December 15, 2008

I'm ready for trivia night.

As I write the reviews that have sort of taken over the blog as of late, I stumble upon all sorts of random trivia, some of which just can’t be woven into actual entries.

Here’s just a taste of some miscellaneous factoids I’ve picked up over the last few months:
  • ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ was the first movie produced by Michael Douglas, when he was just 31. His father – Kirk Douglas – had owned the rights to the movie for years, and had originally planned to star in it himself.
  • Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito have been married since 1982. Consider them totally on my list of Couples that Just Can’t Break Up.
  • Jack Nicholson has four children, from three different women, and hasn’t been on a talk show since 1971.
  • Robert Duvall, Jimmy Stewart, Katherine Hepburn and Robert De Niro are the most represented actors on the AFI Top 100 Movie List.
  • Buddies for life Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn became friends when working on ‘Rudy’. Did you even remember that they were in that? Me either.
  • Will Ferrell is from Irvine, California! (That's the OC, yo)
  • Jay Mohr was on Saturday Night Live in the early 90s. I had no idea he ever did something legitimate.
  • Viggo Mortensen is 50 years old. Isn’t that older than you’d think?
  • Though she was raised in Australia, Naomi Watts was actually born in England. Her dad was a sound engineer for Pink Floyd.
More will follow, of this I’m sure.