18 Cool Hidden Movie Facts To Chat Up With Someone About

How often have you found yourself in a scenario when you badly want to chat to someone but are at a loss for what to say?
The film industry enjoys including a few subtle features for viewers to notice. They frequently have a stronger link to the story than we realize. It's fascinating to learn how much thought goes into each and every detail. And who knows, maybe the person you want to talk to might be interested in those facts as well!
If you're a movie buff like me, try discussing some of these strange movie facts the next time you're in an awkward position and want to break the ice with someone next to you.
Here are 18 new movie facts that even the most devoted moviegoers are unaware of:

#1 In one of the scenes from Skyfall (2012), a man was shown a stolen painting called ‘Woman With A Fan’ by Amadeo Modigliani. It’s a genuine painting stolen in 2010 and is yet to be discovered

Source: Skyfall

#2 In the film Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981), there are no signs of Israel on the map next to Jordan. Instead, it’s Palestine as Israel wasn’t declared a state until 1948.

Source: Raiders Of The Lost Ark

#3 If you closely at the dollar bills in Toy Story 2 (2000), you can spot Steve Job’s face on them

Source: Toy Story 2

#4 In Disney’s Emperor’s New Groove (2000), Baby Kuzco has many toy animals in his cot like a parrot, whale, and Llama. Later in the movie, these are the same animals he turns into.

Source: Emperor's New Groove

#5 While filming the vault scene in Mission: Impossible (1996), Tom Cruise’s head would keep hitting the floor every time he attempted to hover inches above it. To maintain balance, Tom filled his shoes with English pound coins.

Source: Mission: Impossible

#6 Pete Davidson paid tribute to his father in the final shot of The King Of Staten Island (2020) by looking in the direction of the twin towers

Source: The King Of Staten Island

#7 The club in The Matrix (1999), where Neo meets Trinity is a real BDSM club in Sydney. All the extras in the background were patrons of the club who wore their own gear

Source: The Matrix

#8 The film Spirited Away is filled with such great details that even sounds created by the family’s Audi A4 1.8t while driving were recorded from an actual Audi A4 1.8t

Source: Spirited Away

#9 The dude who tries to “push” on a “pull” door and gets eaten by a T-Rex in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) was actually the film’s screenwriter. He was listed as “Unlucky Bastard” in the credits.

Source: The Lost World: Jurassic Park

#10 In the film Goodfellas (1990), Robert De Niro didn’t like the feel of fake money on his hand and hence insisted on using real money. The prop master then withdrew several thousands of dollars for this scene from his account and wouldn’t let anyone leave the sets until all his money was returned

Source: Goodfellas

#11 The identical twins you saw in The Truman Show (1998) were played by some police officers who were working on the set as security guards.

Source: The Truman Show

#12 The reason why Joker in The Dark Knight (2008) constantly kept licking his lips is that the prosthetic scars that Heath Ledger wore kept falling off. Heath would lick his lips to keep them in place which eventually became a part of his character

Source: The Dark Knight

#13 Bison are known to have poor eyesight. The makers of Zootopia (2016) cleverly made Chief Bogo wear eyeglasses when he tried to read documents.

Source: Zootopia

#14 If you look closely, you can spot Merida and her mother hidden in the logo of the movie Brave (2012). Look at the top left of E and B

Source: Brave

#15 The appearance of Maui in Disney’s Moana was partly inspired by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s grandfather Peter Maivia, who was a Samoan-American wrestler

Source: Moana

#16 The drawing that Anastasia hands over to her grandmother in the movie Anastasia (1997) is based on a painting created in 1914 by the actual Princess Anastasia

Source: Anastasia

#17 The drawing that Anastasia hands over to her grandmother in the movie and the rebel soldiers you saw in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) were played by Mark Hamill’s children namely Nathan Hamill, Chelsea Hamill, And Griffin Hamillstasia. It is based on a painting created in 1914 by the actual Princess Anastasia

Source: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

#18 In the post-credits scene of Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011), the makers confirm that no Penguins were harmed in the film’s production. However, Jim Carrey was not so fortunate…

Source: Mr. Popper’s Penguins

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