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Aykroyd, Daniel Edward (1952 - )

 


Beatty, Warren (1937 - )

 

  • Warren Beatty's first job was rat-catcher. - Webmaster
  • Warren Beatty has a song written about him called "You're so Vain" by Carly Simon. - Webmaster

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Berry, Halle (1968 - )

  • Hally Berry has the second longest thank you speech after winning an Oscar. Her speech lasted for 4 minutes. The record is 5 minutes and 30 seconds. (Source: World Record Book) - TAZ
  • Halle is the first African American actress to win the Oscar for Best Actress. - Webmaster
  • Halle Berry was originally cast to play the leading female in Speed but turned it down. (Source: 101 biggest celebrity oops) - Tazz

 


Brando, Marlon (1924 - 2004)

 

  • Marlon Brando used to wander so much on his way to kindergarten that his older sister Jocelyn had to take him to school on a leash. - Webmaster
  • Burt Reynolds has said the following about Brando: "He has preserved the mentality of an adolescent. When he doesn't try and someone's speaking to him, it's like a blank wall. In fact, it's even less interesting because behind a blank wall you can always suppose that there's something interesting there." - Webmaster

 


Cagney, James (1899 - 1986)

 

  • The late actor James Cagney never said "You dirty rat" in any movie he made. - Jim
  • Cagney's first job as an entertainer was as a female dancer in a chorus line. - Webmaster

Chaplin, Charles Spencer  (1889 - 1977)

 

  • Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like contest and came in third. - Webmaster
  • Charlie Chaplin insured his famous feet for $150,000. - Webmaster

 


Cruise, Tom (1962 - )

 

  • Apparently, Tom Cruise has dyslexia, which is a reading disorder. I heard that whenever he studies his lines for a movie he has them recorded onto an audio cassette so that he can play them back aloud instead of reading them. This may account for the fact that he has never appeared on Saturday Night Live, a show that relies heavily on the ability of its actors to read cue cards on live television. - Andy
  • Tom Cruise's real name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV. (Source: Biography magazine) - killaclown

 


Disney, Walt  (1901 - 1966)

 

  • While on a train with an animator, Walt began doodling entirely out of circles. As he continued, he began creating a mouse character. Hence the origin of Mickey Mouse. (Although there are many stories of how Walt came up with this character, this is official. This has been confirmed to me by the animator with him and Walt's daughter herself). - casamann
  • Being superstitious Walt Disney used to wash his hands 30 times an hour. - Webmaster
  • Walt Disney was dishonorably discharged from the army. (Source: Friend) - killaclown
    • Correction: According to Disney Online Guest Service Walt was never in the army. He was in the Red Cross Ambulance Corps for a year, following World War I. And he wasn't dishonorably discharged from that, either. The Urban Legend Reference Pages confirms this. Read more about it here: Snopes.com. (Source: snopes.com, Disney Online Guest Services) - Webmaster

 

 

Douglas, Michael  (1944 - )

 

  • Michael Douglas' first job was petrol-pump attendant. - Webmaster

 


Flynn, Errol   (1909 - 1959)

 

  • Errol Flynn's first job was sheep-castrator. - Webmaster
  • Errol Flynn was imprisoned three times for assualt. The final occasion was for hitting a New York cop whom Flynn reckoned had asked him for his autograph in a threatening manner. - Webmaster

 


Glover, Danny Lebern (1946 - )

 

  • Danny Glover appears in the movie Escape From Alcatraz starring Clint Eastwood, as one of the inmates. - tochi
    • It was Danny's first movie appearance.

