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16 Movie Facts You Might Find Hard to Believe

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You might think you know everything about Hollywood and that nothing can surprise you (the past couple years of scandals can certainly make one feel like they’ve heard it all). But no matter how many movies you’ve seen or what level buff you are, these 16 facts are still pretty hard to believe.

They’re true, though. Cross my heart and kiss my elbow.

16. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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The costume department used vodka and tea tree oil to clean the Wookie suits, sanitizing them and cutting down on drying time.

15. The Wolf of Wall Street

While simulating snorting cocaine, the actors snorted crushed vitamin powder – a practice that sent Jonah Hill to the hospital.

14. The Notebook

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Ryan Gosling disliked Rachel McAdams so much he tried to get her replaced.

13. Clue

When the film was originally released, each theatre got one of the three possible endings.

12. Fast and Furious

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Neither Michelle Rodriguez nor Jordana Brewster had their driver’s license when they were cast.

11. Napoleon Dynamite

Jon Heder was originally paid only $1k to star in the film.

10. The Ring

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The girl who played Samara also voiced Lilo, from Lilo & Stitch.

9. Spiderman

Michael Jackson wanted to star in a Spiderman film so badly he tried to buy Marvel.

8. Singin’ in the Rain

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Gene Kelly filmed the title number with a 103 degree fever.

7. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

The communicator in the movie is actually a Gillette women’s razor.

6. Star Trek

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The sound of the doors opening is the sound of a toilet flushing on a Russian train.

5. The Little Mermaid

Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel, also voices Barbie from Toy Story 3.

4. The Thomas Crown Affair

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Pierce Brosnan was still under contract as Bond, which meant he wasn’t allowed to wear a tuxedo onscreen unless he was in a Bond film, which led to the above costuming decision.

3. Toy Story

Buzz Lightyear was originally named Lunar Larry.

2. Casablanca

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Dooley Wilson, who played Sam, was a drummer who didn’t know how to play the piano.

1. Titanic

If you added together the duration of all the scenes in the movie that were set in 1912, it would equal 2 hours and 40 minutes – the same amount of time it took the actual Titanic to sink.

I surprised you, right?

Go ahead. You can admit it.