Movies and TV shows share a podium with music on the major entertainment stages of all time. Though you know so much about your movies, there is very much you are yet to know about the actors, and backstage squashes clipped off the reel. Here are some movie facts that will blow your mind.
James Cameron’s Avatar is 40% True
One of the unique things about James Cameron’s Avatar is that it is 40% live action, with the reminder of the film is made up of CGI effects. The movie was supposed to be released in 1999, but the effects that Cameron had planned would have increased the budget to a massive $400 million. Cameron was forced to shelve the movie for eight years as he could not secure the funding and no studio wanted any part of the film with such a huge budget.
Han Solo of Star Wars was frozen for real life reasons
Both Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill were signed to a 3 movie contract when the original Star Wars trilogy was filmed. However, Harrison Ford refused to tie himself in for all three films. That is why his Hans Solo character was frozen in carbonite at the end of The Empire Strikes Back so that there was an out if Ford declined to return for Return of the Jedi.
Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning for ‘impersonating’ Jesus
In a freaky turn of events, during filming of The Passion of The Christ, Jim Caviezel who played the role of Jesus was struck by lightning during the sermon on the mountain scene. His entire body was illuminated for a brief moment as described by the crew members that witnessed it. He was not seriously injured which is amazing for a direct lightning strike.
Bollywood is the biggest movie production industry
Bollywood is the biggest movie production industry in the world producing over 800 movies a year. Hollywood only produces half the number Bollywood does over a year. This winds up the list – with a bang.