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Harvey Keitel read for the Ezra Cobb role in Deranged (!)

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In Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks wanted to cut the Putting On The Ritz scene but Gene Wilder convinced him to leave it in.

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deadhorse13 wrote:

Harvey Keitel read for the Ezra Cobb role in Deranged (!)

Good thing Keitel didn't get the role, it was meant for Roberts Blossom to get that one

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in Candyman: real bees were actually put into Tony Todd's mouth while they where shooting the climax. His only protection was a mouth guard that kept him from having the bees go down his throat.

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in the late 80's Cannon films announced Kingdom Of The Spiders 2 to be directed by William Shatner - unfortunately this never came to fruition

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Anne Lockhart was offered the part of Laurie Strode in the original Halloween and turned it down!

I've heard a couple of times that at least one of the producers on Psycho 2 wanted Jamie Lee Curtis for the part of "Mary" that Meg Tily played.  Both Anthony Perkins and Richard Franklin (the director) wanted Meg, and obviously got her, but apparently her and Mr. Perkins didn't get along so well during filming, although I think they were both pretty great onscreen!

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Romeo+Juliet

the casting of Juliet was a lengthy process. Sarah Michelle Gellar was originally offered the role of Juliet, but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts with daytime soap opera All My Children. Natalie Portman eventually landed the role, even traveling to Sydney for rehearsals. After rehearsing a few scenes, however, the producers began to feel that she was too young for the role according to Portman, they felt that the footage looked like DiCaprio was "molesting" her.[2] Eventually, Luhrmann agreed that the age difference between the two actors was too great. Filming was halted to find another actress for the part.

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The Shawshank Redemption:

-- While Mansfield locals were eager to be extras, many weren't available during the day due to their jobs or were only available for one day, which obviously wouldn't work in a prison film. So extras were found at a halfway house, some of them real-life ex-cons.

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-- In Stephen King's original story, Red was written as a white Irishman. In the movie, they left the line, "Maybe it's 'cause I'm Irish", in as a joke, even after they had cast Morgan Freeman as Red.

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Lee Tamahori - director of Die Another Day and Mulholland Falls- was arrested back in '06 For soliciting a prostitute? ... Said prositute being an under cover officer with the LAPD . The kicker... Tamahori was dressed in drag at the time.

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Knocked Up- Trivia-

According to the DVD commentary, Jay Baruchel made a deal with director Judd Apatow that he would be the naked guy in the earthquake scene if he didn't have to ride the rollercoaster, because of his fear. Apatow of course broke this by making Baruchel ride, so the part of the naked guy went to Jason Segel.

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Did you know that in Wes Craven's Scream and Nightmare and Elm street both Johnny Depp and Rose McGowan's Character wear the number 10 jersey ? he thought it was a cute inside joke.

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In Nightmare on Elm Street did you know:

Wes Craven's original concept for Freddy Krueger was considerably more gruesome, with teeth showing through the flesh over the jaw, pus running from the sores, and a part of the skull showing through the head. Make-up artist David B. Miller argued that an actor couldn't be convincingly made up that way and a puppet would be hard to film and wouldn't blend well with live actors, so these ideas were eventually abandoned.

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Auditions for Star Wars & Carrie were held in the same building. So, the same actors that were auditioning for Carrie were also auditioning for Star Wars. So imagine William Katt (who played Tommy Ross) playing Luke, or P.J. Soles playing Princess Leia.

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stewiesinferno wrote:

Auditions for Star Wars & Carrie were held in the same building. So, the same actors that were auditioning for Carrie were also auditioning for Star Wars. So imagine William Katt (who played Tommy Ross) playing Luke, or P.J. Soles playing Princess Leia.

priceless!!!

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did you know  that the "northern" ontario town of pontypool was actually filmed in toronto which is in southern ontario. so why isn't it called the southern ontario town of pontypool.

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The Return of the Living Dead-

Tobe Hooper was originally slated to direct and it was supposed to be filmed in 3-D.

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Black Christmas '74

-Reportedly the story was inspired to writer Roy Moore by an actual series of murders that took place in Montreal, Quebec around the Christmas season.-

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Bill Murray apparently has a cameo role in ZombieLand tongue big_smile

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Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald, and James Earl Ray are indirectly responsible for the naming of the infamous "Chucky" doll, whose full name in the film was Charles Lee Ray.

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In Drag Me To Hell  --
Sam Raimi's friend, Bruce Campbell, turned down a role because he was busy with his TV show Burn Notice

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Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, and Paul Hogan(!) turned down the part eventually played by Patrick Swayze in GHOST.

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In Nosferatu ... Graf Orlock only blinks once throughout the entire movie ... and the only makeup applied to Shreck for the role were ... pointed ears and teeth .

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Nocturnal wrote:

In Nosferatu ... Graf Orlock only blinks once throughout the entire movie ... and the only makeup applied to Shreck for the role were ... pointed ears and teeth .

creepy dude

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wolfman1959 wrote:

Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, and Paul Hogan(!) turned down the part eventually played by Patrick Swayze in GHOST.

I always wonder about trivia like this, like, if anyone else but Patrick Swayze played that role, would the film still be a hit?

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Bruce Campbell was originally set to star in the 1990 film, Darkman before it went to Liam Neeson.