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18 Details in Popular Movies That Are Hard to Believe

It’s always nice to rewatch good movies. But at the same time, discovering something new within them makes them twice as enjoyable. This is especially true when you uncover some secret tricks left by directors that have only become clear many years after your first viewing.

We at Bright Side found several fresh facts that can help you see well-known movies from a completely new perspective.

The guy behind the Groundhog Day festivities in Groundhog Day is played by Bill Murray’s brother, Brian Doyle-Murray.

In The Silence of the Lambs, the characters talking to Clarice usually look directly into the camera, right at the viewers.

This was probably done in order for the audience to associate themselves with the girl, rather than with her male colleagues.

Throughout nearly the entire movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Jack Sparrow is wearing a rubber hat.

According to the costume designer, Penny Rose, Johnny Depp kept losing his hats, which were initially made of leather, overboard. Since water and leather don’t mix, the hat needed to be made over and over again. At some point, she got tired of it and made the pirate’s hat from rubber. If the hat ended up in the water, it would stay floating and could be used again.

In one of the scenes in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, viewers can clearly see Karl Urban’s (Éomer) understudy.

This can be seen very clearly in the extended version, which was released on DVD.

In one of the scenes in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger is not saying his lines by heart — he’s reading the text from a piece of paper.

It was difficult for Arnold Schwarzenegger to remember Skynet’s story, which is why James Cameron printed out and attached the story on the windshield so that the actor could simply read it.

Liam Neeson agreed to act in A Million Ways to Die in the West because of an episode of Family Guy that made fun of the actor.

In his interview, the actor said that he remembers one episode from Family Guy very well. In it, the main character, Peter, says the following joke: “Imagine Liam Neeson being in a western. Haha! With that funny accent of his.” That’s why when the producer of the movie called the actor, he said, “I’ll do it on the condition that I do it in a very broad Irish accent.”

In order to play a blind man in Blade Runner 2049, Jared Leto had to become blind in real life.

Jared Leto is known for trying to get into character as much as possible. Thus, for his role in Blade Runner 2049, he wore non-transparent contact lenses that didn’t allow him to see anything. It helped him play a blind man as realistically as possible.

In Psycho, Marion’s accessories change from white to black after only one event.

Attentive cinema-lovers noticed that at the beginning of the movie, Marion is wearing white underwear and a white bag. After she steals $40,000, both her underwear and bag become black. This allegory shows that after having committed a bad deed, Marion denigrates her soul with theft and ceases to be innocent.

In Knives Out, the actress K Callan, who plays Wanetta, is actually around 6 years younger than Christopher Plummer who plays her son, Harlan.

The heist scene in Baby Driver was originally supposed to feature other masks.

The movie’s creators say that initially, they intended to use horrifying masks of Michael Myers (the killer from Halloween). But the studio failed to get permission to use them. However, they got permission to use Austin Powers’ “Mike Myers” masks, which is why the characters in the movie appear in these disguises.

If Hector and Achilles from Troy had a real fight, Brad Pitt’s character would lose.

Eric Bana and Brad Pitt didn’t use stunts while shooting the famous fighting scene between Hector and Achilles. They made a bet that whoever would miss a hit had to pay the opponent $50 for each light hit and $100 for each hard hit. Brad Pitt only managed to earn $200 while Eric Bana earned almost 4 times more, winning him a whopping $750.

In Casino Royale (2006), one of the poker players is played by actress Tsai Chin who was also Bond’s girlfriend in You Only Live Twice (1967).

Initially, Jim Carrey’s costume in The Mask was only going to have huge teeth in the silent scenes. But the actor learned to speak with the dentures in his mouth, thereby making his character even weirder.

One of the brightest scenes in The Lighthouse (2019) was filmed in just one take.

Willem Dafoe wasn’t blinking for almost 2 minutes, which made the frame look both mesmerizing and shocking at the same time.

Hugh Keays-Byrne, who played the main antagonist in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), was also the main villain in Mad Max (1979).

Marlon Brando acted in Superman and received a payment that today’s celebrities would envy.

It wasn’t just Arnold Schwarzenegger who used text aids during filming. In the old movie, Superman (from 1978), Marlon Brando, who was only in the frame for a mere 10 minutes, read his lines right off the diaper of the baby Superman. For this role, he charged the biggest fee of the entire crew: $3.7 million.

In the Twilight Saga, the character of Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen) carries a bag of eggs with him everywhere.

12 years after the release of Twilight, attentive viewers noticed one very curious and strange detail in the movie. Kellan Lutz’s character, Emmett Cullen, always carries a bag with eggs with him to school. Why? Internet users had many hot debates over this fact and came to the conclusion that the character needed boiled eggs for keeping fit. After all, a guy with such an athletic physique should definitely eat a lot of protein.

Are you aware of any other curious details regarding the shooting process of world-famous movies?

Preview photo credit Twilight / Goldcrest Pictures
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