Thanks to Robert Downey Jr. before saving The Avengers of a sad, shawarma-less existence.
The original ending of The Avengers Iron Man woke up after falling to the floor and asked, “Now what?” But that didn’t impress Robert Downey Jr.
Chris Farley was the original voice of Shrek, but after he died in 1997, Mike Myers was hired to replace him. Myers re-recorded all of Shrek’s dialogue in his natural Canadian accent, only to ask for it to be re-recorded again in the now iconic Scottish brogue.
When Samuel L. Jackson arrived in Vancouver to film Snakes in an airplane and found that New Line Cinema executives had changed the title to: Silent flight 121, he insisted that it was changed back.
Shakira thought that Gazelle, the pop star she voiced zootopia, used to be too skinny at first. She begged the makers to “give her some meat,” and they agreed, resulting in a rounder Gazelle.
In gone girl, Ben Affleck’s character had to wear a baseball cap at an airport to avoid attention, but an argument between the actor and director David Fincher over the team’s hat that production would be shut down for four days.
Michelle Rodriguez almost stop The Fast and the Furious about a love triangle between her character, Letty Ortiz, Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner, because she didn’t want to cheat “in front of millions of people”, not even fictitious.
Leonard Nimoy invented the “pinch vulcan nerve” while filming a Star Trek scene where he had to knock Captain Kirk unconscious with a phaser.
Anna Kendrick rejected a “damn problematic” storyline in Pitch Perfect 3 that would have romantically linked her character to a music manager, Theo, with whom she already had a professional relationship.
When Dwayne Johnson read the script for… rampage, he was not happy that his character, George, was supposed to die, so for about two months he argued for the survival of the main character – and won!
Liam Neeson Agreed to Star in Seth MacFarlane’s A million ways to die in the West West…as long as he has a “very broad Irish accent.”
Prince wanted a cameo role On new girl, but he made it very clear that he would not appear in the same episode as Khloé Kardashian and Kris Jenner.
Alan Rickman secretly rewritten parts of the “terrible” Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves script with two friends, Ruby Wax and Peter Barnes, met the latter for editing sessions in a Pizza Express.
Dacre Montgomery asked the Duffer Brothers, makers of Strange things, for two series that would humanize his character, Billy.
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