dad grew up in Mt. Rainier Maryland, where "the Exorcist" happened in real life. The preach who performed the exorcist preached at the church my dad went to. They had to move the church to Rome to escape the media.

Whether he was possessed or not this kid went full ape **** .
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exorcism_of_Roland_Doe#Investigations_and_explanations
User avatar #61 to #52 - DiabloStrawhat (05/28/2013) [-]
I will automatically ignore anyone who claims your story is fake.
User avatar #74 to #52 - IloveWAFFLES (05/28/2013) [-]
Its also based on SUND(Sudden unexpected nocturnal death syndrome) which can happen if you have a nightmare and get scared you die from the shock.
#54 to #52 - giygasman (05/28/2013) [-]
That is ******* cool.
#63 to #52 - marioauditore (05/28/2013) [-]
It's you! I finally found you! Wake up! Now! He is coming for you!
#51 - thewaronbeingcool (05/28/2013) [-]
Leo DiCaprio accidentally cut his hand on broken glass when he slammed his fist on the table, but continued with the scene.

He can be seen picking broken glass from his bloody hand for the duration of the scene, and Kerry Washington's look of horror as he smears blood on her face was from genuine shock.
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User avatar #58 to #51 - shishiko **User deleted account** (05/28/2013) [-]
which film are you talking about...?
User avatar #59 to #58 - thewaronbeingcool (05/28/2013) [-]
Django Unchained.
#60 to #59 - shishiko **User deleted account** (05/28/2013) [-]
Still need to get around to that.   
   
Thanks.
Still need to get around to that.

Thanks.
User avatar #130 to #51 - moscardino (05/29/2013) [-]
How awkward would the conversation afterward be, "yeah, sorry i smeared my blood across your face, but i REALLY want an oscar..."
#22 - physicsdude (05/28/2013) [-]
"a nightmare on elm street was loosely based on real events".
Meaning there's a street called elm street?
User avatar #70 to #22 - eminempackerfan (05/28/2013) [-]
Actually i live very close to an Elm Street and theirs a house on it that looks similar to the one in the movie
#113 to #22 - volcanicxlegend (05/29/2013) [-]
i have a street in new york called elm street with a creepy abandoned house on the dead end corner
#155 to #22 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
my half sister used to live on an elm street, and her grandpa (not mine) was named Krueger...
#39 - EmulateSnes (05/28/2013) [-]
when Pippin and Merry are in the Tent the "Yelp" you hear is from one of them because they were not told the firework was actually going to launch.
#33 - thetrojansbroke (05/28/2013) [-]
Actually in iron man they made "jarvis" into a computer system cause they did not want people to think they were taking the butler idea from bat man. Yes Jarvis in the comic is a person not a computer system.
#124 to #33 - hillbillypowpow (05/29/2013) [-]
Eventually Jarvis died and Tony made the computer system and named it J.A.R.V.I.S.
#156 to #124 - perfide (05/29/2013) [-]
Spoiler alert, dude!
#117 - software (05/29/2013) [-]
Travolta's reaction in this scene is real, he accidentally shot marvin in the face for real and this lead to some drastic script changes
Travolta's reaction in this scene is real, he accidentally shot marvin in the face for real and this lead to some drastic script changes
#11 - eclecticparadigm **User deleted account** (05/28/2013) [-]
In this scene, Heath Ledger had to improvise because the charges rigged to explode had some glitches, which delayed the explosion. His reaction when the hospital exploded was real.
User avatar #99 to #11 - buckeyeboomerang (05/29/2013) [-]
They also only had the one take to do it in, couldn't blow up a different hospital. Without the improv this part of the movie would have had to been cut/done with special effects
#142 to #11 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
no, dinosaurs were sent from the heavens to invade earth realm and find out why kids love the taste of cinnamon toast crunch
#129 to #11 - hektoroftroy (05/29/2013) [-]
here have this
here have this
User avatar #18 to #11 - flybager (05/28/2013) [-]
It wasn't real, it was improvised by the actor himself
Because he was awesome like that
#65 to #18 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
it was not improvised, that was planned [url deleted]
#24 to #11 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
No, the explosion was scripted to be delayed, his actions in between his button pressing and the explosion is what was improved.
#37 to #24 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
This is true.
#4 - karmakoala (05/28/2013) [-]
{Citation needed}
{Citation needed}
#93 - fantomen (05/29/2013) [-]
The entire scene in Full Metal Jacket where Ermy yells at the Cadettes is unscripted.
User avatar #110 to #93 - secretdestroyers (05/29/2013) [-]
Wasn't even supposed to be him playing Hartman, he was just a consultant given his past as a Marine. But, I guess the original guy kept ******* it up, so Ermy just kinda took over!
#158 to #110 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
Actually, Ermey asked Stanley Kubric if he could audition for the role of Sgt Hartman, but Kubric believed he was too "soft" to play the character. After that, Ermey recorded himself imrpovising insults towards a group of Royal Marines, while being attacked by people throwing tennis balls and oranges at him. Despite that, he acted as if there was nothing going on, never flinched and he never repeated himself either. They say he came up with over a hundred pages of insults for the movie.
#77 - beefkakes (05/28/2013) [-]
The I got a jar of dirt scene was unscripted. Johnny Depp just went with it so the actors reactions are actually their real reaction to him doing it.
The I got a jar of dirt scene was unscripted. Johnny Depp just went with it so the actors reactions are actually their real reaction to him doing it.
#170 to #77 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
not true. google the official script. its in there.
#21 - insanepyromania (05/28/2013) [-]
What's even more fun about the Inception one, is that Marion Cotillard who played Mal in Inception, also played Édith Piaf (the singer mentioned in the Inception fact), in the movie La Vie en Rose.
#96 - buckeyeboomerang (05/29/2013) [-]
unscripted
#104 to #96 - kiermatv (05/29/2013) [-]
It was originally "I don't Care"   
But Clark Gable had Turrets
It was originally "I don't Care"
But Clark Gable had Turrets
User avatar #10 - fjusernumberone (05/28/2013) [-]
The one about Monty Python can't be true. There were horses later on in the movie where the reporter gets killed by a knight riding by.
#97 to #10 - rollinquads (05/29/2013) [-]
It is true. Because they would have needed the horses for the entire length of the movie rather than that one scene.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_python_and_the_holy_grail

