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Did Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot earn ~1/40th of Man of Steel's Henry Cavill?

According to a recent Fox News article, Gal Gadot earned much less money for starring in her DC movie, Wonder Woman, than fellow actor Henry Cavill did for starring in Man of Steel. “Wonder Woman” ...
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What makes up $17,500 cost to outfit a U.S. Soldier mentioned in War Dogs?

I just watched the movie War Dogs last night (good flick, btw), and they opened with a line that claims that it costs $17,500 to outfit the average US Soldier. Assuming this disregards training and ...
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Have the ending credits of Rambo III been changed?

I've seen this comparison of the ending credits of Rambo III: Original ending credits: Rewritten(?) ending credits: Did this happen, or is it manufactured? I've found this comparison on twitter.
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In the movie “Life of Brian”, were the guard extras told that they couldn't laugh?

I came across the following image today(I'm just posting it as a link because the image is fairly large): http://themetapicture.com/why-monty-python-was-so-great/ The image says that in Monty Python'...
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Was Harrison Ford the janitor or carpenter on the set of Star Wars?

There is an old urban legend that Harrison Ford was actually the janitor on the set of Star Wars, and was standing in for the actor that was supposed to play Han Solo. The execs liked him so much ...
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Do Disney movies have “adult content” subliminally embedded in them?

It's long floated around my ears that Disney movies have "adult content" secretly/intentionally "embedded" in their various movies. I've heard examples from Lion King, Aladdin, and the Little Mermaid. ...
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Are Roman numerals used in the end credits of films to mask their age?

© Time Warner Studios MCMXCVIII A post on MTVSE questions why movies use Roman numerals in the copyright notices of the end credits. The accepted (and referenced) answer (ref 1, ref 2) states that ...
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Did Studio Ghibli send a katana to Disney that said “no cuts?”

A famous story that has made the rounds in the anime circles is this: While Disney/Miramax were in talks to dub and release Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke in the states, it was suggested that a ...
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Did actors playing different ape species refuse to eat together during the filming of Planet of the Apes in 1967?

According to Futility Closet (attributed to Planet of the Apes Revisited, 2001): During the filming of Planet of the Apes in 1967, Charlton Heston noted “an instinctive segregation on the set. Not ...
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Is the Bechdel Test an accurate critique of the film industry?

The Bechdel Test is named for the author of a comic that popularized the following three "rules" that must be fulfilled before a movie passes the test: The film must have at least two women in ...
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Is this newspaper clipping about Dave Prowse revealing a major Star Wars plot twist two years in advance, genuine?

Arguably the most famous scene in Star Wars is when Darth Vader reveals to Luke Skywalker that According to most sources, this surprise was kept secret to most of the crew and even the cast during ...
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Did production of “The Adventures of Milo and Otis” involve a dramatically high rate of animal deaths?

A rumor has circulated on the internet for quite some time that there were many animal cruelty violations in the process of making the movie, The Adventures of Milo and Otis, including the deaths of ...
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Did Bruce Lee have to slow down his punches to see his movements on camera?

Fact fiend, for example, maintains that: Bruce Lee himself had to slow himself down before the camera even started rolling because when he punched as fast as he could, or as fast as he was allowed ...
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Was the Rotten Tomatoes audience score for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” gamed by “trolls” and/or bots?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was recently released and some professional journalists are attributing a discrepancy between the low Rotten Tomatoes audience score—when compared to the relatively universal ...
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Was Alan Bradley named after Alan Kay?

Alan Bradley is a character in the 1982 film Tron, the software developer who wrote Tron, a security program and the eponymous protagonist of the film. Alan Kay, on the other hand, is a pioneer of ...
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Did Sandahl Bergman lose a finger during the filming of Conan the Barbarian?

Further, the actress playing Valeria had her index finger severed during a fight scene where they inexplicably used a real sword instead of a prop, and then even more inexplicably gave it to an extra ...
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Did John Nash decipher code from a large board in the Pentagon?

I was watching the movie, "A Beautiful Mind", in which John Nash walks into the Pentagon, looks at a board having codes and deciphers them. I am quite skeptical about the way the scene is portrayed ...
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Did David Prowse do the lightsaber duel in Star Wars?

Per Wikipedia: Vader actor David Prowse explains that he did his own swordplay in Star Wars, but when the movie became a hit deserving of sequels, “having one of the principals do his own stunts ...
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Did Marilyn Monroe say that she could stop giving oral sex after signing her first contract?

This my first question here. I hope it is appropriate for this site. I recently saw here (I am translating from Greek) that Marilyn Monroe after signing her first contract said something like ...
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Did David Prowse know his voice would not be used for Darth Vader?

A Star Wars fact I have seen a lot of times is that the original actor for Darth Vader, David Prowse did not know his voice was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones. Wookieepedia claims this, ...
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Did Emma Watson's movie The Colony gross £47 in its UK opening weekend?

According to Breitbart1, Emma Watson starred in a movie which they claim grossed approximately US$61 in the UK: After having spent years starring in the blockbuster Harry Potter film franchise, ...
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Did John Nash Jr. write equations on the windows of a Princeton library? [closed]

I know that the pen ceremony at the end of the film, A Beautiful Mind, to announce that he had won the Nobel Prize in economics was completely fiction. What about the scenes in the movie that showed ...
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Did 50% Americans believe “the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews” in 1964?

Joel Stein wrote an article on Los Angeles Times in which he claims: I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are ...
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Did “The Boy in Striped Pyjamas” have this quote, which has been compared to Trump's slogan? [closed]

Did the movies "The Boy in Striped Pyjamas" have dialogue with the following subtitle, which has been compared to Trump's slogan "Make America Great Again"? He's [Hitler] making the country great ...