Top 30 facts about Emilia Clarke
Actress Emilia Clarke became famous for her role as Khaleesi: Stormborn Daenerys, from the house of the Targaryens, from the blood of an old Valyria, mother of dragons, queen of the Andals, Rhoynar and first people, Khaleesi of the great Dothraki sea. The name is long but memorable, especially since this role gave Emilia a chance to prove herself in cinema. Detailed facts about this actress.
Biography of Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke was born on October 23, 1986, in London. But she spent her childhood away from the big city in the town of Berkshire.
His father worked as a sound engineer, and his mother was in business. Emily has a younger brother.
She studied at Rye St Antony School and St Edward's School in Oxford. She graduated from Drama Center London in 2009.
4. Prestigious title
In 2012, readers of AskMen magazine voted her the most desirable woman of the year.
5. Before fame
Before her role as Daenerys Targaryen, she had to work multiple jobs. At one time, she worked as a bartender, a call center operator, and a waitress.
6. Memorable eyebrows
Her peers attacked her as a child because of her thick eyebrows. Then her mother told her, "Don't have sex, don't do drugs, and don't touch your eyebrows." The advice turned out to be highly successful; now, lush eyebrows and expressive facial expressions are one of the actress's main advantages.
According to the assurances of the actress herself, if not for her acting career, she would have become a singer, architect, or designer.
Since childhood, Emilia Clarke has been fond of music. He can play flute, guitar, and piano. She loves to sing, shown in several popular YouTube videos and a Broadway production.
Likes sport. He rides a horse, skates, and also goes in for rowing.
10. Hair color
Fans of "Game of Thrones" know Emilia as a blonde, but this is an unnatural hair color for her. She has dark hair, which is less likely to be recognized on the streets. The actress admitted that she likes the image of a blonde more than her natural hair color.
11. Where does she live?
Since October 2015 lived in Hampstead, London. In 2016, she purchased a house in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.
12. Social networks
Emilia Clarke's photoblog has 8,000,000 subscribers.
13. The most beautiful actress
Took first place in the 100 most beautiful people of 2012.
Emilia Clarke career
14. Love for acting
She began to show interest in acting at age three after her father took her to the musical "Show Boat," where he worked as a sound engineer.
15. School plays
Emilia Clarke's early work as an actress: one production at school, ten productions at Drama Center London. The first appearance in the film is a role in a short film for Drama Center London. Their first television appearance is the role of Saskia Mayer in the TV series "Doctors."
16. Work in the theater
The theatrical debut took place only in March 2013, but what a starring role in the Broadway production of Breakfast at Tiffany's. After the performance, she tries to communicate with fans and sign as many autographs as possible.
17. Emmy nomination
She received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013.
She starred in the movie "Terminator: Genisys" in the role of Sarah Connor.
19. She could have played 50 Shades of Grey.
I was a candidate for the role of Anastasia Steele in the acclaimed film "50 Shades of Grey" but turned down the role. One of the main reasons was the large number of nude scenes in the movie.
20. Parallel work
Between filming Game of Thrones, she starred in films such as the drama Spike Island (2012) and the comedy Dom Hemingway (2013).
21. Fresh movies
In 2016, two new films with her participation were released: "Voice from the Stone" and "Me Before You." She also played the role of Qi'ra in the movie Han Solo. Star Wars: Stories.
Game of Thrones
22. Main role
Real fame came to Emilia Clarke with the bright role of Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series "Game of Thrones" based on the cycle of novels by George Martin, "A Song of Ice and Fire."
Emilia did not have time to prepare for the role of Daenerys. One day, she studied her character and won the producers' hearts with the samples. But now she remembers more that because of the producer's joke, she danced the dance of ducklings and a robot in front of them.
In 2012 alone, amid the popularity of Game of Thrones and Emilia, more than 160 newborn girls were named Khaleesi. At the same time, in the series, "Khalisi" is not a name but the title of the queen among the Dothraki.
25. In the animal world
A new animal species have also been named after the character. The white sea slug is now called Tritonia Khaleesi.
26. Favorite role
Emilia Clarke loves the role of Daenerys Targaryen. Khaleesi is both a strong personality and a woman, while she proves her femininity to everyone with the help of inner strength.
27. Dragon tattoo
In honor of the TV series Game of Thrones, the actress got a small dragon tattoo on her arm.
Another tattoo in the form of a bumblebee flaunts on the girl's little finger. This drawing was made in honor of the movie Me Before You, in which her character has the same tattoo.