at bottom of "Production"
User avatar #13 to #10 - kamusioso (05/28/2013) [-]
I think they could only afford one
User avatar #15 to #13 - fjusernumberone (05/28/2013) [-]
But it wasn't just one. There were a lot of them...or at least that's what I remember. I may be wrong.
#44 to #15 - lankyman (05/28/2013) [-]
They really couldn't afford horses on sets and in fact there are none
Neither could they afford real chain mail, what they wear is just shiny wool
The same castles around Scotland, particularly Doune Castle, were used for several shots to save money.

I would like to say I know this because I study at Stirling University where the students made up the army during the final scenes, but I just read Wikipedia :3
User avatar #55 to #44 - fjusernumberone (05/28/2013) [-]
Sounds legit. remember, they can't put anything on internet that isn't true
User avatar #66 to #55 - potatos (05/28/2013) [-]
Everything he's told you is true.
Monty Python never had much money for any of their films.
There are several interviews around the internet where the members of Monty Python themselves are stating this.
User avatar #160 to #66 - jaggedherp (05/29/2013) [-]
They actually think The Quest for the Holy Grail is one of their worse movies. It was one of the more low budget ones as well.
#25 to #15 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
there was just one. ;)
#144 - ireallyhateorphans (05/29/2013) [-]
Sorry to be that guy, but the real story is actually cooler than the fact listed. All of the characters in Alien were written so to be played by either gender. They were careful not to add any kind of gender-specific details to the script until all the casting was done, and they asked casting directors to cast ANYONE who had the acting abilities, regardless of what they looked like.
#12 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
I always found it interesting that J.A.R.V.I.S. is so similar to Jarvik, the last name of the doctor who invented the artificial heart, and Tony Stark is kept alive by a device implanted in his chest (much like said aforementioned heart)
#19 to #12 - Hightower (05/28/2013) [-]
Or, and this is just a guess here, but his AI could be called JARVIS because it acts like his butler, and in the comics, he had a butler named Jarvis. Just a guess.
#91 to #19 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
I believe anon was just trying to point out an interesting coincidence. Just a guess.
#201 to #91 - Hightower (05/30/2013) [-]
Except the Jarvik heart was first used in the early 80's, and Jarvis the Butler was in Iron man in the 60's, so unless marvel has some time travelers on staff, I don't think one had anything to do with the other.
User avatar #141 - rel (05/29/2013) [-]
In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Tim the Enchanter's name was supposed to be something long and complicated, but John Cleese forgot it and just said, "They call me...Tim."
Graham Chapman went with it, "Greetings, Tim the Enchanter!"
It was so great, that's the final cut that made it into the movie.
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#136 to #120 - ladyepic (05/29/2013) [-]
Based on an actual disease/ phenomenon loosely.
User avatar #139 to #120 - caesarslegion (05/29/2013) [-]
pedofiles exist.
User avatar #145 to #139 - goldenslumbers (05/29/2013) [-]
>pedofiles exist,
>pedofiles
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