I've been reading this book called Hollywood Insider Secrets, and I thought I'd share with you what I thought are some of the most interesting tidbits.
Brad Pitt didn't get famous from acting talent or good looks. A producer actually spotted him riding his bike with no hands. It turns out, it actually was as impressive as he thought it was.
Similarily, Tobey Maguire was not recruited for acting talent or looks, he was spotted on the subway, drumming on his lap along to his iPod.
Many have heard about a yet to be discovered Quentin Tarantino famously throwing his first script over Harvey Keitel's fence. What most people don't know is what that actual script looked like:
Significant and irrevocable damage will be done to the space time continuum if Daniel Day Lewis ever takes a part as an Irish method actor.
Actor Breckin Meyer (of Garfield fame) has been given all of his roles by accident, and then no one wanted to tell him.
George Lucas' original title for Star Wars was, "In This Space Place A Lot Of Things Happen."
Ron Howard thinks that Tom Hanks is his best friend, but he's not Tom Hanks' best friend, and Tom Hanks thinks that Ron Howard is his best friend but he's not Ron Howard's best friend. They are best friends.
The original plan of the Bilderberg Group was for Maury Povich to be more powerful than Oprah Winfrey. Alas, on the day of his first show he got a lot of burrs stuck on him and was forced to pull out. Those who possess the truth still heed the word of Povich.
In a startling number of films that feature Elijah Wood, Mr. Wood is being stood in for by a squirrel standing on top of another squirrel.
Tim Burton pitches every movie the same way, like this: "You're gonna have to bear with me here guys, this one's a little kookie. But I think you're gonna like it, we're giving Johnny Depp a really interesting haircut."
"You can't pass."