In the film The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Shailene Woodley was cast as Mary-Jane Watson, and even filmed scenes. But her role was cut from the film because the filmmakers felt there were too many characters and wanted to streamline the series, and have Gwen Stacy be the only love interest for the rest of the series.
Uma Thurman originally turned down the role of Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino was so desperate to have her as Mia, he ended up reading her the script over the phone, finally convincing her to take on the role.
In the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, many of the extras were actual mental patients. The cast and crew had to become accustomed to working with extras and supporting crew members who were patients at the Oregon State Mental Hospital; each member of the professional cast and crew inevitably worked closely with at least two or three mental patients.
During the shooting of the film American Psycho, Christian Bale spoke in an American accent off set at all times. At the wrap party, when he began to speak in his own British accent, many of the crew thought he was speaking that way as an accent for another film – they had thought he was American throughout the entire shoot.
For the film Schindler’s List, director Steven Spielberg was able to get permission to film inside Auschwitz, but chose not to out of respect for the victims, so the scenes of the death camp were actually filmed outside the gates on a set constructed in a mirror image of the real location on the other side.
In the 1994 film “Dumb & Dumber” Jim Carrey’s character has a chipped tooth. In real life, Jim Carrey actually has a chipped tooth. He had the cap removed off the tooth for the film in order to make his character look more deranged.