Flashback To Your Favorite Movies Behind The Scenes
It’s always interesting to see how your favorite fictional stories were brought to reality. Everything from practical make up, special effects makeup, stop motion, animation and every visual effects trick you can think of — you will notice in the behind the scenes photos below. Enjoy!
Here we see puppeteers positioning the Alien in just the right spot.
Nothing like laying around with killer sharks for a fresh photo op? Jaws was definitely a classic by definition.
It almost looks like director Joe Dante is negotiating with the werewolf from his movie The Howling back in 1981.
Here’s a bird’s eye view of the set from Big Trouble In Little China back in 1986.
Bruce Lee looks like he already knows how he’s going to kick ass as soon as the camera starts rolling in his movie Enter The Dragon. Fun fact: one of the extras from this movie challenged Bruce to a real fight to see if he really was that good. Lee won the fight and sent the extra back to work promptly after that!
James Caan having a smoke on the set of The Godfather. Caan, Al Pacino and Diane Keaton were all paid $35,000 for their work on the movie.
Jean Reno decided to play his role as “Leon” in the movie The Professional as if he were “mentally slow” (in his own words). He wanted to avoid the audience thinking that his adult character would somehow take advantage of a vulnerable little girl (Natalie Portman who was 11 at the time).
Who’s this “Joker” hanging upside down like a bat?
Back To The Future behind the scenes.
A classic behind the scenes shot of Heath Ledger skateboarding over Christian Bale during their break on The Dark Knight.
The Joker (Heath Ledger) without his makeup on.
DiCaprio relaxing on the set of Django. It’s reported that he was quite uncomfortable with his character role due to how racist and horrible it was. However, Tarantino convinced him to go in all the way with it because if he held back, people would hold it against him forever.
Godzilla before the hundred million dollar plus visual effects post production budget existed.
A shot of just part of the massive set on the movie Inception. It took director Christopher Nolan about eight years just to get the screenplay to perfection.
Spielberg having some fun on the set of Jaws again.
Remember Johnny Depp and Winnona Ryder in the movie Edward Scissorhands?
Jurassic Park was groundbreaking for its stunning visual effects back in the 1993. The story rights by Michael Crichton were bought by Universal Studios for $2 million dollars before it was even published as a novel.
Uma Thurman having a great time on set of Kill Bill after having chopped off Lucy Liu’s head in a memorable sword fight..
Ang Lee originally considered Toby Maguire for his movie The Life of Pi, but ultimately decided he was too famous for the role and that it’d be distracting.
Leo the Lion was the mascot for MGM studios and featured in the logo. He was the seventh lion during the company’s existence including it’s predecessor Goldwyn Pictures.
Chewy was always cuttin’ up on set with the princess.
See what I was sayin’ about Chewy? 🙂
R2D2 taking a break on set.
James Cameron is known to get down and dirty with the actors.
Planet of The Apes makeup.
Even complete psychopaths like Hannibal Lector has to have snack breaks every now and then.