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11 Behind-the-Scenes Glimpses at Hollywood Sets That Show the Reality of How Movies Are Made

Film professionals make their jobs look oh so easy, and that’s exactly why they’re the unsung rockstars of 2020. What really separates the wheat from the chaff, though, is going that extra mile to make movie magic happen.

Sometimes, that means using pretty unorthodox methods to get exactly what they want.

Here are 11 fascinating behind-the-scenes photos that show exactly what it takes to make a real Hollywood movie.

1. Take five

The actors in Guardians of the Galaxy passed break time by playing some games of ping pong. Nothing like healthy competition to keep everyone on their toes.

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2. That’s a lot of gear

The Avengers: Endgame team sure had to deal with a lot of CGI tech to wrap up the blockbuster franchise.

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3. Customary stunt double appreciation post

Gal Gadot shows her gratitude for stunt woman Christiaan Bettridge for performing some of the craziest scenes in Wonder Woman 1984.

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4. Terrifying

Yeah, so that’s what Dumbo actually looks like… As if that isn’t the most casually horrifying revelation ever…

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5. That’s dedication

Here’s how Danielle Radcliffe recorded that crazy underwater line in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire during the Triwizard Tournament.

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6. The power of the blue screen

This shot from Detective Pikachu is a clear reminder of just how dedicated to the scene that actors have to be.

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7. A relaxing read

English actor Nicholas Hoult found a special way to kick back while filming Mad Max: Fury Road.

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8. Wow

This is an actual photo from the set of The Call of the Wild. It’s seriously a miracle that these actors don’t end up breaking during every scene.

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9. Kudos to the makeup team

The actors of Sherlock took turns trying out this uncanny mold of Benedict Cumberbatch’s face.

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10. The ultimate set prop

Looks like the pink umbrella was the most popular kid in school here.

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11. That’s one way to cool off

Academy Award-winning makeup artists Bill Corso gave Ryan Reynolds a little extra shine on the set of Deadpool.

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Some of those photos were truly revealing. The level of dedication these professionals have to their craft is truly amazing. It’s also incredible how the most unglamorous methods can end up producing a spectacular, awe-inspiring effect.

What’s your favorite behind-the-scenes secret from Hollywood sets? Share with us in the comments below!