37 Unearthed Facts About Hit Movies and Shows

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37 Unearthed Facts About Hit Movies and Shows

Sure, people might have a pretty solid plan on how to make their movies and TV shows, but for better or for worse, we’re guessing the final cut was nothing like they imagined. The real world seldom matches our imagination. Look at us! We always dreamed of writing lists about music, but we’re stuck here writing lists about movies and TV shows. Gross. Anyway, here’s how these hit visual art forms were made.

Pumbaa was the first Disney character to fart on screen. Before The Lion King, no other Disney character audibly farted on a film. (That said, we have no idea which characters silently farted in previous movies. Smart money is on Tinker Bell.) CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED COM AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER MICHAEL CAINE THOUGHT THE MOVIE WAS SPOOFING HIM. Before agreeing to play Austin's father, Caine thought Myers was being cheeky and portraying his character from the British spy film The Ipcress File.

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CRACKED.COM PAN'S LABYRINTH FLAMES AND SPARKS WERE DIGITAL TO PREVENT FIRES. Because of a drought in the film's shooting location of Segovia, Spain, the timber was dry enough to risk a blazing fire. For this reason, most sparks and fire were added in post and green moss was used to cover the brown, dead vegetation.

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CRACKED.COM Gal Gadot was five months pregnant while shooting Wonder Woman. Gadot reportedly didn't want any different treatment, and hid her pregnancy when doing reshoots, even during action scenes.

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Ryan Gosling was cast because he wasn't handsome. That sounds dumb now, but Notebook director Nick Cassavetes said, I want you ... because you're not like the other young actors out there in Hollywood. You're not handsome, you're not cool, you're just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts. CRACKED.COM

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Kit Harrington walked into his audition with a black eye. The night before, he'd got into a fight with a stranger while on a date in McDonald's. Harrington (hardly the most skilled actor on Game of Thrones) now credits the shiner for making him look tough enough for his Night's Watch role. CRACKED.COM

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Characters made for their actors The Usual Suspects Chazz Palminteri as Detective Dave Kujan The detective was written with Palminteri in mind, but he couldn't make it. Casting continued fruitlessly until his schedule opened up. Не shot all his scenes in a week. CRACKED.COM

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Made DO THE RIGHT THING SPIKE LEE WROTE THE SCREENPLAY IN TWO WEEKS. I'd wake up in the morning and write for three or four hours, then I'd quit, carry on with the rest of the day, and come back the next morning. The movie was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM PREDATOR 2 SOME PREDATORS WERE LOS ANGELES LAKERS. A huge Lakers fan, Danny Glover convinced some players to come on set and get dressed and fully made up as Predator extras in the final sequence.

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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE THE MOVIE WAS INSPIRED BY ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER (BUT NOT IN A GOOD WAY). Screenwriter Michael Arndt read an article about Schwarzenegger telling high school students, If there's one thing ... that I hate, it's losers. Arndt hated that mindset, and wrote a movie about that. CRACKED.COM

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