"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art."
I'm so good at sleeping I can do it with my eyes closed!
The first Star Wars was expected to be a flop.
The original 1977 Star Wars had a budget of $8 million, which distributor 20th Century Fox was reluctant to give to director/writer George Lucas, so he accepted a lower salary in order to keep the budget. The movie went on to make $775 million around the world, and Disney picked up the entire franchise for $4 billion. For comparison, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which was released in 2017, had a reported budget of $317 million.
Roman Emperor Gaius made his beloved horse a senator.
Real life pornstar Asia Carrera plays the flatmate of Tara Reid in Logjammin‘, the film within the film in The Big Lebowski. We’re still unsure if she gets her cable fixed.
"The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club."
Fight Club, 1999
Edward Norton and Brad Pitt took their preparation for Fight Club seriously. Both took lessons in boxing, tae kwon do, grappling and studied hours of UFC programming. Pitt even visited a dentist to have his front tooth chipped. They also almost didn’t get the roles: Matt Damon and Sean Penn were considered for The Narrator, but David Fincher wanted Norton, as he was impressed with his performance in The People vs. Larry Flynt. One producer has his eye on Russell Crowe for Tyler Durden, but another producer overruled him.
If you never had to eat one vegetable, which would it be?