Clothing and smears of charcoal were used to conceal Johnny Depp's numerous tattoos. The "Jack Sparrow" tattoo on his arm in the movie is a fake, but he got a real replica after finishing the film, in honor of his son Jack.
Keira Knightley revealed on a talk show that during the filming of the movie, she had to constantly have padding to make her chest appear "like there's something there."
Robert De Niro was offered the role of Captain Jack Sparrow but he declined thinking that the movie wouldn't do well in the box office as many other pirate movies in the past. He was proved wrong and so he accepted the role of Captain Shakespeare in the movie Stardust (2007).
Benedict Cumberbatch and Alan Turing are actually related in real life. According to the family history site Ancestry.com, the two are 17th cousins with family relations dating back to the 14th century. Both are said to be related to John Beaufort, the first Earl of Somerset, through Cumberbatch and Turing's respective paternal lines.
In its review of the film, The New York Times has indicated a parental warning for "advanced mathematics." The complete notice reads, "'The Imitation Game' is rated PG-13 (parents strongly cautioned). Illicit sex, cataclysmic violence and advanced math, most of it mentioned rather than shown."
Leonardo DiCaprio was originally slated to star.
Kathryn Stockett's book, on which this film is based, was rejected sixty times before it was eventually published.
Jessica Chastain, a vegan, ate soy ice cream melted in the microwave to gain weight for the role of Celia Foote.
Katy Perry was almost cast in "a small role" but had to turn the role down, due to scheduling conflicts with the release of her album "Teenage Dream."
Swedish title: Niceville.
Initially Alec Guinness was only offered four of the roles; it was Guinness himself who insisted on playing all eight.
In addition to the eight roles played by Alec Guinness, a painting may be seen in the Duke's castle showing an ancestor - a painting for which Guinness sat.
Alec Guinness described director Robert Hamer as a man "who looked and sounded like an endearing but scornful frog".
The swords used by Miho (Devon Aoki) in this film are the same ones used by some of the Crazy 88 in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003). That film's director, Quentin Tarantino, had been keeping them in the back of his garage.
Jessica Simpson auditioned for the role of Nancy Callahan.
The shape of Elijah Wood's chin was changed subtly in post-production to give him a more unsettling appearance.
This film was very rarely shown in France until recently, and the torture scenes were cut in the US and UK.
The movie is famous for using almost only non-professional actors, who were chosen primarily for their resemblance to the people they play, acting skills being secondary. Director Gillo Pontecorvo got the performances he wanted from them by careful lighting, adequate staging and skillful directing.
Most of the cast were dubbed as they were all non-professionals.
The Swedish title is "A damned afternoon".
The entire film is mostly improvised, though around the script. After rehearsing the script for weeks with his cast, Sidney Lumet took the improvisations that were made while rehearsing and made that the official screenplay.
During production, Al Pacino reportedly only slept a couple hours a night, ate sparingly, and would sometimes take cold showers; this was in order to emphasize Sonny's disheveled, exhausted and yet wired appearance.
The real robbers got $213,000 in the robbery.
The stunt where the man crawled under the carousel was not done with trick photography. Alfred Hitchcock claimed that this was the most dangerous stunt ever performed under his direction, and would never allow it to be done again.
This was the last full feature for Robert Walker who died eight months after filming finished from an allergic reaction to a drug.
Alfred Hitchcock's cameo in the film was directed by his daughter, Patricia Hitchcock.
This film is based on the real life of legendary hockey player Mirranjan Negi.
The girls in the cast were trained in a 3-4 month hockey camp so that the game play doesn't look artificial in the movie.
This film sparked a national resurgence of interest in the sport. Within days of the film's appearance, sales of hockey sticks shot up by 30%.
Alan Tudyk, who plays K-2SO, improvised the slap across Cassian's face on Jedha.
This is the first Star Wars film in which no one mentions the name "Skywalker."
The film was shipped to theaters under the name "Los Alamos." Los Alamos, New Mexico is the location where the 1st tests of the atomic bomb invented during World War II took place. The atom bomb was a loose inspiration for the Death Star.