“The Godfather”! “Star Wars!” Simon Cowell! My Favorite Movie Trivia!

Simon Cowell Shining

Simon Cowell’s “The Shining!”

Wh-wh-WHAT?!?!??!!?

Yes, Simon Cowell was part of the creative team on Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece! It’s just one of my favorite pieces of movie trivia.

Here is more great trivia:

Robert DeNiro audition for The Godfather

Robert DeNiro IS Sonny Corleone!

That’s right, before he was cast as Don Corleone in “The Godfather Part II”, DeNiro auditioned for the role of hot-headed Sonny…

James-Caan

Great “Godfather” Movie Trivia!

James Caan was brilliant as Sonny – and Marlon Brando not only won the Best Actor Oscar for his role as “The Godfather”, behind the scenes he was brilliant as well!

Marlon Brando The Godfather

Brando was a notorious practical joker – read all of his behind-the-scenes gags here:

https://johnrieber.com/2014/07/19/the-godfather-screen-tests-robert-deniro-is-sonny-corleone-godfather-trivia/

There is so much more great “Godfather” trivia as well, like this:

The Godfather real horse head

The Horse Head Was Real!

That’s right: the shocked reaction you see onscreen is real, as that was an actual horse head in the bed! Read all about this classic piece of movie trivia here:


https://johnrieber.com/2013/03/20/brandos-cue-cards-real-horse-heads-the-godfathers-best-stories/

Here is another piece of movie trivia I love, courtesy of “Star Wars”:

SAM-JONES-FLASH-GORDON-facebook

Sam Jones As “Han Solo!”

Sam Jones was “Flash Gordon”, but did you know that Han Solo is directly a result of this film? George Lucas tells you how “Star Wars” came from “Flash Gordon” – read it here:

https://johnrieber.com/2014/04/05/how-flash-gordon-created-star-wars-sam-jones-the-original-han-solo/

And finally, who would’ve thought THIS?

Simon Cowell trivia


Simon Cowell Worked On “The Shining!”

Yes, Simon Cowell was on the same set as Stanley Kubrick and Jack Nicholson! Read all about that movie trivia – and more – by clicking here:

https://johnrieber.com/2015/01/04/simon-cowell-was-shining-debra-winger-is-e-t-wildest-movie-facts/

Let me know what your favorite movie trivia is!

Simon Cowell Shining



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9 replies

  1. Ahhhh, John, I think you may just have ruined The Shining for me – I am not a Simon Cowell fan at all.

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  2. Reblogged this on johnrieber and commented:

    Sunday morning movie trivia in case you get a call to be on “Jeopardy”

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  3. I don’t know any movie trivia, John, so found the whole thing very interesting. Despite my fascination with films, I never got into the trivia aspect, and it is engrossing indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. Funny post. I hadn’t heard of any of the is. Interesting, John.

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