04/01/2022 Movie Trivia   Leave a comment

Since today is April Fools’ Day . . . HAPPY FOOLS DAY. I know Just how much all of you love celebrities and movies, so I thought some movie trivia might be interesting. Nothing too spectacular, just a few interesting factoids to get your week started.

  • In The Wizard of Oz, Toto was paid $125.00 a week in salary.
  • The injuries on Luke Skywalker’s face when he is attacked by the snow monster in The Empire Strikes Back were real.
  • India’s Bollywood movie industry produces more movies each year that Hollywood.
  • The 2006 James Bond movie, Casino Royale, was the first Bond movie permitted in China by their censors.
  • The first interracial kiss in television history happened on Star Trek.
  • Actor Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning while portraying Jesus in The Passion of the Christ.
  • Bryan Adams’ famous song “Summer of 69” is named after the sex position, not the year.
  • Nicolas Cage is named after comic book hero Luke Cage.
  • The group ZZ Top performed in the movie Back to the Future 3.
  • Kevin Smith’s iconic movie Clerks was filmed on a budget of less than $28,000.
  • Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings because he didn’t understand the script.
  • In the post-apocalyptic classic, The Road Warrior, Mel Gibson’s (Mad Max) had just 16 lines of dialogue.
  • In the Star Wars Trilogy, George Lucas’s original name for Yoda was Buffy.
  • The mask that Michael Myers wears in Halloween was actually a white Captain Kirk mask.
  • Yoda from Star Wars, the cookie monster from Sesame Street, and Miss Piggy from The Muppet Show were all voiced by the same person.

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