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10 Movie Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

10 Movie Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

What's happening behind the camera is even more interesting.

The world of movies is like a world of magic. There are valuable tricks and secrets behind the camera that only a few people know, which is a pity because this behind-the-scenes information can actually make our movie experience a whole lot better. 

Here are 10 mind-blowing movie facts that will change the way you look at them. 

Up

1. There Are 10,297 Balloons in 'Up'

The animators of 'Up' actually created every single one of the balloons that flew up old Carl Fredricksen's house in the air. There were 10,297 balloons in total, each one painstakingly drawn instead of being copied.

"The entire canopy is filled with balloons. We didn't just simulate the outer shell," the film's effects artist, Jon Reisch, told Tech Radar. 

Jaws

2. Jaws' Most Famous Line Was An Ad Lib

Jaw's most famous line, "You're gonna need a bigger boat," was not on the official script. In fact, it was a joke. Roy Scheider said the statement throughout filming because the producers chose a boat that is too small to hold the filming equipment. Nonetheless, the statement ended in the final cut and went out to be the most famous quote of the film.

Ed Gein

 3. Hannibal Lecter, Norman Bates, and Leatherface Were Inspired By The Same Serial Killer 

The notorious serial killer Ed Gein was so horrifying that he ends up inspiring three gigantic horror movie franchises. Edward Theodore Gein was from Plainfield, Wisconsin. He was convicted of murder, and he exhumed corpses. When he was finally caught, the police discovered masks and lampshades made from human skin in his place. 

George_Lucas_And Indiana

4. Chewbacca is Inspired By George Lucas' Dog

The creator of 'Star Wars' had a 130 pound Alaskan Malamute named Indiana when he was writing Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. 

"A very sweet dog, she would always sit next to me when I was writing. And when I'd drive around, she'd sit in the front seat," Lucas said about pooch. 

Indiana had very long hair and was bigger than a human. Lucas's love for her inspired the creation of one of the most adored characters in film history.

Mulan

5. 'Mulan' Is The Least Profitable Film Of All Time

'Mulan' currently holds the top spot for the least profitable film of all time. The 2020 Disney film hit a lot of setbacks due to the Coronavirus pandemic and was delayed multiple times. It eventually landed on Disney+ for a premium fee and released theatrically on other territories where the streaming service isn't available. 'Mulan' also faced backlash due to the lead actress's controversial political statements, which resulted in petitions to boycott the film. 'Mulan' only earned $53,393,748 against a $200,000,000 budget, leaving a negative $146,606,252 in profit. 

Neo-Matrix-4

6. The Codes In 'The Matrix' Is A Sushi Recipe

The mysterious green codes you see in 'The Matrix' are not complicated and fancy computer codes. In fact, they were symbols from a sushi cookbook. 

"I like to tell everybody that The Matrix's code is made out of Japanese sushi recipes," says Simon Whiteley, creator of 'The Matrix' code. 

Titanic

7. James Cameron Drew The Charcoal Portrait of Naked Kate Winslet

Leonardo DiCaprio was not the one who drew the nude portrait of Kate Winslet in 'Titanic.' The film's creator and director, James Cameron, actually created the topless sketch. It goes to show that drawing is just one of Cameron's many talents. 

I Am Legend

8. Will Smith Begged To Adopt The Dog Who Starred With Him On 'I Am Legend.'

Will Smith grew very close to Abbey, the canine who starred with him in the post-apocalyptic action thriller, 'I Am Legend.' The actor loved her so much that he pleaded with her owners to have her.

“I was begging him,” Smith said in an interview. “I was like, ‘Please let me have Abbey. Please, please, please let me have her.’ But you know, she has her own family now, so it was just another one of those fleeting Hollywood romances.”

Django Unchained

9. Leonardo DiCaprio's Hands Were Really Bleeding In 'Django Unchained'

In one scene in 'Django Unchained,' Leonardo DiCaprio smashed his hands on the dining table and mistakenly broke a small glass with his palm. His hand started bleeding, but he continued to remain in character, like the true professional actor that he is. Everyone in the room was impressed and gave him a standing audition. 

Henry Cavill

10. Henry Cavill Refused Steroids For 'Man Of Steel'

Henry Cavill refused to take steroids while preparing his physique to play the superhero role. He believes that taking the shortcut is "not what Superman represents." 

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