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50 Photos Showing What Happened Behind The Scenes Of Famous Movies

The amazing talent of actors and actresses will lead you to believe they ARE the role they’re playing. Make-up and costume add to the effect to transform the talent into someone completely different on-screen. The magic of Hollywood magically creates an effect that is real to each and every one of us. What we have here is an amazing list of behind the scenes photos that is going to alter your perception of that reality. Seeing these actors and actresses in a different light really adds to the level of respect I have for their talents and helps me gain appreciation for their abilities to make us believe they are something that they’re not.

1. All this time I thought that Princess Leia had issues with Chewbacca. They look pretty cozy here.

50 Photos Showing What Happened Behind The Scenes Of Famous Movies
Amazon

2. This one totally tripped me out. The Muppets meet Luke and Yoda? Awesome!

50 Photos Showing What Happened Behind The Scenes Of Famous Movies
Muppet Wiki

3. On screen, Lisa and Loiuse Burns are super creepy. Off screen, they just look like nice, normal little girls.

50 Photos Showing What Happened Behind The Scenes Of Famous Movies
The Shining

4. Here’s Johnny! Actually, Jack, could you get out-of-the-way? Stanley Kubrick is just trying to take a picture with his daughter.

50 Photos Showing What Happened Behind The Scenes Of Famous Movies
The Shining

5. The Shining set was destroyed in a fire. Here, Stanley Kubrick is photographed laughing in the pile of charred remains.

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The Shining

6. Wait a minute. What? Kermit’s not real? This is totally Kermit looking into the eyes of his great creator.

50 Photos Showing What Happened Behind The Scenes Of Famous Movies
The Muppets

7. Look at this cute couple. Johnny Depp looks much better without all the creepy cuts, scrapes, and pasty white skin that he has on-screen while playing Edward Scissorhands.

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Edward Scissorhands

8. Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet looking quite dapper as they relax between scenes while filming Titanic.

50 Photos Showing What Happened Behind The Scenes Of Famous Movies
Titanic

9. Looks like there’s plenty of room up there, Kate. Slide over and change the outcome of the entire movie!

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Titanic

10. Behind the scenes of Ben-Hur. The guys just doubling up on a Vespa, and enjoying it a little too much.

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Ben Hur

11. Gene Wilder lends Peter Ostrum his hat for a moment.

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Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

12. Sir Anthony Hopkins breaking character, unless there are some sort of cannibalistic french fries that I don’t know about.

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The Silence Of The Lambs

13. Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu (well, most of her) having a little fun behind the scenes.

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Kill Bill

14. E.T. receives a scrub down from director Steven Spielberg.

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E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

15. Leonardo relaxing for a moment on the set of Django Unchained.

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Django Unchained

16. Heath Ledger hanging around. This scene is far more impressive when the green screen is replaced with the computer graphics effects.

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The Dark Knight

17. The Joker pulling off a kick-flip over The Dark Knight.

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The Dark Knight

18. Out of costume and make-up, Heath Ledger heads home for the day.

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The Dark Knight

19. Bill ‘Freakin’ Murray resting on the set, literally, of Fantastic Mr. Fox.

50 Photos Showing What Happened Behind The Scenes Of Famous Movies
Fantastic Mr. Fox

20. “Life is like a box of…” Here, hold this for a second Mr. Hanks

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Forest Gump

21. Good Kitty. Shooting the MGM Lion for their timeless introductory clip.

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MGM

22. Chewbacca BUSTED. Maybe this is why the princess always seems so annoyed with the dirty wookie.

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Star Wars

23. R2D2 looks awfully uncomfortable, trying to enjoy his lunch break. I don’t know why he didn’t get out, it must me more comfortable than it looks.

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Star Wars

24. Irvin Kershner reviewing the screenplay.

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Star Wars

25. I never thought I’d see Frankenstein enjoying a spot of tea.

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Frankenstein

26. You mean Godzilla was just a little dude in a costume?

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Godzilla

27. Okay, according to this photo of the train and DeLorean, Michael J. Fox is about 8 inches tall. Damn you, movie magic!

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Back To The Future

28. Harry Potter and Snape both smiling in the same picture. What’s happening here?

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Harry Potter

29. Voldemort and Dumbledore seem to be getting along. Notice though, that neither one is willing to put down their wand.

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Harry Potter

30. I thought this was an Avengers shoot? Why then, does Joss Whedon look like he’s imitating a Velociraptor?

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The Avengers

31. Looks like Apple created time travel to send Kirsten Dunst a MacBook and some headphones. The technology is definitely far ahead of the times of Marie Antionette.

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Marie Antoinette

32. Sir Ian McKellen with his Gandalf stunt and riding doubles for Lord of the Rings.

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Lord Of The Rings

33. I could have sworn that those Hobbits were like, half the height of Gandalf. My life is a lie!

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Lord Of The Rings

34. I didn’t think that wizards would need umbrellas but, whatever it takes.

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Lord Of The Rings

35. Maggie Smith is such a trooper, powering through the filming process while undergoing chemotherapy. Hat’s off to this tough lady.

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Harry Potter

36. Steven Spielberg posing in the mouth of a prop really takes the fear out of the movie Jaws.

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Jaws

37. A large group of extras has just fallen in battle. Now, hold signs and relax.

50 Photos Showing What Happened Behind The Scenes Of Famous Movies
Spartacus

38. It’s still a little creepy to me, seeing the bad guy from The Temple of Doom smiling.

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Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom

39. Boba Fett unmasked in the Star Wars Special Edition. With that mustache and those glasses, I’d put the mask back on.

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Star Wars

40. Singin’ in the Rain, without rain.

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Singin’ in the Rain

41. What? Even the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park are just suited up humans. I’m appalled.

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Jurassic Park

42. On the set of Return of the Jedi, Warwick Davis hangs out with Carrie Fisher.

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Star Wars

43. So this is really the Life of Pi. I expected more.

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Life of Pi

44. Bill Murray, Grant Rosenmeyer, and Jonah Meyerson roughhousing on the set of The Royal Tenenbaums.

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The Royal Tenenbaums

45. John Travolta and Bruce Willis wearing big smiles on the set of Pulp Fiction.

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Pulp Fiction

46. Some pretty impressive machinery was created for Inception, with Ellen Page and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Inception

47. Joel Coen and The Dude on the impressive staircase for The Big Lebowski.

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The Big Lebowski

48. MGM’s Munchkinland for The Wizard of Oz.

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Wizard of Oz

49. Look at this cute little helper on set of The Raging Bull.

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Raging Bull

50. 300 was an impressive film, but the costumes just look silly next to modern-day attire.

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300

With so many fantastic movies out there, it’s hard to think of the actors as actual real people. They’re just like you and me. They laugh, play with kids, make jokes, take breaks and eat. I hope these 50 photos helped you to see the actors in a different light and gain a little appreciation for the talent and time put into some of your favorite movies.

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