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by Shanee Edwards
Shanee Edwards is a screenwriter who earned her master's degree at UCLA Film School. She recently won the Next MacGyver television writing competition to create a TV show about a female engineer. Her TV pilot, Ada and the Machine, is cur...
Casablanca is considered the most powerful love story of the 20th century.
The MPA board began to allow the words "damn" and "hell" in 1939, just a month before the film's release.
This line wasn't even in the original script, but was improvised by Scheider.
This line remains in the American vernacular, meaning one has entered a new and unfamiliar world.
Rick is speaking about Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman), of course.
"May the Force be with you," was first uttered by Gen. Dodonna, not Obi-Wan Kenobi, as many people believe.
Travis uses this line in front of the mirror to practice being tough.
Both Edward Norton and Brad Pitt took boxing and taekwondo lessons prior to filming.
Actor David Prowse wore the costume and didn't know that James Earl Jones would do the voice.
Of course that offer never included money, just a coffin.
This simple phrase with a few heel clicks allowed Dorothy Gale to access her true power.
Billy Crystal was supposed to say the line but director Rob Reiner instead gave it to his mother, Estelle.
Rick may have lost of the love of his life, but at least he gained a friend in Louie (Claude Raines).
This understated introduction tells you everything you need to know.
Oh, Heath. The entire world misses you.
Mandy Patinkin says people quote this line back to him at least once a day.
Paris was the city where Rick and Elsa (Ingrid Bergman) fell in love before World War II.
Actor Michael Cera claims he auditioned for the role of Cole, but Osment was cast instead.
In real life, it was astronaut Jack Swiger who said, "Okay Houston, we've had a problem here."
O.J. Simpson was considered for the part of the Terminator, but the producers thought he was too nice.
Writer Aaron Sorkin first wrote A Few Good Men as a stage play before it was turned into a movie.
This line is used in all five Die Hard movies. It translates to "here eat this" in the Urdo language.
This film launghed Rene Zellweger to stardom after she beat out actresses like Molly Ringwald and Uma Thurman.
Billy Crystal has stated that he regrets turning down the role of Buzz Lightyear.
It's rumored that E.T.'s face is a combination of Albert Einstein, a pug dog and Carl Sandburg, the poet.
Tom Hanks gained 30 pounds for the role.
Director Mike Nichols cast Hoffman because he had a natural awkwardness that seemed right for Ben.
This scene took three days to film and Nicholson hacked through 60 doors with an axe.
The oringial title of the film was Best Performance but was changed by producer Darryl F. Zanuck.
Aeromexico was the only airline ever to show the film as part of their in-flight entertainment.
Dustin Hoffman was originally planning to direct and star in the film. He ended up dropping out.
Marlon Brando is said to have showed up on set drunk, overweight and not knowing his lines.
While the line, "Take the gun" was in the script, actor Castellano is said to have improvised the rest.
The role of Jerry Maguire was originally written for Tom Hanks.
Robert De Niro was offered the role of Tony Montana but declined.
Frank Sinatra almost played the lead role when Brando intially refused the part.
Spacey glued his fingers together to make his disability look more real.
Christopher Lloyd still wants to do another film where he and Marty time-travel back to Ancient Rome.
Now considered a holiday classic, the film flopped when it was released in 1946.
Mae West turned down the role of Norma Desmond because she didn't think she was old enough to play her.
Al Pacino developed pneumonia while shooting in Italy, and the production was delayed for a month.
This is perhaps the most famous movie about disgruntled workers.
Rock band Guns and Roses used this line in their song "Civil War."
Tom Hanks declined taking a salary for the movie and instead took percentage points, which earned him $40 million.
While the producers wanted Matthew McConnaghey to play Jack, director James Cameron insisted on DiCaprio.
The original title of the film was Shoeless Joe Jackson, but it didn't score well with test audiences.
The shaken Martini is mentioned twice in Dr. No and referred to again in later Bond movies.
Kathleen Turner is not credited for voicing Jessica Rabbit. Her songs were performed by Amy Irving.
DeGeneres is reprising her role as Dory in Finding Dory that opens June 17, 2016.
Hannibal Lecter is the quinessential movie cannibal and will always terrify us.
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