Throughout the decade, we’ve asked the BuzzFeed Community for the most bizarre and interesting movie facts they know. Here are the wild and true results.
In Joker, Joaquin Phoenix lost 52 pounds to play the role of Arthur Fleck.
In Now You See Me, Isla Fisher almost drowned in front of the whole cast and crew while filming an underwater magic trick in one scene.
In Spider-Man: Far from Home, Samuel L. Jackson improvised the iconic “Bitch, please. You’ve been to space” rebuttal after Peter claimed he was just a neighborhood Spider-Man.
In It: Chapter Two, the film used a record 5,000 gallons of fake blood (the most for any movie, ever) to shoot that iconic bathroom scene.
In A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper spent six months with a dialect coach trying to imitate Sam Elliott’s voice… before he even knew Sam was going to be cast as his on-screen brother.
In The Incredibles 2, Frozone’s wife (Honey) was set to finally make an appearance, but they unfortunately cut her scene for two key reasons.
In Mammia Mia! Here We Go Again, Cher was basically forced to be in the sequel by the head of Universal Pictures.
In Us, Jordan Peele revealed that the single leather glove each Tethered person wore was a nod to three key figures: O.J. Simpson, Freddy Krueger, and Michael Jackson.
In Call Me By Your Name, Timothée Chalamet wore an earpiece while shooting the fireplace scene so he could listen and react to the song that’d be played in the actual movie.
In A Quiet Place, Millicent Simmonds made on-screen father John Krasinski cry with a simple suggestion to the script: signing “I have always loved you” instead of “I love you.”
In Thor: Ragnarok, the “He’s a friend from work!” line was actually improvised by a kid from Make-A-Wish who was visiting the set.
In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Chris Pratt had a full-circle moment because the movie (which earned him $10 million) filmed in Maui, and just 20 years earlier he was living in Maui… in a van.
In Crazy Rich Asians, Henry Golding almost turned down the main role because he thought it called for a “legitimate actor,” and that just wasn’t him.
In Moonlight, Naomi Harris only had three days to shoot all of her scenes because of visa issues, and her performance was so good that she was nominated for an Academy Award.
In Get Out, Tiffany Haddish turned down Jordan Peele’s offer to audition for the film because she refuses to be in scary movies.
In Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark’s entire death scene was completely made up on the spot.
And in La La Land, Ryan Gosling’s worst audition experience was actually incorporated into the movie by writer-director Damien Chazelle.