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Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey picture

Trivia: Sigourney won the Golden Globe Award for best actress for this film and another Golden Globe Award for best supporting actress for "Working Girl" in the same year - the first person to have done this (won 2 awards in the same year).

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Trivia: Feature debut of Barbra Streisand.

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Trivia: Although they played mother and son in this film, Debbie Reynolds (born 1932) was only twelve years older than Michael Douglas (born 1944).

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Trivia: Bruce Forsyth, who plays Arthur Lawrence, was only 7 years older than Julie Andrews, who plays his daughter Gertrude.

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Trivia: The film was to have run six hours with two intermissions, but it was cut down to four with one.

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Trivia: Danielle Darrieux plays Richard Burton's mother in this film. Darrieux (born 1917) was only eight years older than Burton (born 1925).

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Trivia: The real Charles Lindbergh was never allowed on the set of the film. Jimmy Stewart said if he showed up, all the cast would walk off. Lindbergh was hated for his pre-WW2 actives with Nazi Germany.

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Trivia: The book that this movie is based on is a fake. The author Thomas E Gaddis admitted he never met Stroud until 1962 in a courthouse in Kansas City for 30 seconds. His story came from his mother, ex-cons who knew him or he just made them up. Stroud was never allowed to see the film.

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W. (2008)

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Trivia: Christian Bale was originally cast as George W. Bush, but left the production before filming started. Josh Brolin was cast at the last minute instead.

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Trivia: The Grand National sequence towards the end of the film combines filmed footage with real footage of the 1983 Grand National.

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Trivia: After the execution of Charles I / Alec Guiness, Oliver Cromwell / Richard Harris returns to his home. Sitting by the fire, he is consoled by his wife: he can now put the cares and worries of war and politics behind him, and enjoy a quiet life as a country gentleman. This cosy domesticity is rudely interrupted when some of his old colleagues arrive to tell him tell him that he is now needed to run the country. He protests that, as a country gentleman he would be unfit for such a role, but he reluctantly assumes power. In fact, by the time of Charles I's execution Oliver Cromwell was one of the most powerful political figures and military commanders in Britain, and actively continued commanding armies in Ireland, Scotland and England, and involving himself in government. Although rejecting a suggestion that he should be crowned king (after much deliberation), he was quite willing to take the title of 'Lord Protector' and govern England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales until his death in 1658.

Rob Halliday
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Trivia: Although Adrian Brody was officially the star of "Hollywoodland," his character (private detective Louis Simo) was a completely fictional role in the movie. Virtually all of the other characters in the film are based on real people, but there never was a Louis Simo, and he's not based on any actual person (s). George Reeves' mother did hire an attorney and a detective agency in real life; however, "Hollywoodland" director Allen Coulter said that the character of Louis Simo wasn't even partially based on anyone in real life.

Charles Austin Miller
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Trivia: Of the 2015 Academy Award nominees, it was the only film to earn nominations in both the Leading Actor and Leading Actress categories.

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Trivia: Although Edie McClurg plays Stephen Shellen's mother, she is only six years older than Shellen in real life.

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Trivia: In the book by Julie Powell on which this film is based, Julie mentions that she has tickets to see a play featuring Stanley Tucci. In this film, Tucci plays the character of Paul Child.

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Trivia: The Formula 1 cars you see in this film are Formula 3 vehicles with fake F1 bodywork. They were used because Daniel Bruhl and Chris Hemsworth were not allowed to drive real Formula 1 cars.

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Trivia: Paul Jesson and Timothy Spall play father and son in this film. In real life, Jesson is only ten years older than Spall.

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Trivia: Anne Bancroft, who plays Lady Jennie Churchill, was only 10 years older than Simon Ward, who plays her son.

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Trivia: Although Eileen Heckart plays Paul Newman's mother in the film, she was only six years older than Newman.

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Trivia: In the movie, Sandy shows up at the premiere. In real life, Sandy did not come to the premiere as Tommy had not invited him due to incidents on set with Tommy's behaviour. Actor Kyle Vogt also did not come for similar reasons.

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