Unbelievable Photos Taken Behind The Scenes Of Movies!
By Patricia TenaFeatured
eventFebruary 13, 2017
A lot of hard work, talent, money, and time goes into creating a feature film. The final outcome is a work of art, meant to capture the viewers watching it on the big screen. What we as viewers don't know is exactly what happens when the cameras stop rolling, but luckily for us, we have photographic proof of what happened behind the scenes of Hollywood's most notable movies!NEXT »
Just A Casual Kickflip Over Batman
Bet you don't remember this happening in The Dark Knight! Heath Ledger was big into skateboarding and often skated between scenes to kill time. Apparently, Christian Bale wanted to join in on the fun too! The two had a great time filming the Batman movie, and these skateboarding stunts took their friendship to a completely different level. Although Heath Ledger sadly passed away before seeing the final outcome of the film, his cast mates were left with memories that will last a lifetime thanks to his antics behind the scenes.
Not The Roomiest Car...
Back to the Future is one of the most well-known films of its time, and with its futuristic plot it's no wonder they had to have some tricks up their sleeves! Who knew the DeLorean was such a small car? Surely you couldn't have possibly thought the Back to the Future production crew filmed an actual fiery train slamming into the iconic car, or did you? Regardless of the tricks the film crew used, it sure was convincing in the final cut of the movie!
Even Cannibals Love Fries!
Turns out that human flesh isn't the only thing cannibals enjoy! Dr. Hannibal Lecter loved chowing down on crispy fries between scenes in The Silence of the Lambs, but couldn't eat the salty snack by himself. He had to have members of the film crew feed him in between scenes since he was tied up in a straitjacket. We would be nervous feeding Dr. Hannibal Lecter a meal!
They Didn't Have To Drown!
Are you telling us Jack didn't have to freeze and drown in the frigid water after all? There are many secrets and tricks that happened behind the scenes during the filming of Titanic. The freezing cold water that the actors in the film were constantly referring to was actually knee deep pool and was as warm as a bathtub! That's some good acting to appear that cold in lukewarm water!
'The Sandlot' Beast Exposed!
If you're not familiar with The Sandlot, then you don't know the story of "The Beast." The Beast was notorious for eating children and stealing their baseballs, and when he was depicted in the film's flashbacks, he was shown as this massively huge dog! However, viewers discovered at the end of the film that he was no monster at all, and his massive alter ego is just a group of men dressed up pretending to be him.
Spielberg Gives E.T. A Bath!
Steven Spielberg had to make sure E.T. was as clean as could be before his big debut on the big screen! It looks like the pampering isn't just reserved for the real-life actors, but for the props too! Although E.T. came to life in the film's final cut, it took an extensive amount of research and extremely talented engineers to make sure he was functioning properly. If any director could make the impossible come to life, it's Steven Spielberg.
Not Quite As Intense As You Thought
This photo taken on the set of Inception probably changes everything you thought about the mind-blowing film. Inception has blown people away in more ways than one -- not only is the plot full of twists and turns, but its behind-the-scenes photos are just as captivating! What was shown as an incredible mountain range covered in snow was a very small construction project.
Chewbacca Gets A Little Frisky
Guess we know the real reason why Chewbacca helped saved Princess Leia! The cast of Star Wars spent so much time with one another that it was inevitable for romantic relationships to start. Carrie Fisher did not date the man who played Chewbacca, however, but actually had a romantic relationship with Harrison Ford! Even after their romance ended, the cast of Star Wars remained incredibly close with one another.
Serial Killers Love Dr. Pepper
Halloween was one of the first horror films that truly put the audience on edge. The plot of a babysitter trying to protect the children while a crazed man terrorizes the neighborhood is enough to scare anyone senseless! But the man behind the Michael Myers mask, actor Nick Castle, was not a crazed man at all -- he was actually very sweet and funny to the people on the set with him.
Spielberg And Jaws Are Best Buds
Guess Jaws wasn't feeling so hungry when Steven Spielberg decided to hop inside his mouth while joking around on set. After the film's success, the famed director admitted that shooting scenes with the mechanical shark were incredibly difficult, but if anyone would be able to get the job done it was Steven Spielberg. The film crew managed to make the shark look and act like a real one, which scared audiences for years!
The Muppets Come To Life
Having to stand around with your arms raised inside muppets all day must be grueling work, but these gentlemen made creating Bert and Ernie's movements look easy! While watching Sesame Street you would think these muppets moved and talked all by themselves, but that was not the case. Getting these guys to be lifelike during filming was a difficult task!
Sinking On Set!
It's hard to imagine the incredible amount of work that goes into creating a realistic film, especially when you have to make it seem like the Titanic broke apart and sank. Here's what it really looked like on set! The crew worked day and night to recreate one half of the Titanic to simulate its sinking, and although they only worked with half a ship, the final product looked like the real deal.
The 1954 film Godzilla sure looked like a massive lizard was terrorizing the city, but that's not at all what the behind-the-scenes photos reveal! The massive Godzilla lizard was played by actor Haruo Nakajima, and to simulate him crushing the buildings, he literally stomped all over a miniature set of the city. Talk about creativity! This filming tactic has been adopted by many directors today.
Even Apes Can Direct!
Looks like apes are more like us humans than we thought! One of the actors had a fun time on the side of movies we don't see when he checked out the camera during the filming of Planet of the Apes back in 1968. Many people who saw the original film thought the apes were actual people and not actors because of their animalistic features, but that just proves the power of makeup.
The Showdown Ends Off The Camera
The Bride and gang leader O-Ren Ishii were total enemies in Kill Bill, but when they weren't filming, Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu loved to express their real friendship! Although the film shows them constantly try to kill each other, that's not at all how the two actors actually felt about one another. Look at the makeup job on Lucy Liu -- it looks like the tip of her was really cut off!
Emails In The 1700s!
A laptop and headphones back in the 1700s? Talk about breaking character! Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman must have ironically used this MacBook to look up some historical information about Marie Antoinette to get their parts just right, but if this photo leaked before Marie Antoinette debuted, viewers might not have taken the actors and actresses seriously!
They're Not So Creepy After All!
Looks like little Lisa and Louise Burns took on completely different appearances and attitudes between their frightening hallway stints in The Shining. While watching the film, these two twins are absolutely terrifying. However, these little girls were nothing but friendly behind the scenes and weren't scary at all! This goes to show you the power special effects has on films!
A Loving Heart-To-Heart Between Enemies
A time when Lord Voldemort wasn't out to take down Professor Dumbledore? Bet you never thought you'd see a special moment like this at Hogwarts! Harry Potter quickly became a box-office hit, and judging by the storylines, it's hard to believe actors could even be friends with one another! However, the crew was extremely close behind the scenes and they even struggled acting mean towards each other.
Mr. Fox's Lawyer Revealed!
Knock knock from Bill Murray! This hilarious actor voiced the character of Clive Badger, Mr. Fox's lawyer in the animated film Fantastic Mr. Fox. The set was so tiny that it hardly had enough space for the crew, but that didn't stop the filmmakers from creating an incredible movie. Bill Murray was exceptional as Clive Badger, so much so that we forgot he was a puppet!
Leo Takes On Another Point Of View
Actors need breaks from filming all day! So, Leonardo DiCaprio decided to climb on the production crew's ladder between scenes while shooting Django Unchained to check things out from the other side of the camera. Since Leonardo DiCaprio is a seasoned actor with a lot of influential insight, filmmakers didn't mind letting him steer the ship for a bit!