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Anthony Hopkins was only on screen for 16 minutes during The Silence of the Lambs!

Anthony Hopkins holds the record for least on screen time while still winning an Academy Award for the role. This role, of course, was for Hannibal Lectar in the film: The silence of the Lambs. The film has been internationally recognized, has some what of a cult following, and even has a few interesting facts surrounding it!

Have you heard any of these interesting facts? - The movie was released on Valentine's day in 1991 - Dr Lectar was based on many people one of which was Charles Manson. Anthony Hopkins noticed that Manson very rarely blinked, and he tried to do the same while on camera. In fact, Hopkins doesn't blink ONCE during the entire movie!

If you haven't seen the film, read a few more facts on your favorite website and then take some time out of your day, and watch a cinematic masterpiece!


If you ever hear a Shakespearian actor use "Nub" in a line, it means he forgot his dialog!

This is kind of an open secret in the Shakespearian acting community. There's this thing called a 'nub,' a passage that means very little but sounds very much like something Shakespeare wrote. It's used by actors to cover up a lapse in their memory and to signal to their fellow actors to help them out.

You had to 'nub' early on the sentence to indicate that you had 'dried.' For example Donald Wolfit, nubbed like this once: "List, I sense a nubbing in far glens, where minnows swoop the pikey deep which is unpiked less pikey be, cross-bolted in their crispy muffs and choose the trammelled way . . . Oh freeze my soul in fitful sleep lest wind-filled sprites bequim the air and take us singly or in threes in mad agog or lumpsome nub, aghast to Milford Haven."

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The famous credits scene in The Avengers wasn't even thought of until after the movie premiered!

When a movie like “The Avengers” comes around, you know there has to be some fun and interesting trivia tacked on. It's impossible to gather such a large group of A-list actors, beloved characters finally meeting in one film after years of waiting, and a comedic writer and director to boot and not get some behind-the-scenes gold.

One of the more interesting tidbits has to do with the final scene after the credits role. The Avengers are sitting around a table, enjoying some victory schwarma after a long, tough fight. It seems like the perfect, down-to-Earth way to end such an epic battle—but it almost didn't happen. Originally, Tony Stark was to fall back to Earth, wake up, and ask “What's next?” Robert Downy Jr. Wanted something a little more interesting, and thus the schawarma restaurant scene was added a day after the global premiere, meaning it didn't even make the original release.

The bet payed off though, especially for local shawarma restaurant owners. Since the scene, shawarma sales have skyrockted in Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Boston, becoming a favorite to many that probably didn't even know what it was before their favorite super heroes ate it.


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Neil Flynn's character 'the Janitor' was supposed to only appear in the first episode of Scrubs. Why did they keep him?

When Neil Flynn auditioned for 'Scrubs,' he was aiming for the role of Dr. Cox, but he was given the role of the Janitor instead. Flynn was originally only supposed to appear in the first episode entitled 'My First Day,' but he was so popular in the role that he became a regular character only known as the Janitor. The Janitor devotes much of his energy to menacing the young Dr. John "J.D." Dorian in this TV show.

Although his role in Scrubs was the most visible at that point, he had other smaller roles in TV shows and movies, including That '70's Show, Baby's Day Out, CSI, My Boys, Seinfeld, and Smallville. He filmed a pilot for The Middle, but signed a second position one-year deal for Scrubs season nine in case The Middle wasn't picked up. The Middle was picked up but he still made a guest appearance in the season nine premiere of Scrubs.

Neil Flynn performs regularly with his improv group Beer Shark Mice. Voted Chicago Improv Festival's Ensemble of the Year and considered one of the best long-form improvisational groups in the country, the cast boasts an impressive list of credits, both collectively and individually. The cast includes veteran comedians Mike Coleman, Pat Finn, Pete Hulne, David Koechner and Paul Vaillancourt.


When he went for the audition, Dean Norris thought 'Breaking Bad' was a comedy. So how did he get the part?

When Dean Norris auditioned for the show 'Breaking Bad', he thought it was a comedy. When he read the audition script he thought it was rather funny. When speaking about his role as Hank to Conan, he referred to it as being a "black comedy."

When he went for the audition, he wasn't sure how to play it. He says: "I was like, conflicted. I was like, well this is funny to me, but I could tell… well, my agents and whoever said it is a drama. So I said no, I'm gonna go with my gut and I'm gonna make it funny. So that's what we did."

Despite the fact that the writers did not have comedy in mind when developing the character of Hank Schrader, Norris' comedy angle actually led him to portray a deeper and more multi-faceted version of the character.

Fans responded really well to this complex character and one fan writes: "Hank really strikes me as one of the most tragic characters. He's similar to Walt/Heisenberg in that he has a facade he puts on with all of his bravado, but deep down, he's really not such a big bad ass."

It seems that Dean's initial confusion about which genre the show fell under was, in fact, a blessing in disguise.



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