     

 


Hayworth, Rita   (1918 - 1987)

 

  • This should be common knowledge, but I've never heard it mentioned when these stars were discussed. Why? Rita Haworth and Ginger Rogers were first cousins (mothers were sisters). (Source: Biography years ago) - Mickey

 


Hitchcock, Alfred   (1899 - 1980)

 

  • Hitchcock made a cameo appearance in all of his movies from The Lodger (1926) onwards. Before The Lodger he made four movies. - Webmaster
  • Hitchcock never won an Academy Award for directing. - Webmaster
  • Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button due to it being sewn up during surgery. (Source: http://www.bigwacko.com/moviefacts.html) - TAZ

 

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Keitel, Harvey  (1941 - )

 

  • Harvey Keitel read 10-15 pages of the script for the movie Bad Liutenant before throwing the script in the trash. He thought it was crap. Then he thought he'd give it a second chance and dug it from the trash can and read it through and decided to take the part - one of Keitel's finest roles. - Webmaster

 


Kubrick, Standley  (1928 - 1999)

 

  • In every one of Stanley's movies, there is a set in a bathroom. - bvauifdbutt
  • Kubrick refused to talk about his movies on set as he was directing them and never watched them when they were completed. - Webmaster

 

 

Lucas, George  (1944 - )

 

  • George Lucas wouldn't let his own son see the Star Wars trilogy until it was re-released in the theaters. He wanted his sons first viewing of the movies to be on the big screen; were Star Wars was meant to be seen. - Wes

 


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Maguire, Tobey  (1975 - )

 

  • Tobey is a vegetarian. (Source: Spider-Man DVD) - TAZ

 


Nicholson, Jack  (1937 - )

 

  • Jack Nicholson's first job was mailing boy. - Webmaster

Pacino, Al  (1940 - )

 

  • Al Pacino is such a serious method actor that while he was filming scent of a woman the producers had to halt production for weeks. The scene where he was tired of walking after the Ferrari ride he stumbled and fell into a bush and a pine needle pierced his eye. - Scottman
  • Al Pacino was paid $35,000 for the role as Michael, but was under contract to another studio that sued him for breach of contract, he was ordered to make two films for the other studio for free and pay the court costs. He wound up dead broke. - (Source: Sunday Magazine Article (1970's)) - JohnnyD

 


Roach, Pat  (1947 - )

 

  • Aside from appearing as the big sherpa and a big German mechanic in Raiders of the Lost Ark, actor Pat Roach also appeared in the two Indiana Jones sequels, Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade, as the chief guard and a Gestapo, respectively. He is the only actor who appeared in the trilogy playing different characters.. - tochi

 

 

Sinatra, Frank  (1915 - 1998)

 

  • Sinatra was famous for his one take scenes. If one of his (Rat Pack) scenes took longer than necessary he would rip pages from the script to please his schedule.
  • He was also slightly deaf in one ear and scarred from his breach birth forcep accident.
  • After Kennedy was assassinated he pulled the film (Manchurian Candidate) from circulation.
  • He had two caps knocked from his teeth after being punched by a pit boss at the Sands in Vegas while arguing over a marker for blackjack.
  • Fabricated a suicide attempt while feuding with Ava Gardner.
  • He shot a pistol into a pillow while arguing over the phone with Ava.

 


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Stallone, Sylvester  (1946 - )

 

  • Stallone's first job was lion-cage cleaner. - Webmaster
    • Comment: Sly's first film job was in a porno. Check it out: www.snopes.com. - Grant

 


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Wayne, John (1924 - 1989)

 

  • John Wayne's real name was Marion Michael Morrison and his nickname was "Duke". - Webmaster
  • John Wayne only dies in four movies in his whole career. They are: 1) The Sands of Iwo Jima, 2) The Alamo, 3) The Cowboys, 4) The Shootist (His last film) (Source: Memory) - Sir Ompey

 


Webber, Robert (1924 - 1989)

 

  • Robert Webber is the only actor to be in both 12 Angry Men (original movie} and The Dirty Dozen. (Source: actor biography) - buffalopie

 

 

Wood, Elijah (1981 - )

 

  • Elijah Wood's tattoo is on his belly button. It's really cute! It looks like the sun. (Source: Internet) - Elijah's Baby
  • Elijah Wood wants to get a tattoo where Frodo was stabbed in by the Black Rider. He says that is the scare that will never leave Frodo, and it would be very symbolic to him. (Source: Elijah Wood Interview) - Elijah's Baby
  • Did you also know that's he bites his toe nails, learned to smoke from Josh Hartnett, and on his last birthday, 2003, he went to a strip club, which was a dare from the dude who played Merry and Billy Boyd (pipin). - Elijah's Baby


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