Film And Tv Facts
Donnie Darko was filmed in 28 days which,coincidentally, virtually matches the time that transpired in the film. The movie took place between October 2nd, 1988 to the weekend party scene before Halloween on October 31st, 1988.
When Jethro Tull beat out Metallica to win the 1989 Grammy for "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental," there was such a public uproar that the Academy created two awards: "Best Hard Rock Performance" and "Best Metal Performance.
The movie "Paranormal Activity" had a budget of only $15,000 but made $194 million. During the screening, people were walking out that one studio executive thought the film was bombing. They later learned that the viewers were actually leaving because they were too frightened.
After Jean-Claude Van Damme's biggest movie (Timecop), he was offered a three-picture deal at $12 million per picture. He turned it down and demanded he gets the same deal as Jim Carrey—$20 million per movie. He was rejected and his career never recovered. He later admitted he acted "like an idiot.
Hannibal Buress found a lookalike on social media and sent him to the premiere of Spider-man: Homecoming in his place.
In 2013, Kenan Thompson refused to dress in drag on "Saturday Night Live" any more until the show hired a black woman.
Psy initially refused to upload "Gangnam Style" to Youtube, saying that he would be "humiliated" if the views were too low because he didn't have any international fans.
A German circus is using Holograms instead of live animals for a cruelty-free magical experience.
Between 1950 and 1960, Las Vegas offered "Atomic Tourism" in which guests could watch atomic bombs being tested in the desert as a form of entertainment.
Marc Gilpin, who played the character of Sean Brody in Jaws 2, claimed that during the filming of one scene, the makeshift raft of wrecked yachts was being circled by a real hammerhead shark. When the actors began screaming in fear, the crew thought they were simply in character and gave them a thumbs up.