20 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Jurassic Park’

With the release of the new Jurassic World in theaters this weekend, it may not be a bad idea to rewatch the classic movie that started it all. The 1993 groundbreaking adventure film, directed by Steven Spielberg, is a movie that both broke the box office and elevated the interest in learning about dinosaurs. There’s plenty of other unique facts that you probably didn’t know about the movie, and here’s 20 of the best including how they created the dinosaur sounds and alternate actors that could have been in it.

Stephen Spielberg’s Paycheck

The director made $250 million from this movie alone after the total gross and profits were added up.

Joseph Mazzello’s Birthday Surprise

Mazzello was accidentally hit right in the forehead when a raptor’s claws flew at him during the freezer scene. After the incident, the movie crew sung “Happy Birthday” to him.

Hurricane Warning

The movie crew actually had to protect themselves when Hurricane Iniki hit Kauai while filming there. Footage of the hurricane was recorded and used in the movie.

Digital Enhancement

Even back in 1993, there were computer enhancements to fix errors and make some of the stuntmen look like the actors.