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Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby ShogunRua » Tue May 20, 2014 9:12 am

I recently watched Fright Night. I described the movie in the following manner on Cinemageddon;

Teenager Charley notices that his next-door neighbor is a vampire, although it's unclear whether he became one before or after being married to Ripley for 12 years. Charley's girlfriend would later grow up to be a famous neighbor on a TV series, and come out as a lesbian, which explains why their make-out sessions never get very far! Charley enlists the help of one of the monkeys from Planet of the Apes to help him. As for Charley's friend Evil Ed, that warrants an entire section to itself...

(My mini-review)

Fun fact! The guy who plays Evil Ed turned to a different acting career as an adult. Namely, hardcore gay porn, starring in such immortal classics as Transexual Prostitutes, Guys who Crave Big Cocks, and of course, Butt Blazer.

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While I found the other roles/biographical tidbits about Chris Sarandon, Amanda Bearse, and Roddy McDowall amusing, they pale in comparison to the information about Stephen Geoffreys. I was almost as entertained by finding out about that as I was from the movie itself!

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What are some utterly insane true stories about actors, actresses, or directors?

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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby Paxton » Tue May 20, 2014 1:21 pm

While filming Return of the King, Peter Jackson was giving direction to Christopher Lee about how he should play the scene where he is stabbed from behind. Christopher asked him if he knew what that would actually sound like, because he knew. He knew what it sounded like when you stab someone from behind because he had actually done it. Christopher Lee was part of the British Special Forces during World War II and evidently had to ice a few dudes.

ShogunRua wrote:Fun fact! The guy who plays Evil Ed turned to a different acting career as an adult. Namely, hardcore gay porn, starring in such immortal classics as Transexual Prostitutes, Guys who Crave Big Cocks, and of course, Butt Blazer.


So now there's two facts about actors that took a guy from behind.

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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby mattorama12 » Tue May 20, 2014 4:09 pm

Hedy Lamarr, an exceptionally beautiful leading lady during the Golden Age, was also a co-inventor of frequency-hopping spread-spectrum technology. It was created to make naval torpedoes more difficult to jam, but it is also the basis for technology such as Bluetooth and WiFi. I'm guessing most here probably knew this already, but it's fascinating enough to share for those who haven't. Her Wiki page for more detail.

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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby CMonster » Tue May 20, 2014 6:15 pm

Some guys broke into Dolph Lundgren's home and tied up his wife. When they saw a picture of whose owned the home they turned tail and fled because apparently a karate master with a 160 IQ is just that scary.

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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby ShogunRua » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:55 am

Good posts thus far, but surely, there are more!

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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby VinegarBob » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:47 am

Mike Nesmith of the 60s pop band and TV show The Monkees invented MTV and his mum invented Tippex.

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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby Maaxwell » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:38 am

Just found out that Ione Skye (the chick from Say Anything) is the daughter of British folk legend Donovan!

Not especially crazy or mind-blowing, I know, but still cool.

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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby OMGFridge » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:29 pm

Michael Bay actually gets paid to make the Transformers movies. Shocking I know.

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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby Mentaculus » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:13 pm

Michael Bay got his start in film at 15 by working as an intern for George Lucas on Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby BillyShears » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:23 pm

CMonster wrote:Some guys broke into Dolph Lundgren's home and tied up his wife. When they saw a picture of whose owned the home they turned tail and fled because apparently a karate master with a 160 IQ is just that scary.


This is why I didn't bother with an alarm system in my house, just Dolph Lundgren photoshopped into family photos. I've never had a problem.


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