Making of a Blockbuster: 28 Intriguing Behind the Scene Facts of Hollywood Movies – Part 8

1Battlefield Earth

Battlefield Earth

When "Battlefield Earth" won the Razzie Award for Worst Movie of the Decade, screenwriter J.D. Shapiro accepted in person saying: "No one sets out to make a train wreck. Actually, comparing it to a train wreck isn’t really fair to train wrecks, because people actually want to watch those."

2Osmosis Jones

Osmosis Jones

In the film Osmosis Jones, Bill Murray's character mentions a "National Chicken Wing Festival" in Buffalo, New York. While the festival did not exist during the filming of the movie, this mention caused organizers to create an annual festival in Buffalo which has been active now since 2003, except 2020 when it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



Shrek was originally given a thick Canadian accent by actor Mike Meyers. However, after the animation had begun and the dialogue almost finished, Meyers decided the character would be better portrayed with a Scottish accent. The film had to be re-animated and this little change cost over $4 million.

4Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The R-rated film Planes, Trains and Automobiles would have been rated PG if not for the scene where Steve Martin says "fu*king" 18 times in one minute. Despite the rating, it is the only time in the movie where the word is used.

5The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski secured rights for the song Dead Flowers (closing credits) when rights owner and Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein, who was asking $150,000 heard the line "I hate the fuckin’ Eagles, man!'' Klein stood up and said, ‘That’s it, you can have the song!'

6Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

In Jurassic Park (1993), the insect trapped in amber and which made the cloning of dinosaur possible was actually an elephant mosquito. Technically, it's the only mosquito that doesn't suck blood, so in theory, cloning dinosaurs with its help shouldn't have been possible.

7Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road had filming moved from the Broken Hill region of NSW to Namibia after unusual rainfall caused the desert landscape to bloom with wildflowers.

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The head-in-the-box ending of "Se7en" was originally rejected by the studio, but David Fincher was accidentally sent the original screenplay with that ending, convincing him to make the movie. The producer still objected to it, but Brad Pitt refused to act in the film unless the scene was kept.

9The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

During the filming of The Wolf of Wall Street, Jonah Hill took revenge on Leonardo DiCaprio by giving him food poisoning. By improvising a line, Hill made DiCaprio eat the last piece of raw yellowtail sushi. DiCaprio had to repeat this 70 times. Only Hill and Martin Scorsese found it funny.

10The Patriot

The Patriot

The infamous scene, in Mel Gibson's film "The Patriot" depicting the herding noncombatant men, women and children into a church, and setting it on fire is based on the SS massacre of French villagers in Oradour-Sur-Glane in 1944. Nothing like this ever happened in the American Revolution.

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