It’s always a bit of a shock when you realize a movie you loved as a kid is already 10 years old…I mean Iron Man…The Wrestler…Wall-E?! These movies, and many more, have already hit the decade mark which, of course, is all the more reason to watch them again!
To better your movie-watching experience, here are 20 fun facts about 20 movies that hit the double digits in 2018.
20 Facts about 20 Movies Turning 10 in 2018
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Brad Pitt stated that it took five hours each day to complete the makeup required for the role.
Meryl Streep knitted the shawl she wears in this film.
Roughly 450 separate pieces make up the Iron Man suit worn by Robert Downy, Jr.
The ‘F-word’, and its derivatives, are said 126 times in this film, averaging about 1.18 ‘F-bombs’ per minute.
Thousands of people agreed to be extras in this film for free.
Seth Rogen rolled every joint and cross-joint in the film himself.
Quantum of Solace
This is the only film to show James Bond inebriated, after drinking six Vesper martini cocktails of course.
This film has no musical score and the music for the end credits doesn’t begin until about 2 minutes after the credits start rolling.
About an hour into the movie, a fallen painting of the Titanic can be seen at the bottom of the screen. Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kathy Bates, who all appear in Revolutionary Road, also starred in Titanic (1997).
Many of the bar scenes in this movie were filmed in the upper west-side bar, Jake’s Dilemma, which is located at 81st and Amsterdam.
Kung Fu Panda
The animators for this film took a 6-hour kung fu class to get an idea of the movie’s actions.
The Dark Knight
This was the first comic book movie to reach the one billion dollar mark.
Robert Pattinson is actually playing the piano in the scene where Edward is playing “Bella’s Lullaby”.
The pile of excrement that young Jamal jumps into was made from a combination of peanut butter and chocolate.
Both Jon Hamm and Thomas Lennon auditioned for the role of Derek (eventually played by Adam Scott).
Vicky Christina Barcelona
Though Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz play a divorced couple in the film, they actually started dating in real life while working on the film, marrying in 2010.
According to Robert Downey, Jr., the character of Kirk Lazarus was based on a combination of Russell Crowe, Daniel Day-Lewis and Colin Farrell.
Due to the film’s low budget, Axl Rose donated the use of the Guns N’ Roses song, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” free of charge for the final match.
Burn After Reading
J.K. Simmons is never shown standing throughout the entire film.
Wall-E was the first Pixar film to be nominated for six Academy Awards. This is a record tied with only one other animated film to earn the same amount of nominations: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991).
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