We all know the first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. Well, call me a rebel because this post is all a bout the hidden facts of Fight Club. The hidden facts that you probably missed when you watched the movie for the first or even the hundredth time.
1. At the beginning of the movie, there is a second, 1 second, warning that states this.
2. The director, David Fincher, confirmed that there is at least one Starbucks cup in every scene of the movie
3. Before Brad Pitt, the producers wanted Russel Crowe to play the role of Tyler Durden.
4. The font used for the title and credits is called “Fight This”
5. While filming the above scene Edward Norton was completely nude from the waste down.
6. To look like sagging breasts, Bob’s fat suit was filled with bird seeds and weighed over 100 pounds.
7. Brad Pitt didn’t want his parents to watch the movie. They insisted but changed their minds and actually turned it off after seeing the chemical burn scene.
8. Marla Singer’s phone number is the same number as Teddy’s in Memento, Hong Kong’s restaurant in Harriet The Spy, and Eddie’s phone number in Someone Like You.
9. Prior to filming, makeup artist Julie Pearce studied UFC bouts to see what kind of makeup effects were needed for the film, as she had never done “realistic fight makeup” before.
10. On this scene, you will notice the camera shakes a little bit, that is because the camera man couldn’t stop laughing.
11. Both Brad Pitt and Edward Norton took basic lessons in boxing, Taekwondo and grappling, and also studied hours of UFC programming.
12. Additionally, they both took soap-making classes from the boutique company Auntie Godmother.
13. During rehearsals, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton found out that they both hated the new Volkswagen Beetle with a passion, and for the scene where Tyler and The Narrator are hitting cars with baseball bats, Pitt and Norton insisted that one of the cars be a Beetle.
14. Filming lasted 138 days, with over 300 scenes shot on 200 locations and 72 sets constructed by production designer Alex McDowell.
15. On the scene where they are drunk hitting golf balls, they really are drunk and the golf balls are sailing directly into the side of the catering truck.
16. Tyler Durden flashes up on-screen four times before he is formally introduced to the audience.
17. Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk was inspired to write Fight Club after he was beaten up on a camping trip for complaining to his neighbors about the noise. When he returned to work the next day with a bruised face, nobody asked him what had happened and instead pretended not to notice.
18. Helena Bonham Carter requested that all her makeup was done by the artist’s left hand as she didn’t believe that her character, Marla Singer, would be good at it.
19. Helena Bonham Carter and Brad Pitt spent three whole days recording orgasm sounds for their unseen sex scene.
20. In an early scene, Brad Pitt appears in an advert for Bridgeworth Suites on the narrator’s television.
21. The breath in the cave scene is actually Leonardo DiCaprio’s breath from ‘Titanic’.
22. When the narrator is writing and sending haikus from his desk at work, the names on the email list are actually those of crew members and production assistants.
23. Brad Pitt’s salary was 7 times the amount of his co-stars.
24. This hit was supposed to be fake, but just before cameras rolled, Fincher whispered in Norton’s ear to hit Pitt in the ear. Norton did as he was told, which makes Pitt’s reaction real.
25. Helena Bonham Carter wore platform shoes to help close up the difference in height between her and Edward Norton and Brad Pitt.
26. Marla’s smoking gave Helena Bonham Carter bronchitis
27. Edward Norton’s character in Fight Club is actually never named.
Be honest, how many of these Fight Club movie facts did you actually know? Fight Club was created in October 1999 which means this epic film is over 20 years old and it is a favorite to many people.