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Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
« Reply #1200 on: September 19, 2017, 08:03:54 pm »
David Hornsby, who plays Rickety Cricket in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, is the son-in-law of acclaimed cinematographer Caleb Deschanel.
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« Reply #1201 on: September 19, 2017, 08:06:52 pm »
Caleb Deschanel was the original cinematographer for Jan de Bont's remake of The Haunting, but during filming, the two clashed over how the film should look. At the end of the first week of shooting, de Bont fired Deschanel and replaced him with Karl Walter Lindenlaub.
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« Reply #1202 on: September 19, 2017, 08:09:34 pm »
Lynne Ramsay was originally attached to direct Jane Got a Gun, but she dropped out on the first day of filming. Ramsay cited creative differences and contract issues, while the studio claims that she was drunk, disruptive, and abusive to the cast and crew, and had slacked off on some of the duties in her contract.
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« Reply #1203 on: September 19, 2017, 08:14:08 pm »
Bruce Willis and composer Michael Kamen took over production on The Last Boy Scout, making significant changes to Shane Black's script and forcing director Tony Scott to film many scenes that he didn't like under threat of being fired from production. Even after all of that, Kamen still hated the film. Everyone else involved also had a miserable time making the film, with producer Joel Silver naming it one of the worst experiences of his life.
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« Reply #1204 on: September 19, 2017, 08:16:49 pm »
When Val Kilmer was behaving like a prima donna during the filming of The Island of Dr. Moreau, director John Frankenheimer once replied to him, "I don't give a fuck. Get off my set!"
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« Reply #1205 on: September 19, 2017, 08:24:30 pm »
During production on Chappie, co-star Ninja, of Die Antwoord, refused to sit next to other cast members out of a sense of superiority, attempted to tell his fellow cast members how to do their scenes, sexually harassed female crew members and sent them explicit photos of himself, and had to be written out of at least one scene because Hugh Jackman couldn't stand him. After that, director Neill Blomkamp refused to ever work with him again.
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« Reply #1206 on: September 19, 2017, 08:28:47 pm »
During production on Chappue, co-star Ninja, of Die Antwoord, refused to sit next to other cast members out of a sense of superiority, attempted to tell his fellow cast members how to do their scenes, sexually harassed female crew members and sent them explicit photos of himself, and had to be written out of at least one scene because Hugh Jackman couldn't stand him. After that, director Neill Blomkamp refused to ever work with him again.

It's actually Chappie.  Not Chappue.  Chappie.
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« Reply #1207 on: September 19, 2017, 08:34:34 pm »
RZA's original first cut of The Man with the Iron Fists was four hours long, with him suggesting to split the film into two like Kill Bill. Producer and co-writer Eli Roth wasn’t a fan of the idea, and edited the movie down to 96 minutes, excising some of the graphic content in order for the film to get an R rating. RZA wasn’t happy with this, and stormed out of the editing room, not returning for two weeks.
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« Reply #1208 on: September 20, 2017, 08:01:35 am »
John Hughes wrote the script for The Breakfast Club in two days, and also wrote Ferris Bueller's Day Off in the same amount of time.
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« Reply #1209 on: September 20, 2017, 08:02:58 am »
Robert Downey, Jr. found working with John Hughes on Weird Science so aggravating that he took a shit on the floor of co-star Kelly LeBrock's trailer out of spite.
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« Reply #1210 on: September 21, 2017, 08:18:36 am »
Stuart Baird provided additional editing for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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« Reply #1211 on: September 21, 2017, 09:24:28 am »
Pierce Brosnan was keen to get Brett Ratner to direct Die Another Day, but Ratner was rejected by the producers, who didn't like any of his work. Brosnan would later get his chance to work with Ratner on the 2004 film After the Sunset.
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« Reply #1212 on: September 21, 2017, 03:01:12 pm »
During production on Chappie, co-star Ninja, of Die Antwoord, refused to sit next to other cast members out of a sense of superiority, attempted to tell his fellow cast members how to do their scenes, sexually harassed female crew members and sent them explicit photos of himself, and had to be written out of at least one scene because Hugh Jackman couldn't stand him. After that, director Neill Blomkamp refused to ever work with him again.

Given that he apparently wanted to cast that guy as the Elysium's lead (which he refused), then offered the role to Eminem, and only then to Matt Damon, Blomkamp really has only himself to blame.

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« Reply #1213 on: September 21, 2017, 03:18:02 pm »
During production on Chappie, co-star Ninja, of Die Antwoord, refused to sit next to other cast members out of a sense of superiority, attempted to tell his fellow cast members how to do their scenes, sexually harassed female crew members and sent them explicit photos of himself, and had to be written out of at least one scene because Hugh Jackman couldn't stand him. After that, director Neill Blomkamp refused to ever work with him again.

Given that he apparently wanted to cast that guy as the Elysium's lead (which he refused), then offered the role to Eminem, and only then to Matt Damon, Blomkamp really has only himself to blame.

Why did you bold Eminem's name?
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« Reply #1214 on: September 21, 2017, 03:53:21 pm »
During production on Chappie, co-star Ninja, of Die Antwoord, refused to sit next to other cast members out of a sense of superiority, attempted to tell his fellow cast members how to do their scenes, sexually harassed female crew members and sent them explicit photos of himself, and had to be written out of at least one scene because Hugh Jackman couldn't stand him. After that, director Neill Blomkamp refused to ever work with him again.

Given that he apparently wanted to cast that guy as the Elysium's lead (which he refused), then offered the role to Eminem, and only then to Matt Damon, Blomkamp really has only himself to blame.

Why did you bold Eminem's name?

I just don't think he would have ever fit as a protagonist of that particular script; a lot more so than that Ninja, who would've been dumb enough to fit in. In particular, I like to think his version of the character (what was that guy's name again?) would not have gone back to that factory in the first place, much less had to get magic terminal cancer from it before finally deciding to break the system.

Honestly, a version of the film where he was the lead would have been a lot different. Not sure if it would have been better, but it certainly would be a lot more memorable.

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Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
« Reply #1215 on: September 21, 2017, 04:06:58 pm »
When Val Kilmer was behaving like a prima donna during the filming of The Island of Dr. Moreau, director John Frankenheimer once replied to him, "I don't give a fuck. Get off my set!"

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« Reply #1216 on: September 22, 2017, 05:03:05 pm »
Regular Oliver Stone and Cameron Crowe collaborator Joe Hutshing provided additional editing on Independence Day: Resurgence and The Birth of a Nation.
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« Reply #1217 on: September 27, 2017, 05:51:02 am »
Billy Bob Thornton was considered to play Freddy Krueger in the Michael Bay-produced remake of Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street before Jackie Earle Haley was cast.
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« Reply #1218 on: September 27, 2017, 07:32:28 pm »
Victor Salva was considered to direct Freddy vs. Jason, but writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift boycotted the idea.
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« Reply #1219 on: September 28, 2017, 07:57:14 am »
Nic Mathieu was originally attached to direct Arrival before he was replaced by Denis Villeneuve.
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