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Rooney Mara from 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' didn't need makeup for her brutal rape scene. The bruises were real!

Stieg Larsson is the well-known author who wrote 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' which was one of the top novels on the New York Times Best Seller List for quite some time. It was so popular that, Hollywood movie maker, David Fincher, had decided to make a movie adaptation of the book.

After dedication and preparation for her audition, Rooney Mara scored the lead role of the troubled character, Lisbeth Salander. In order to portray her character correctly, Mara dyed her hair black, bleached her eyebrows and got several piercings. She was even required to live in Stockholm for several weeks by herself prior to shooting to be able to connect with her character better.

There is a scene in the movie in which Mara's character encounters a brutal rape. In a shower scene in the movie you can see bruises all over her body. In an interview with Mara, she reveals that those bruises were real! There is a choking scene that leads up to the rape scene and in order to make it look as real as possible, some physical aggression was required. After several takes of this scene, Mara returned to her trailer. She recalls colleagues thinking that she had post-rape makeup on, but the bruises on Mara's body were indeed real showing how much of herself she put in this movie to make it so spectacular.


Bill Murray only worked on Caddyshack for 6 days!

Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis. This was Ramis’ first feature film and was a major boost to Dangerfield’s film career. The film has garnered a large cult following and has been hailed by many publications, such as Time and ESPN, as one of the funniest sports movies of all time.

The movie was inspired by writer and co-star Brian Doyle-Murray’s memories working as a caddy at Illinois. Many of the characters in the film are based on characters that he encountered through various experiences at the club.

The film was shot over 11 weeks during the autumn of 1979. However, despite being one of the main starts in the movie, Bill Murray was with the production only six days! And all of his lines were unscripted. Bill Murray’s talent and improvisation surely helped him achieve the creation of one of the best comedy movies of all times!


What's the connection between The Wonder Years and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia? Hint: It's Savage!

Recently renewed for its eleventh and twelfth seasons, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is enjoying a long run on FX and, beginning with its ninth season, FXX. Originally shot for under $200 on a digital camcorder by Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney (who star as Charlie, Denis, and Mac respectively), the show has experienced some measure of critical acclaim and garnered a cult following.

So what could it possibly have in common with squeaky clean period piece The Wonder Years? Turns out the main character of ABC's 80's hit, Fred Savage, who played adorably loveable Kevin Arnold, has grown up, graduated from Stanford, and is now producing and directing.

Among his jobs are 18 episodes of It's Always Sunny. In an interview with HoboTrashcan, when asked what it's like to work with "80's icons" like Danny DeVito and Fred Savage, the three writers and stars of the FXX hit laugh but admit that they grew up watching both DeVito and Savage.

"It's like getting to work with your heroes—minus Fred Savage," Howerton jokes. "But no, Fred's great. It's awesome working with those guys. There's a reason they've been around for awhile."


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Lindsay Lohan tied with herself for a Razzie Award! Find out what film it was for

'I Know Who Killed Me' is a 2007 horror film starring Lindsay Lohan. The story follows the disappearance of a young woman named Aubrey, who is thought to be a serial killer's next victim. After being found, she awakens as a completely different person, claiming that her name is Dakota.

Lindsey Lohan played both Aubrey and Dakota. Both roles were seen as so bad that she was nominated for a Razzie Award for BOTH of them—and 'won!' The film itself was so badly received that it was nominated for a total of 9 Razzies and 'won' 8 of them!


Comedian Rob Riggle was a long-time member of the Marines and even received a Combat Action Ribbon! How did he switch to show biz?

Most of us know Rob Riggle either from his various television and movie roles or as a standup comic, but he was also a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserves for 23 years! He served in Liberia, Kosovo and Afghanistan before becoming a public affairs officer.

In 2006, while still a member of the USMC Reserves, Riggle was hired to 'The Daily Show' as a news correspondent and was also used as their Senior Military Analyst. In 2007, he fulfilled a dream of his to bring part of America to the troops overseas when he was sent on assignment to Iraq as a correspondent by 'The Daily Show.' He left the show on good terms in 2008 to "go fight crime," and has been back a few times since then.

Riggle earned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2009. He is also a recipient of the Combat Action Ribbon for his service overseas. He acted and performed as a comedian, all while training fellow Marines in how to respond to media requests; a pretty impressive feat. Riggle publicly announced his retirement from the military via Facebook on January 1st, 2013.



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