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10 Debunked Movie Myths You Totally Believe

Don't believe everything you read on the Internet...

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We all love a good movie urban legend, don't we? Watching a film and pointing out some obscure and often insane behind the scenes fact can make for a great conversation starter and cause you to wonder what it takes to make some of our favourite films. Often, they change the very way fans watch films in the future, having been given a new perspective on the movie playing out.

But how many of these brilliant and weird stories we've come to accept as fact are actually true?

Well, as this list will show, not many. Yes, it's true that Francis Ford Coppola put a horse head in John Marley's bed in the infamous intimidation scene, and yes, it's true that The Exorcist went through some weird on-set happenings during filming. However, many of your favourite movie legends aren't legends at all, but overblown myths spread around by the Internet so much they've been adopted as common knowledge.

Whether a clever improvisation, a morbid background set piece, or a widely believed character detail, here are 10 debunked movie myths you probably believe.

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