Did You Know?The budget for Dallas Buyers Club was so low that only two-hundred and fifty dollars ($250) was allotted to the makeup department. Amazingly, the film’s artists were able to work within that figure, and the film’s makeup and hairstyling won an Oscar.
Did You Know? That the original script for the film Argo began by jumping directly into the protests outside the U.S. Embassy. However, Ben Affleck and Chris Terrio did not want the film to simply be a portrayal of irrationally crazy Middle Easterners; the opening credits/prologue, which details how the U.S. helped install the Shah in power and the Shah’s subsequent corruption and brutality, was created so as to make the anger after the Iranian Revolution understandable while not supporting the grossly illegal and immoral hostage-taking at the embassy.
Speaking in the press room backstage, Steve McQueen said of the history of the win: “Obviously, it’s a mark of development. It’s just obviously a progression. The background characters are now in the foreground and their lives are being recognized in a way, more ever than before. I think people are ready for this narrative. People want to look at this history. If we don’t know our past, we’ll never know our future.”
MovieFact: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Did You Know? The “catch-up” list Captain America keeps with him varies from country to country:
The US (and main) version mentions I Love Lucy; Moon Landing; Berlin Wall (Up + Down) Steve Jobs (Apple); Disco; Thai Food; Star Wars/Trek (with Star Wars crossed out, indicating that he had seen it); Nirvana (Band); Rocky (Rocky II?); Troubleman (Soundtrack)
The UK version mentions The Beatles, Sean Connery and Sherlock.
the Australian version mentions Steve Irwin, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo and Tim Tams.
the German version mentions the rise and fall of the Berlin wall.
the Italian version mentions Italian singer Vasco Rossi, Ferrari’s victories at F1 Grand Prix and Roberto Benigni.
the French version mentions 1998 World Cup, Louis de Funès, stand up comedian Coluche, The Fifth Element, and Daft Punk.
the Russian version mentions Yuri Gagarin, Vladimir Vysotsky, and Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears.
the South Korean version mentions Old Boy and famous Korean soccer player Park Ji-Sung.
the Spanish version mentions Rafa Nadal (a famous Spanish tennis player), Chupa Chups (a popular candy brand), Héroes del Silencio (a rock band in the 80’s and 90’s), 1978 Constitution (the most important part of the Spanish Transition from General Franco’s dictatorship to King Juan Carlos I’s democracy) and Camilo José Cela (a Nobel Prize-winner writer)
the Mexican version mentions Octavio Paz (mexican writer and Nobel winner) and Rodolfo Neri Vela (mexican astronaut).
the Brazilian version mentions Wagner Moura, Ayrton Senna, Xuxa Meneghel Mamonas Assassinas, and Chaves (El chavo del ocho (1972)).
Did You Know?Producer Ross Grayson Bell initially wanted Russell Crowe to play Tyler Durden, but he was overruled by fellow producer Art Linson, who felt Brad Pitt was the better choice. Bell has since said that he is glad Linson stepped in, as he can’t imagine anyone being as good in the role as Pitt proved to be.