20 Crazy Things You Never Knew About Your Favorite Movies
A Mighty Fist
While filming the final fight scene in Rocky IV, Sylvester Stallone asked Dolph Lundgren to hit him for real. Stallone took such a massive hit to the chest from Lundgren that the hospital staff that treated him thought he had been hit by a car.
When Leonardo DiCaprio took on the lead role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, he had a lot of learning to do to become lothario and drug addict Jordan Belfort. Since the Oscar-nominee had never done drugs, experts were hired to show him how to take various drugs and how he was supposed to react to them.
Bean And Gone
Lord of the Rings actor Sean Bean has a terrible fear of flying. He has such bad aviophobia that instead of taking the helicopter out for the movie’s mountainside location shoot with the rest of the cast, he would take a ski lift as high as he could and then hike the rest of the way… in full costume.
Jedi Rap Master
While developing the Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace, George Lucas had his heart set on casting famous rapper Tupac as a Jedi Knight. Unfortunately the music star died before he got a chance to audition to take part in the franchise.