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Harpo Marx

While performing, Adolph Arthur Marx called Harpo Marx, developed his own peculiar style, consisting of extremely dynamic gesticulation. As newspaper reviews criticized his manner of speaking, he began to play mute and his horn became his inseparable attribute. 1)

Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Goldwyn Pictures Corporation was an American film company founded in 1916 by Samuel Goldfish in partnership with Broadway theater producers Edgar and Archibald Selwyn. The combination of the two names gave rise to the name Goldwyn, which Samuel later adopted as his new surname. 2)

Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff is an actor known for the creature Frankenstein (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and Son of Frankenstein) and for his roles in other horror films. In the 1930s and 1940s, the actor was a star, competing for the throne of the king of horror with Béla Lugosi (who played the role of Dracula). 3)

Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton, Hebrew Joseph Francis Keaton (born October 4, 1895, in Piqua, died February 1, 1966, in Los Angeles) is an American film actor; director, screenwriter, and comedian, known as “the man with the stone face”. 4)

Johnny Weissmuller

Johnny Weissmuller (1904-1984) was an American actor and sportsman of German descent. He is best known for playing the title role in a series of 12 films about Tarzan. Johnny Weissmuller in the 1920s was one of the best swimmers, an Olympian, winning five gold medals in swimming and one bronze medal in water polo. 5)

Oldest active director

Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira was the oldest active director. His last film saw the screens in 2014 when he himself was 106 years old. He began his career while still in the silent cinema period. 6)


In the film The Godfather, the word “mafia” was not mentioned even once because the real mafia forbade the filmmakers to use the term. 7)

Sean Bean

Sean Bean was killed in 32 percent of the films with his participation, making him the most frequently killed actor in the history of cinema. 8)

Dorothy Gibson

The first film about the world's most popular ship-Titanic-was made less than 29 days after its sinking, at which time the lead role was played by Dorothy Gibson, an actress who was actually on the ship and was one of the few to survive its disaster. 9)

Arnold Schwarzenegger received an honorarium of $21,429 for every word spoken in Terminator II. 10)

Fight Club

Brad Pitt and Edward Norton trained in boxing, taekwondo, and various holds in preparation for the film The Underground Circle. In addition, Brad Pitt chipped his tooth during the exercises to appear more believable. 11)

No prosthetics in Hangover

In the first part of the film “Hangover”, the character “Stu” loses a tooth. His absence is not the result of special effects. Ed Helms does not really have incisors, so there was no need to shoot additional scenes, it was enough that he took out his prosthesis. 12)

Special effects for slimming

At the very beginning of the film, Captain America is slightly skinny. Chris Evans, who plays the title character, didn't lose any special weight for the role, as he was properly slimmed down for it with the help of special effects. 13)

Role of Jules

The role of “Jules” in Pulp Fiction was specifically written for Samuel L. Jackson. At the casting, in addition to him, the scene was played fantastically by Paul Calderon, who almost didn't get the role. When Jackson found out about this, he immediately flew in by plane for a repeat casting to reassure the team that he was the one for the role. 14)

30% in English

In the famous “Inglourious Basterds,” only 30 percent of the dialogue spoken by the actors is in English. The rest of the words were spoken in German, French, and Italian. 15)

James Bond hairpiece

Most parts of the famous adventures of James Bond were played by Sean Connery. An interesting fact is that he wore a wig every time on the set. 16)


All phone numbers that have been shown and dialed in newer films produced in Hollywood begin with the digit 555. This is a kind of security code so that in any film, a particular existing phone number will never be found by accident. 17)

cinema.txt · Last modified: 2022/07/14 07:09 by aga