10 Insane Movie Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Celebrating movie trivia in all its glory.

When it comes to movie trivia, the internet is seriously abundant with the stuff - most of it useless and interesting to very few people, save for the most dedicated of movie nerds and people who don't have jobs.

But sometimes an instance of movie trivia will come along with the power to stop you in your tracks completely. Movie trivia so darn good, that you can't go on with your day until you've sent an email to everyone you know or made a point of standing up at work and shouting it across the office (in these rare cases, your boss will not disapprove, and a raise might be on the cards).

To celebrate awesome movie trivia in all its glory, here's 10 amazing movie facts that just might blow your mind...

10. Sigourney Weaver Made That "Impossible" Basketball Shot For Real - Alien: Resurrection

Sigourney Weaver Alien
20th Century Fox

Alien: Resurrection is considered to be a somewhat naff entry in the Alien canon, and that's partly because it's an Alien film with a basketball scene in it. What is a basketball scene doing in a movie like this, right? It's Alien! Still, there's a sort of reason why this moment exists - it's to showcase how badass the "new" Ripley is, and sees her attempting to make an extremely tricky shot from past centre court without looking. Sigourney Weaver wasn't ever supposed to pull this off, by the way, nor was she ever expected to - it was always the intention of the director to use CGI to achieve the effect. Nah. Declaring something along the lines of "CGI is for wimps," Weaver actually did it for real within a couple of takes.

Look at Ron Pearlman's face when she makes the impossible shot... he can't believe just how freakin' cool she is! Frankly, neither can we.


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