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Strange, bizarre, weird, shocking... how ever you phrase it, these behind-the-scenes facts are truly those things.

1/30. To enhance the scale of the Space Jockey in Alien, Ridley Scott filmed his children in miniature space suits.

2/30. The first American film to show a toilet flushing on screen was Psycho.

3/30. Darth Vader has only 12 minutes of screen time in the original Star Wars.

4/30. In Dark Knight, when Michael Caine first met the dark knight, he had lines to say in that scene. However, it was the first time he saw Heath Ledger in character and he completely forgot to say them.

5/30. Studio executives originally wanted OJ Simpson to play the Terminator.

6/30. Sean Connery wore a toupee through all his performances as James Bond.


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7/30. In the scene in Home Alone where Harry bites Kevin's finger, Joe Pesky actually bit McCauley Culkin, leaving a scar which he has to this day.

8/30. The mask used by Michael Myers in Halloween Mask was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

9/30. The slow motion sound effect that you hear in Dread was based on a popular Youtube video of a Justin Bieber song slowed down by 800%.

10/30. Since Western audiences tend to move their eyes left to right, Geoffrey Rush requested that when he was standing next to his better looking cast mates in Pirates of the Caribbean, he be on the far left. Especially with Kiera Knightley.

11/30. The voice of Boo in Monsters Inc., Mary Gibbs, was just a toddler at the time. The production team had a hard time getting her to sit still to say her lines, so they followed her around the studio with a microphone and pieces Boo's dialogue together using the things she said while playing.

12/30. Michelle Pfeiffer had to be vacuum sealed into her latex Catwoman costume. She could only wear the costume for a limited amount of time to avoid passing out.


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13/30. The word "dude" is used approximately 161 times in The Big Lebowski.

14/30. Carrie Fisher never wore a bra with her Princess Leia costume.

15/30. For Trainspotting's "Worst Toilet In Scottland" scene, most of the feces was made of chocolate and smelled delicious.

16/30. The original raw footage of Apocalypse Now consisted of 1,250,000 feet of film which is over 230 hours worth.


17/30. The director of Cannibal Holocaust had to prove in court that the actors were still alive and didnt get killed during the movie.


18/30. The carpet in The Shining and the second floor of Sids house in Toy Story are almost identical.



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19/30. Ryan Gosling was cast as Noah in The Notebook because the director wanted someone not handsome.

20/30. In Ferris Buellers Day Off, Charlie Sheen stayed awake for 48 hours to achieve a suitably wasted look for his cameo.

21/30. Sean Connery turned down roles in The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones 4 and Blade Runner.


22/30. To thank Robin Williams for his work on Aladdin, Disney sent him a late Pablo Picasso painting.

23/30. In Harry Potter, Alan Rickman was the only person other than J.K. Rowling to know Snape was defending harry because he was in love with Lily Potter to make his performance genuine.

24/30. Heath Ledger almost broke Jake Gyllenhaals nose by grabbing his head and kissing him too hard in Brokeback Mountain.



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25/30. When Harry Met Sally: Meg Ryan laughed at the Pecan Pie improv and looked at the director who told her to keep going.

26/30. When filming My Left Foot, Daniel Day-Lewis had to be lifted around the set and spoon fed as he would never leave his wheelchair.

27/30. Paranormal Activity cost only $15000 to make and has grossed $210 million so far.

28/30. In 2002, Steven Spielberg finally finished college after a 33-year hiatus. He turned in Schindlers List for his student film requirement.

29/30. On the set of 1982s The Thing, the whole cast and crew was male.

30/30. Peter Ostrum, Charlie from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, never acted in another movie after that and is now a veterinarian.


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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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