Sometimes film makers take extra precaution to make film look authentic and they go extra miles for the same.
Here are such 20 authentic movie details which will blow your mind.
1. Apparently Jamie Lee Curtis was really playing the guitar in the Freaky Friday’s “Take Me Away” scene
In one of the final scenes of the movie Freaky Friday (2003), Lindsay Lohan’s character plays a guitar solo inside of Jamie Lee Curtis, playing her mother. In real life, Curtis actually learned and played the solo as showed in the film. from MovieDetails
2. In Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks based his southern drawl on the real southern actor who actually played younger version of him.
In Forest Gump (1994), Tom Hanks had trouble with simulating Gump’s Southern drawl accent. Michael Humphrey’s, the child actor for Gump, real voice was the Southern drawl; after meeting him on set, Hanks watched him preform and simulated his voice to be more like his. from MovieDetails
3. The scene in Grease where Rizzo had hickeys, they were real hickeys!
4. In Cars, “The King” was actually played by real life racing King; Richard Petty
In Cars (2006), “The King” Strip Weathers crashes in his final race, but makes it to the finish line. In 1992, NASCAR’s “King,” Richard Petty (the voice of Strip Weathers in the Cars movies), crashed in his final race but was able to finish the race thanks to repairs by his race team. from MovieDetails
5. The woman actually shaved her head in real life in The Wolf Of Wall Street
In Wolf of Wall Street (2013) the lady who got her head shaved actually used her real hair. The producers were even surprised of her willingness to do the scene. https://www.cinemablend.com/new/Secrets-Behind-Wolf-Wall-Street-Head-Shaving-Scene-Revealed-41392.html from MovieDetails
6. In Goodfellas, Robert De Niro used real money
In Goodfellas (1990), Robert De Niro didn’t like how fake money felt in his hand and insisted using real money. So the prop master withdrew several thousand dollars of his own money to use. At the end of each take, no one was allowed to leave the set until all the money was returned & counted. from MovieDetails
7. In Kingpin, Bill Murray actually bowled three strikes in a row and as a result applause was real
In Kingpin (1996) Bill Murray plays the infamous pro-bowler Ernie McCracken. In addition to improvising nearly all of his lines, Murray actually bowled three strikes in a row on camera to a live audience in one take. Their thunderous applause was real. from MovieDetails
8. In Baby Driver, director Edgar Wright decided to cast CJ Jones who is actually deaf over actors who faked being deaf
Baby Driver (2017), Joesph, was written as a deaf African American man in his 80s. CJ Jones was the only performer to audition who is actually deaf. Edgar Wright said "I started auditioning other very good actors who were pretending to be deaf, it made me feel immediately uncomfortable.” from MovieDetails
9. The soul numbers in Soul seem to reflect actual estimates of how many people have had existed on Earth.
In Soul (2020), the first soul assigned is number 108,210,121,415. This lines up with the current estimate from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), which estimates that more than 108 billion humans have existed on earth. from MovieDetails
10. The Wrestler featured real customers and orders for their deli scenes
11. In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, they used real Nazi uniforms
In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), the Nazi outfits are genuine World War 2 uniforms, not costumes. They were found in Eastern Europe by Co-Costume Designer Joanna Johnston. from MovieDetails
12. In Titanic movie, this particular scene, tried to actually mimic a real photograph from the Titanic
In Titanic (1997) there is a scene showing a boy playing with a spinning top on deck. This is actually a recreation of a real photo taken onboard the ship on April 11th, 1912 by Francis Browne. It shows 1st Class passenger Frederic Spedden and his 6 year old son Douglas. Both survived the sinking. from MovieDetails
13. The people at the beginning of Interstellar were talking about dust storms were actual witness of 1930 Dust Bowl.
In the opening scene of Interstellar (2014), with the exception of Ellen Burstyn, the people shown reminiscing about dust storms were not actors, but real-life witnesses to the actual Dust Bowl event that occurred in the 1930’s. The footage was excerpted from Ken Burns’ documentary The Dust Bowl. from MovieDetails
14. In Gladiator, there is a scene where Russell Crowe’s character was talking about home, in that scene Crowe was actually talking about his own home
15. In RoboCop, the doctors were actually ER doctors according to the film’s commentary
In RoboCop (1987), the group of doctors that work to save Murphy when he is brought to the hospital were an actual ER trauma team from a Dallas hospital. Although they had scripted dialogue, they were allowed to ad-lib because director Paul Verhoeven thought they sounded more authentic. from MovieDetails
16. In Captain Philips it was a real navy medic who treated Tom Hank’s character
In Captain Phillips (2013), the medic in the infirmary scene was a real navy medic (Danielle Albert). The director told her to treat Tom Hanks like it was a "regular military exercise". The sequence was unscripted and improvised. from MovieDetails
17. The Godfather’s Al Martino had real life mob connections which further helped him get a role as a mobster in the film.
In The Godfather (1972), Actor Al Martino has used connections from real life organized crime boss Russell Bufalino in order to secure the part of Johnny Fontane. The same thing is shown in the film when Johnny Fontane asks Don Corleone to help him get a movie role. from MovieDetails
18. According to the behind the scenes features, in Spirited Away, the car was based on an actual 1990s car and the crew recorded the sounds of it by driving it around on different roads and used the same in the film.
In Spirited Away (2001), the family car is based on the first-generation Audi A4 1.8T, from the mid-1990s. The production team even drove around an Audi A4 1.8T on some jagged roads and recorded the sounds to make the film as accurate as possible. from MovieDetails
19. For the movie Ratatouille, a Pixar employee jumped into a pool for real that too in a chef’s uniform so that they could realistically animate Linguini in a wet chef’s uniform. (That is some serious dedication)
For a scene in Ratatouille (2007) where Linguini is wet from jumping in the River, they got a member of crew (Kesten Migdal) to jump in a swimming pool in a chef’s uniform to see where the uniform would normally stick to on the body when wet. from MovieDetails
20. In Apocalypse Now, there was a scene with a buffalo sacrifice… a real water buffalo was sacrificed
TIL: a real water buffalo is seen being slaughtered at the end of Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Apocalypse Now’ (1979) The animal had already been marked for sacrifice by the indigenous tribe whose land they were using to film, so Coppola decided to capture the actual ritual for the movie. (X post TIL) from MovieDetails