Movie Magic

With personal development you learn that having fun is a big part of it. So let’s have fun in your personal development and I’ll share a few fun facts with you and maybe you’ll learn something as well. In this case your personal development will be expanded by Movie Magic. And if you like what you read here, I would appreciate you coming back to the top of this page and retweeting it. I check my retweets and will do the same for you if I find value in your tweets.

Gary Grant was offered the role of James Bond and refused it before the producers offered it to Sean Connery.

Leonard Nimoy owned a pet store in the 1960s before playing Mr. Spock in Star Trek.

In the first Terminator film, Arnold Schwarzenegger had only 17 lines of dialogue.

David Niven’s voice had to be dubbed in on Curse of the Pink Panther by Canadian impersonator Rich Little. Niven was so ill while filming that he could not speak. It was his last role and he died the year the film was released, in 1983.

Richard Gere has played roles that John Travolta turned down three times with great success, in the movies An Officer and a Gentleman, American Gigolo, and Chicago.

Sean Connery was originally approached to play Hannibal Lector in The Silence of the Lambs, but declined. Anthony Hopkins, who only appears in the film for 16 minutes, won an Oscar for the part – the shortest lead role to ever win an Oscar.


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Jane Araguel August 23, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Cool facts. Arnold Schwarzenegger really said only 17 lines? That’s funny.

Sean Connery wore a toupee in every James Bond film that he starred in, beginning with Dr. No (1962).

The late Paul Newman was originally cast in the role of Captain Quint in Jaws (1975).

Oprah is a typo. Her parents wanted to use the biblical name “Orpah”, but the midwife couldn’t spell so it became Oprah.

That’s all I got.

Kyle November 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm

They had to dub over the Australian actors in Mad Max because their accents were too thick for Americans when it came to the US.

CJ December 15, 2011 at 3:03 am

What I learned from reading this post is to grab every opportunity you know won’t harm you… 🙂 Regretting is better when you know at least that you tried…
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