Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Arnold Schwarzenegger earned $15 million for speaking a total of 700 words of dialogue — which breaks down to $21,429 per word. The phrase "Hasta la vista, baby" cost a mere $85,716.
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) The items on Austin Powers' briefly-glimpsed "Things to Do Before I Die" list include: 1.) Become international man of mystery 2.) Save world from certain doom 3.) Find true love 4.) Go to outer space 5.) Travel through time backward and forward 6.) Be cryogenically frozen 7.) Catch Dr. Evil in the first act 8.) Threesome with Japanese twins 9.) Earn Daddy's respect.
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Then-struggling actor George Clooney auditioned five times for the part of sexy hitchhiker J.D., a role which director Ridley Scott ultimately gave to Brad Pitt, catapulting his career. Others in contention for the cowboy role: Scott Baio, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Christopher Atkins, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, and Alec Baldwin.
Jurassic Park (1993)
The giant Tyrannosaurus rex occasionally malfunctioned when it rained. Producer Kathleen Kennedy recalls, "The T. Rex went into the heebie-jeebies sometimes. Scared the crap out of us. We'd be, like, eating lunch, and all of a sudden a T. Rex would come alive. At first, we didn't know what was happening, and then we realized it was the rain. You'd hear people start screaming."
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Sigourney Weaver actually made the behind-the-back, half-court basketball shot successfully after two weeks of basketball tutoring. When the day came to shoot the scene, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet wanted to have the ball dropped in from above, after capturing Weaver throwing it, rather than wait for her to sink the shot herself, as that "would probably take about 200 takes." Weaver insisted that she could get the shot in herself — and sank the shot on the very first take.
Fight Club (1999) After the copyright warning on the Fight Club DVD, there is another warning from Tyler Durden, which appears only for a second: "If you are reading this, then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned ... Tyler."
Lord of the Rings (2001) The cast often had to fly to remote shoot locations by helicopter. But Sean Bean was afraid of flying. So, when the crew shot the scenes of the Fellowship crossing the snowy mountains, Bean would spend two hours every morning climbing from the base of the mountain to the set near the top, already dressed as Boromir. The cast and crew would pass him as they flew up.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2013) Scarlett Johansson was pregnant during filming. So, many of her scenes were scheduled early before she began to show. To help hide her pregnancy later in filming, three stunt doubles were hired, causing much confusion among the other actors since, according to them, all of the stunt women looked very similar to Johansson. Chris Evans stated that it got to the point where he would say hello and start a conversation with one of them, only to realize that the person he was talking to wasn't Johansson. Ultimately, CGI was used in some scenes to hide Johansson's belly.