John Early Is Figuring Out How to Be Sincere

As the star of the sharp new indie ‘Stress Positions,’ the irreverent comic works in a more serious vein. He tells Cracked why he’s getting comfortable with being earnest — even if he’s scared everyone will think he’s pretentious

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36 On-Set Stories More Interesting Than Anything That Appeared on Quibi

36 On-Set Stories More Interesting Than Anything That Appeared on Quibi

If you’re a filmmaker who thinks the film you’re currently making is amazing, you better start getting some sweet behind-the-scenes footage. Fans are going to be thirsty for that content. Of course, if it’s a bit of a stinker, there won’t be much demand for it. But if it’s one of the worst movies ever made, then we’ll be dying to know how it all went so wrong. 

Either way, document the heck out of it, and we’ll be the judge. Thanks!

Jackie Chan is famous for his on-set injuries while doing his own stunts. ARMOUR of GOD 2 OPERATION CONDOR One such injury on the set of Armour of God II required him to get brain surgery, and left him with a metal plate inside his head. CRACKED.COM

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ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST THE ACTORS LIVED IN THE PSYCHIATRIC WARD DURING SHOOTING. All of the actors who played patients actually stayed in the sleep quarters at the Oregon State Hospital, to get a sense of what it was like to be hospitalized. CRACKED.COM

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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 Leonardo Dicaprio really cut his hand in Django Unchained. The glass in DiCaprio's hand was never intended to break, but he just used it to enhance his performance. After the take, the crew applauded his performance... then got him medical attention.

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BEHINO-THE-SCENES FACTS Who is to blame for painful screams of KELLY CLARKSON! Ameri 2 NIGHT FIN TOMOR CRACKED.COM Clarkson confronted Judd Apatow on her TV show and he promptly passed the buck. I'm going to blame Seth Rogen. We had a piece of paper with all the curses for Steve to scream when he gets waxed. And on the side with the clean curses, it says 'Kelly Clarkson' in Seth's handwriting.

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EASTER EGGSTRA MEANINGS AND REFERENCES Bad Janet FOR ET The costume was inspired by Olivia Newton-John's clothing at the end of Grease. The Good Place CRACKED.COM

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Ryan Reynolds voiced Juggernaut in Deadpool 2 because they couldn't get anyone else. We didn't settle on that just because it was quality, we settled on that because we just didn't have any more budget left for other actors to jump in, he said. CRACKED.COM

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The tank scene in Fast & Furious 6 was supposed to be set in London. They would have used a set with a fake Piccadilly Circus and then put in CGI buildings later, but they went with an open highway instead since that was much cheaper. CRACKED.COM

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Birdman's Times Square scene looks so real because it was. MAGICAL TOTAL SPELL They didn't have the money to shut down Times Square and put in a ton of extras, so they had Michael Keaton run through a real crowd. CRACKED.COM

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