Jack was nearly played by Matthew McConaughey, and Rose was nearly played by Claire Danes.

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
According to Rolling Stone, Tupac was up for the role that eventually went to Samuel L. Jackson.

Independence Day
The United States military was originally going to supply costumes, props – and even planes – to be used in the film, but they withdrew their support upon learning that Area 51 was part of the plot.

Forrest Gump
The movie was adapted from the book Forrest Gump, which featured a Forrest who was 6’6″, 242 pounds, and had a huge penis.

The Sixth Sense
The executive who bought the screenplay for Disney ended up losing his job over the purchase.

Men in Black
The “known aliens” briefly put on screen at the Men in Black headquarters include Sylvester Stallone, Danny DeVito, Al Roker, Isaac Mizrahi, George Lucas, director Barry Sonnenfeld and his daughter Chloe, Dionne Warwick, Newt Gingrich, Tony Robbins, and the film’s executive producer Steven Spielberg.

The Matrix

Russell Crowe, Samuel L. Jackson, and the legendary Sean Connery all turned down the chance to play Morpheus.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid an incredible $21,429 per word he uttered in the movie. Arnold’s Terminator wasn’t very talkative, so he only spoke 700 words total. Since he was paid $15 million for the film, that means he banked $85,716 simply for saying “Hasta la vista, baby.” Considering the success of the movie (and the iconic line), it was worth it!

To give one tornado a distinctive sound, the sound designers altered a recording of a camel’s moan, lowering the pitch until it created a creepy, cavernous sound.

Home Alone
Writer/director John Hughes wrote the screenplay in just nine days – and the last 44 pages in just eight hours – after a stressful family trip to Europe that left him thinking, “What if one of my kids has been accidentally left behind at home?”