You ever pop Jaws into the DVD player and get that feeling like you just don t really want to go into the water anytime soon? Don t worry because Steven Spielberg has that feeling as well, every time he goes near glass of water. I know it s hard to believe that the kingpin of directors would feel like that but there is actual proof.
When talking about the story of Jaws in a special about the film, John Milius stated that Spielberg would not go into the water while on vacation in Hawaii. The reason why Spielberg is scared to go in the water, he feels the sharks are plotting revenge against him. It s a bit of a stretch but the fact is that when you think of the nature of the film, you have to assume that some sharks are probably waiting in the wings for a bite of the Steven.
When you watch your favorite classics, do you ever wonder what it was like behind the scenes? Often times your favorite films have incredibly interesting but obscure stories that no one knows too much about. Below is a list of obscure little facts about some of our favorite modern classics.
- The Jaws shark was nicknamed Bruce, after Steven Spielberg s attorney, whom Spielberg still employs as his attorney to this day.
- During the filming of the entrance to Rome scene in Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor feared that she may fall off the platform, so she pulled the hair of the little boy in front of her in order to avoid falling.
- The spider used for Wild Wild West was originally meant for use in the Superman that was supposed to star Nicholas Cage. The spider was supposed to be super villain Braniac.
- Marlon Brando was considered a wash out by 1970, so he was told that he needed to audition for the role of Vito Corleone in The Godfather. Studio execs were absolutely floored by his interpretation and offered him the part.
- The first Batman film was actually made in 1964, the title was Batman Dracula and it was directed by Andy Warhol. Warhol screened it a few times because DC did not give him permission to use Batman.
- Another Batman fact that will leave you speechless; The 1989 Batman film was initially offered to Bill Murray but he turned it down. Holly SNL Batman!
- The original title for Ghostbusters was actually Ghost Smashers.
- While riding high as the top grossing male star of the late 70s Burt Reynolds was considered as a possible candidate for the part of James Bond.
- The famous chariot race in 10 Commandments actually met with several casualties that can be seen on screen as many people were trampled by horses.
- The film that was expected to be the breakout hit of 1977 was a flop titled Damnation Alley. The film had a 17 million dollar budget and as far as priorities went, it was a priority above Star Wars.