The best behind the scenes action movies


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John Wick (2014) was originally titled Contempt, and the only reason the title was changed was because Keanu Reeves did not remember it.


“The only reason it’s called John Wick is because Keanu was referring to it John Wick [in interviews]”Said co-creator Derek Kolstad.” Marketing was like “Man, it’s $ 4 [million] to $ 5 million in free advertising so far, so it’s John Wick instead of Contempt. ‘I can’t imagine it being Contempt now. “


Inspired by Denzel Washington’s decision to always wear scar makeup to better connect with his character in Glory (1989), Michael B. Jordan chose to wear Killmonger’s scars throughout the shoot Black Panther (2018), even when they were not visible.

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“I remember hearing stories about you and I heard stories that when you were huddled around the campfire in this movie, you weren’t supposed to be shirtless, but you still had the scars on your back, so you can feel it, so you might know that’s what your character went through, “said Jordan at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Gala while presenting the honor in Washington. “I’m telling you right away tonight, brother, that’s the only reason Killmonger – when I played this role – I got these scars, even when I wasn’t shirtless, because from you, so I want to thank you. “


Quentin Tarantino puts the filming Kill bill (2003) pending after Uma Thurman’s pregnancy, refusing to recast her.

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“She got pregnant and I thought, ‘Okay, should I wait or not? But I can honestly tell you that I had no choice, “said Tarantino. “Yes, this is my samurai film; yes, this is my badass chick movie; yes, this is my spaghetti western and my comic book film … but it is also my film by Josef von Sternberg, and if Josef von Sternberg is about to make Morocco and Marlene Dietrich becomes pregnant, he is waiting for Dietrich! “

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“I remember calling Jack Valenti [the president of the Motion Picture Association] and suggesting to him that we needed a note between R and PG, because so many movies fell into a hellish world, you know, of injustice, “said Steven Spielberg. I suggested, ‘Let’s call it PG-13 or PG-14, depending on how you want to design the slide ruler “and Jack came back to me and said,” We have determined that the PG-13 would be the right age for this temperature of the film. “So I’ve always been very proud to have something to do with this note! “


The delicious egg sandwich in Birds of Prey (and the fantastic emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) was done using duck eggs – not chicken eggs – because Margot Robbie is allergic to chicken egg whites.

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“There is a protein in white chicken eggs that causes people to get migraines, and I get them,” said Robbie. “The people in the accompaniment were like, ‘Why would you write in the script that you eat egg sandwiches if you can’t eat eggs?’ And I thought, ‘It didn’t come to me spirit at the time! So we had to make them with duck eggs. It was very elaborate. “


Frank Sinatra was the studio’s first choice to play John McClane in Die hard (1988).

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The role of John McClane was originally offered to Sinatra, who was 73 years old at the time. Why was she offered the role, you ask? Good, Die hard is actually based on a book that follows a detective named John Leland titled Nothing lasts eternally, which is a continuation of the book The detective. A film version of The detective was filmed with Sinatra in 1968. Sinatra refused the role of reprisal so, for the sake of continuity, the film changed the surnames of the characters to “McClane”.


All of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s eyelashes were removed during filming Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) after a plaster replica accident.

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“They must have put a cast on my head, it was a very strange surreal moment, and when they removed it, I removed all my eyelashes,” said Huntington-Whiteley. “Because – no wax – but the plaster entered my lashes and removed them all. So for about three months, I didn’t have any eyelashes. It’s probably the biggest makeup or beauty failure and it was quite painful, it was quite traumatic as well. “


Chris Evans almost had a superhero cameo Deadpool 2 (2018) – but not as Captain America.

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Writer Rhett Reese revealed that during the early stages of the script, they had launched several end credits scenes ideas and one included another lesser-loved multi-superhero actor in his role, similar to Ryan Reynolds with Green Lantern vs Deadpool. “There were different codas launched. There have been more talks with X-Force that we talked about, “said Reese. “One was Chris Evans as Human Torch. We never had [far enough to ask him]. Someone got the idea that we actually had, and we thought it was better. But we certainly had a lot more interviews with X-Force with weird and random people who came to interview. “


Daniel Craig cut off the tip of his finger while filming Quantum of Solace (2008) and, in James Bond fashion, didn’t think it was a big deal.

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“It wasn’t as extreme as that. I was bleeding a lot. I had to have it cauterized, “said Craig. The filming stopped and everyone said, “Oh my God! He cut the tip of his finger! “They went to look for him, but couldn’t find him. “


Michelle Yeoh ripped her LCA during a stunt that went wrong Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger (2000), but continued to perform his own stunts.

Sony Pictures Classics

“The first action sequence was very intensive. I was kicking forward that I’ve done thousands of times, but I had an accidental landing. My knee just gave way, ”said Yeoh. “I thought, ‘I’m fine – I can go on. “You have to give it your all because celluloid is forever, but I knew it was bad when I turned left and my leg kept swinging to the right. After being transported from the filming location in China to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, it was confirmed that she had torn her LCA.


The title of Independence day (1996) was literally chosen as a marketing ploy to force the studio to release the film during the summer.

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“I told our agent that we wanted to do [an alien movie] and he said, “Forget it, Tim Burton does Mars is attacking!‘And I said to Dean [Devlin, cowriter] “We can’t make our film after a parody is released. “We had to beat him,” said co-author / director Roland Emmerich. “If the film was released on the weekend of July 4, we would beat Mars is attacking!, which was released in August. So we wrote the concept around the release date. Dean said, “Let’s call it Independence day; we can find something better later. »»


Henry Cavill improvised the now emblematic moment of “reloading of arms” Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018).

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“It was an improvisation by Henry Cavill that day … I don’t even think I was aware of it until we set the stage,” said writer / director Christopher McQuarrie. “I don’t know if you’ve ever watched these reaction videos from people watching the trailers, but go watch reaction videos from people watching the Fall trailer. You have tom [Cruise] fly helicopters and fall from mountains and smash through walls and crash motorbikes – and the biggest reaction is Henry Cavill recharging his arms. “


And finally, Sigourney Weaver actually did this “impossible” shoulder shot in Alien resurrection (1997).

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In the script of the fourth Extraterrestrial film, Weaver had to throw a basketball behind her, without looking, and put it in the net. The production crew had already planned to use CGI for the trick, but there was still a need to film a photo of them throwing it behind them. The thing is, she ended up making the basket FOR TRUE on her first try.

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