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These Are the ‘Star Wars’ Special Editions Facts You’re Looking For

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by ScreenCrush Staff January 27, 2017 @ 11:10 AM
You know that James Earl Jones provided the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars films. But did you know when Star Wars was first released in 1977, Jones was not listed in the closing credits? Over the years he’s claimed that the reason for the omission was his belief that he hadn’t done enough work to deserve billing, and later confessed that he worried that if he was credited he would be typecast as a bad guy for the rest of his career. Jones’ name was added to the credits of the film when it was released in 1997 in its “Special Edition.” That’s just one of the Star Wars Special Edition facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Ride or Die With These Vin Diesel Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff January 26, 2017 @ 10:39 AM
Vin Diesel quickly rose through the ranks of Hollywood after Steven Spielberg cast him in a small role in his war film Saving Private Ryan. But did you know Spielberg hired Diesel after admiring his work in a short film that Diesel himself wrote and directed? The film, titled Multi-Facial, was shot in three days for just $3,000, and starred Diesel in a loosely autobiographical story about his struggles in the film industry. The short was widely acclaimed, and even played the Cannes Film Festival. That’s just one of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Park It Right Here for Secrets of the Sundance Film Festival

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by ScreenCrush Staff January 17, 2017 @ 8:42 AM
Every movie lover in the world has heard of the Sundance Film Festival. But did you know the festival was originally called the Utah/US Film Festival? When it was founded in 1978, it was located in Salt Lake City. The first year’s lineup included classics like Mean Streets, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Sweet Smell of Success. The festival moved to nearby Park City in 1981, and a decade later officially switched its name to the Sundance Film Festival. That’s just one of the Sundance facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

How Do You Say ‘You Think You Know Minions?’ in Minionese?

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 30, 2016 @ 9:19 AM
You probably know Minions, the spinoff of Despicable Me starring those lovably fiendish yellow henchmen, was a big hit in the summer of 2015. But did you know Minions is the first non-Disney animated movie to make more than $1 billion worldwide? (The Disney movies that have done it are Zootopia, Finding Dory, Toy Story 3, and Frozen.) That’s just one of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

These Matthew McConaughey Facts Are Better Than All Right

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by Matt Singer December 28, 2016 @ 11:07 AM
You know that Matthew McConaughey’s big breakthrough as an actor was as Wooderson in Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused. But did you know Wooderson was originally intended as a very small part? After Linklater cast McConaughey in the role (after he grew a mustache and longer hair to prove he wasn’t too handsome for the part), and the actor repeatedly impressed the director with his improvisations and comedy, he beefed up Wooderson’s screen time considerably. That’s just one of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Someday a Real Rain Will Come and Wash These ‘Taxi Driver’ Facts Off the Internet

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 22, 2016 @ 8:58 AM
It’s one of the most famous lines in movie history: “You talkin’ to me?” But did you know that signature dialogue from Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver wasn’t even in Paul Schrader’s original script? Robert De Niro improvised it on set, after hearing Bruce Springsteen of all people say it at a concert a few days before shooting the scene. At the concert, during a particularly loud burst of applause, The Boss feigned humility and joked “You talkin’ to me?” De Niro remembered the moment and used it in the film to make history. That’s just one of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Get Your Jollies With These ‘Christmas Vacation’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 14, 2016 @ 12:19 PM
You might know that National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation was written by John Hughes, the guy behind ’80s classics like The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. But did you know that before Hughes became a filmmaker he was a contributor to the National Lampoon magazine? In fact, he based his Christmas Vacation screenplay on one of his old Lampoon pieces, “Christmas ’59.” That’s just one of the cheerful facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Learn the Secrets of ‘The Secret Life of Pets’

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 12, 2016 @ 10:18 AM
You probably know that The Secret Life of Pets was produced by Illumination Entertainment, the animation studio behind Despicable Me and Minions. But did you know the Minions make several hidden cameos in Secret Life of Pets? It’s true; look for them in the fridge at Max’s house and on the bedside table of the guinea pig’s owner. That’s just one of the despicable facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Hey Girl, You Think You Know Ryan Gosling?

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 9, 2016 @ 10:46 AM
If you’re a Ryan Gosling fan, you know that he catapulted to stardom in The Notebook. But did you know the director of the film, Nick Cassavetes, cast Gosling because he thought he was “the exact opposite” of his character? “You’re not handsome, you’re not cool,” Cassevetes told Gosling (according to Gosling). “You’re just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts.” Gosling wasn’t offended and took the part, and the rest is history. That’s just one of the cool facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!