13 Facts About Movies That Will Surprise Even the Most Enlightened Movie Buffs

I Challenge your movie knowledge with these 13 facts, I have seen a lot of facts over the years but these are new even for me. Check out 13 cool facts about some of the most iconic movies ever.


No Country for Old Men / Married…with Children

The same edition of a newspaper has been appearing on our screens for 40 years now. Here you can see it on the TV show Married…with Children which first aired in 1987 and in the 2007 movie No Country for Old Men, coincidence? I think not.


The Godfather

Many of those who took part in the crowd shots during the shooting of the wedding scene with Don Corleone in The Godfather were actually really gangsters and their relatives. You can even see them in the above photo, the two very prominent male figures. This was one of the first movies to show the internal world of America’s mafia clans, and, it was the first to be “blessed” by some of their most influential figures — many gangsters wanted to take part in the filming.

The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins, who won an Oscar for his role in The Silence of the Lambs, appears on screen during the movie for only 16 minutes.


The Devil’s Advocate

The boxing match that Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves watch during this movie was real. The match, which was for the title of world champion, starred Roy Jones, Jr. and took place in New York on October 4th, 1996. Jones beat Bryant Brannon in the second round.

Police Academy

After the release of Police Academy, the name “Tackleberry” became widespread. In the USA, law enforcement agencies use the term to describe employees who love to take part in gunfights and use their sidearms at the first opportunity.


Forrest Gump

The plot of Forrest Gump begins during the hero’s childhood. During the development of the movie, we see him as a child, a teenager, and an adult. At the start of every new period of the movie, we see him wearing a blue checkered shirt. Forrest’s son is dressed in the same shirt at the end of the movie.

The Shining / Toy Story

The carpet in front of Sid’s room in the animated movie Toy Story is exactly the same as the carpet in one of the hallways of the hotel in The Shining. It’s the very same hallway along which Jack Nicholson tries to kill his wife and son with an ax. Ok, I knew this fact.

The poster from The Silence of the Lambs

Everyone knows that on the poster for The Silence of the Lambs there’s a butterfly with a skull depicted on its back. But few people have ever noticed that this skull itself is made up of images of at least three naked women. How I never noticed that!



The portrait of Rose (which is famous for all sorts of reasons) that Jack draws in the movie Titanic was actually made by James Cameron, as were the other images in Jack’s album.

Scream / The Scream by Edvard Munch

Scream, Which was the very popular movie in the olden days but its crappy sequels killed the whole franchiseowes its name to the painting of the same name by Edvard Munch. Moreover, the masks that the killers wear are almost an exact copy of the figure in the famous painting. Spot the difference in this case.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Real mental patients living in a mental hospital were used for certain scenes in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.



Linda Hamilton, who played Sarah Connor in the most popular sci-fi movie, has an identical twin sister, Leslie. In the scene where the T1000 takes on Sarah’s appearance, the performance was given by Linda’s sister. There’s also a scene using mirrors in which her sister took part.

Pulp Fiction

What was inside that briefcase in Pulp Fiction? It wasn’t the soul of Marsellus Wallace.

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