When Movies Go For Maximum Authenticity (21 PICS + 1 GIF)

Posted in INTERESTING       9 Jun 2021       4824       5 GALLERY VIEW

"In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), the Nazi outfits are genuine World War 2 uniforms, not costumes. They were found in Eastern Europe by Co-Costume Designer Joanna Johnston."

"In Titanic (1997) there is a scene showing a boy playing with a spinning top on deck. This is actually a recreation of a real photo taken onboard the ship on April 11th, 1912 by Francis Browne. It shows 1st Class passenger Frederic Spedden and his 6 year old son Douglas. Both survived the sinking."

"Jon Heder drew all of the drawings in Napoleon Dynamite (2004)."

"In one of the final scenes of the movie Freaky Friday (2003), Lindsay Lohan's character plays a guitar solo inside of Jamie Lee Curtis, playing her mother. In real life, Curtis actually learned and played the solo as showed in the film."

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"In order to prepare for his role in “Master and Commander” (2003), Russell Crowe spent 3 months learning violin, calling it the hardest thing he’d ever done for a film. He later sold the 130 year old violin used in the movie for £73,528."

"In Forest Gump (1994), Tom Hanks had trouble with simulating Gump's Southern drawl accent. Michael Humphrey's, the child actor for Gump, real voice was the Southern drawl; after meeting him on set, Hanks watched him preform and simulated his voice to be more like his."

"In the opening scene of Interstellar (2014), with the exception of Ellen Burstyn, the people shown reminiscing about dust storms were not actors, but real-life witnesses to the actual Dust Bowl event that occurred in the 1930’s. The footage was excerpted from Ken Burns’ documentary The Dust Bowl."

"In Grease (1978), the hickeys on Rizzo's neck were real. They were actually created by Jeff Conaway, who insisted that the ”hickey from Kenickie” had to come from him."


"In Cars (2006), “The King” Strip Weathers crashes in his final race, but makes it to the finish line. In 1992, NASCAR’s “King,” Richard Petty (the voice of Strip Weathers in the Cars movies), crashed in his final race but was able to finish the race thanks to repairs by his race team."

"In Wolf of Wall Street (2013) the lady who got her head shaved actually used her real hair. The producers were even surprised of her willingness to do the scene. l"

"Gladiator (2000) Russell Crowe Described His Real Home In The Scene With Marcus Aurelius."

"In E.T. (1982) the doctors trying to save E.T. were played by real life doctors from the USC medical center in Los Angeles. Stephen Spielberg felt that actors wouldn’t be able to make the medical dialogue sound natural, so recruited real doctors to deliver the dialogue."


"In E.T. (1982) the doctors trying to save E.T. were played by real life doctors from the USC medical center in Los Angeles. Stephen Spielberg felt that actors wouldn’t be able to make the medical dialogue sound natural, so recruited real doctors to deliver the dialogue."

"In The Godfather (1972), Actor Al Martino has used connections from real life organized crime boss Russell Bufalino in order to secure the part of Johnny Fontane. The same thing is shown in the film when Johnny Fontane asks Don Corleone to help him get a movie role."

"In Goodfellas (1990), Robert De Niro didn’t like how fake money felt in his hand and insisted using real money. So the prop master withdrew several thousand dollars of his own money to use. At the end of each take, no one was allowed to leave the set until all the money was returned & counted."

"In Kingpin (1996) Bill Murray plays the infamous pro-bowler Ernie McCracken. In addition to improvising nearly all of his lines, Murray actually bowled three strikes in a row on camera to a live audience in one take. Their thunderous applause was real."


"Baby Driver (2017), Joesph, was written as a deaf African American man in his 80s. CJ Jones was the only performer to audition who is actually deaf. Edgar Wright said "I started auditioning other very good actors who were pretending to be deaf, it made me feel immediately uncomfortable.”"

"In Soul (2020), the first soul assigned is number 108,210,121,415. This lines up with the current estimate from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), which estimates that more than 108 billion humans have existed on earth."

"In Spirited Away (2001), the family car is based on the first-generation Audi A4 1.8T, from the mid-1990s. The production team even drove around an Audi A4 1.8T on some jagged roads and recorded the sounds to make the film as accurate as possible."

"In 'The Wrestler' (2008), they didn't shut down the deli counter while they filmed Randy working there. Those are real customers, and everything Mickey Rourke does is improvised."


"For a scene in Ratatouille (2007) where Linguini is wet from jumping in the River, they got a member of crew (Kesten Migdal) to jump in a swimming pool in a chef's uniform to see where the uniform would normally stick to on the body when wet."

"TIL: a real water buffalo is seen being slaughtered at the end of Francis Ford Coppola’s 'Apocalypse Now' (1979) The animal had already been marked for sacrifice by the indigenous tribe whose land they were using to film, so Coppola decided to capture the actual ritual for the movie. (X post TIL)"


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Sal 2 year s ago
This was a repost from the other day.
Ben 2 year s ago
Lacking for content, Izi?
Jacqueline 2 year s ago
#19 as a fan of engine sounds and how a movie can be ruined by the wrong ones i say THANK YOU good
Adolphus 2 year s ago
This post should be called: Deja Vu, find out if it is for you!
Si 2 year s ago
What about The Shining? Kubrick wrote 'All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy' by typewriter on every page of the need stack in the film.
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