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Jeff Cohen got the chicken pox after he got the role of Chunk. He showed up to the set anyway, afraid that they would have replaced him otherwise.
The Goonies (1985)

Jeff Cohen got the chicken pox after he got the role of Chunk. He showed up to the set anyway, afraid that they would have replaced him otherwise.

The Goonies (1985)

Gollum is missing his left ear lobe. This is due to an air trap in the casting that was made for Peter Jackson’s approval of the figure. When looking at the casting, the design team concluded that it should stay that way since it looked like a battle wound that might have occurred during Gollum’s past adventures.
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

Gollum is missing his left ear lobe. This is due to an air trap in the casting that was made for Peter Jackson’s approval of the figure. When looking at the casting, the design team concluded that it should stay that way since it looked like a battle wound that might have occurred during Gollum’s past adventures.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

A floor plan of Bag End made by WETA.
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

A floor plan of Bag End made by WETA.

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

In the scene where Frodo is leaving everyone behind at Emyn Muil to take up the quest on his own, divers went into the water to make sure it would be free of any sharp objects or debris for Sean Astin to run into when Sam goes chasing after him. Although they gave the OK, Sean ended up stepping on a piece of glass that completely pierced his foot from top to bottom, requiring a helicopter to transport him to the nearest hospital and several stitches.
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

In the scene where Frodo is leaving everyone behind at Emyn Muil to take up the quest on his own, divers went into the water to make sure it would be free of any sharp objects or debris for Sean Astin to run into when Sam goes chasing after him. Although they gave the OK, Sean ended up stepping on a piece of glass that completely pierced his foot from top to bottom, requiring a helicopter to transport him to the nearest hospital and several stitches.

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The cast was not allowed to see the pirate ship before the scene was shot. When they did see it, some of the kids said “Holy shit!” The scene had to be re-shot without them cursing.
The Goonies (1985)

The cast was not allowed to see the pirate ship before the scene was shot. When they did see it, some of the kids said “Holy shit!” The scene had to be re-shot without them cursing.

The Goonies (1985)

A normal major motion picture averages about 200 effects shots. This film had 1488.
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

A normal major motion picture averages about 200 effects shots. This film had 1488.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

The Minas Tirith set was built on the same site as Helm’s Deep, after the Helm’s Deep scenes had been shot and pieces of Helm’s Deep were altered and built on top and around the existing pieces for the Minas Tirith set.
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

The Minas Tirith set was built on the same site as Helm’s Deep, after the Helm’s Deep scenes had been shot and pieces of Helm’s Deep were altered and built on top and around the existing pieces for the Minas Tirith set.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)



John Rhys-Davies developed an allergic reaction to his makeup.


Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

John Rhys-Davies developed an allergic reaction to his makeup.

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Ian McKellen’s first  day of shooting on the trilogy was Gandalf’s first scene, arriving in  Hobbiton. His second day of shooting was Gandalf’s final scene of the  film, at the Gray Havens.
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

Ian McKellen’s first day of shooting on the trilogy was Gandalf’s first scene, arriving in Hobbiton. His second day of shooting was Gandalf’s final scene of the film, at the Gray Havens.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

The first shot of Sam’s arm coming into frame holding Sting towards Shelob is actually Peter Jackson’s arm
The Lord of the Kings: The Return of the King (2003)

The first shot of Sam’s arm coming into frame holding Sting towards Shelob is actually Peter Jackson’s arm

The Lord of the Kings: The Return of the King (2003)

Sometimes it's what we don't see that's important.

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