Do you switch off the TV screen as soon as the movie gets over with or do you wait for the interesting behind-the-scenes moments at the end? If you belong to the latter category, you would love this page 'cuz we're about to reveal little-known secrets of some of the world's most popular films.
A Breathtaking Experience
Remember that thrilling scene from the 1991 flick “Point Break”, wherein Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) jumps off the plane while flying over Mexico? As it turns out, that particular stunt was as real as it gets!
That jump, which shows Swayze in free-fall for several seconds, was authentic, and the only skydive the actor was allowed to do on camera. Though he did several off-screen jumps during filming, the insurance company only allowed him one take for the on-screen jump, which, as it turned out, was quite a memorable experience for the actor. During a tell-all, Swayze revealed he had to battle insurance companies to enjoy that moment even though none of his jumps were life-threatening.
Sometimes a Straight Face Goes a Long Way
Usually, when someone puts on a straight face, they might be prompted by those around them to smile a little 'cuz their look is very off-putting. But when Carrie Hen did the same, it meant that she landed her dream role while auditioning for “Aliens”.
The role of Newt in the 1987 movie “Aliens” was a crucial one. So much so, that casting director Mary Selway searched far and wide throughout England to find that girl who could really do the character justice. But every time an aspiring actress entered the room, she would smile during the audition and reading process. Surprisingly enough, after numerous auditions, Hen walked in and delivered the lines perfectly and without changing her expressions. And that's when Selway and producer Gale Anne Hurd knew they had finally found the right girl for the part.
Logic Doesn't Always Make Sense
In 1998 when Armageddon hit the theaters, critics had only one complaint—"Why does the movie's plot have so many loopholes?." The critics were so outspoken that they didn't even shy away from pointing out the scenes that lacked explanation, and surprisingly, Ben Affleck, who played A.J. Frost, agreed with some of these opinions. In a DVD audio commentary, Affleck shared a funny story wherein the movie's director shuts him down when he raises concerns about the authenticity and logic behind some key sequences. When Affleck asked the film’s director why it was easy to train oil drillers to become astronauts and not the other way round, an angry Michael seemingly had no response and instead asked him to keep his mouth shut.