From WatchMojo.com to preshows in film theaters to… nicely, TopTenz, everybody needs to supply small novelty items of details about beloved films. Sadly, the excessive demand implies that the product has gotten a bit diluted over time. Misunderstandings and even outright lies now permeate the popular culture panorama. We’re inclined to imagine lots of them if for no different purpose than the popularity that folks have in present enterprise for being bizarre, or for loopy issues to occur when hundreds of thousands of are spent on make imagine.
Right here at TopTenz there’s an excessive amount of respect for the reality to let that stand. Properly, not less than we need to assist our readers put some smug individuals who suppose they’re the neatest individuals on the planet as a result of they know some piece of trivia of their place.
10. Alien’s Gender Flip
Since Ellen Ripley’s standing as the principle character (and sole survivor, not counting the cat) of the Alienfranchise was a shock within the authentic movie of the sequence, the half being performed by Sigourney Weaver as a substitute of, say, her then-more well-known male co-star Tom Skerritt made it a topic of lots of dialogue from 1979 onwards. One of many claims that popped up over time was that the character was initially meant to be male. This appears to be a carryover from the genderflipped character Ruth Leavitt within the barely much less well-known 1971 science fiction basic The Andromeda Pressure.
None apart from screenwriter Dan O’Bannon refuted the story. He clarified that, deliberately, not one of the characters have been gender particular in his script in order that the casting director might care for that. He had even included notes about this determination on the final web page of his authentic screenplay. We’ll go away it as much as the reader to determine what if something this says about gender roles in fiction.
9. Johnny Depp/Jackie Earle Haley
It’s a basic story of an audition with a comical twist: Somebody who doesn’t even intend to be an actor is simply going together with a buddy to audition for a job. Seems the casting director prefers the buddy who wasn’t desiring to act, and that individual goes on to be an enormous star. One thing similar to that occurred to Bob Hoskins, for instance. The only most well-known instance of this could probably be in 1983, when Jackie Earle Haley introduced Johnny Depp together with him for a job in A Nightmare on Elm Avenue and ended up launching his buddy’s profession. Then for a enjoyable coincidence, Jackie Earle Haley was solid as Freddy Krueger for the 2010 remake.
Besides… no. Haley clarified in an interview in Esquire that each one this speak of him and Depp on the audition was only a rumor. He doesn’t even know what the origin of the rumor might have been, simply that him not bringing Depp there was crystal clear.