28. Immodest outfit
At the 70th Anniversary TV Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, the actress appeared in a black Dior dress with a very transparent top. Many quickly accused the girl of a very vulgar choice of clothing that did not match her image. But experts noted that instead of the body, everyone sees only a duplicate skin-colored tissue, and everything else is imagination.
Another actress from the series uses even more immodest outfits - Natalie Dormer, but we have a separate article about her.
Emilia Clarke's personal life
29. Serious relationship
In 2012, she dated producer and actor Seth MacFarlane, but the couple broke up six months later.
30. The growth of Emilia Clarke is 157 centimeters.
31. Weight 52 kg.
32. She has a dog, Roxy.
45 interesting facts about Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz is one of the most famous actresses and models. The American blonde has become famous for her roles in many popular movies. Her real breakthrough was participation in the film "The Mask," an excellent creative tandem with Jim Carrey that was very successful.
Since that time, the best directors have become interested in the services of a promising start, the beauty's fees have increased several times, and many loyal fans began to follow her every step. Today we will tell you the most interesting facts about the actress's biography, career, and personal life.
1. The birth in the family of an emigrant
The baby was born on August 30, 1972, in the sunny town of San Diego, located in the southernmost part of the state of California (near the border with Mexico). The girl's father (Emilio Diaz) was born in the USA but had Cuban roots. It was from the pope "inherited" that Cameron received a Latin American surname.
In appearance, she is similar to her mother (Billy Diaz), whose parents were from Germany and the UK. The family lived in abundance, Emilio worked in a well-known oil company, and Billy was a sales agent.
2. Interesting character
Cameron was different from her peers. She spent a lot of time with her older sister Shimen, with whom she listened to rock music, wandered around the city with guys, and was also not afraid to use her fists in an argument. The girls maintained a good relationship with their mother. The family often attended Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne concerts.
3. California childhood
The town of Long Beach has become home to Diaz. A picturesque place on the Pacific coast is recognized as one of the world's largest ports; significant oil deposits and large American enterprises are based here. At Long Beach Polytechnic High School (where rapper Snoop Dogg studied with her), Cameron led an active social life; she regularly attended parties and various events.
4. Plans for a future career
Although the girl was not a model of a dynamic character and liked to drink alcohol in high school, her hobby was very calm. As a teenager, she spent much time with pets, caring for birds, cats, and dogs, and even dreamed of working as a zoologist.
5. Fateful party
An active social life allowed Diaz to become part of the modeling business. But it all started small; the beauty met a young photographer Jeff Dunas at one of the parties. His offer to participate in a trial photo shoot was not the usual way to meet a beautiful girl; the guy invited her to work in the Elite modeling agency. For the first couple of months, there was no talk of a severe career yet, but many well-known brands became interested in Cameron's services after a while.
6. The first serious contracts
Although the beginning of Cameron's career had a semi-professional character, the rapid success forced her to concentrate entirely on the modeling business. At 17, she began to travel the world to participate in Calvin Klein and Levi's shows. The undoubted breakthrough was her appearance in 1990 on the main page of Seventeen. A couple of months later, the American went on her severe first business trip to Australia. In this country, she spent a couple of months where she starred in photo shoots for Coca-Cola.
7. Scandalous photoshoot
In 1992, the twenty-year-old beauty starred in an S&M underwear commercial. The photoshoot was intimate; the blonde flaunted topless in the frame. These pictures were never published in magazines. Harmless photos later played a cruel joke. A couple of years later (when Diaz had already become famous as an actress), photographer John Rutter offered Cameron to buy resonant videos and photographs for a couple of million dollars.
The woman considered such a statement blackmail and wanted to file an application against the extortionist in court. Still, it was impossible to hide the information completely; in 2005, scandalous materials surfaced on the Internet. As a result, Rutter was sent to prison for three years.
8. Trying to establish in a new field
The movie "The Mask," released in cinemas in 1994, allowed Cameron to become a national favorite. And it all started very spontaneously: the film's producers invited the beauty to come to the casting, as she fit perfectly into the concept of a pretty singer from the club. Thus, after a successful audition, the role in the comedy was given to a girl who had previously had nothing to do with the world of cinema.
The model began to actively attend acting classes, which turned out to be the right decision (her game was quite successful). This film became one of the highest grossing in 1994.
9. Next steps
As a result of the success of The Mask, Diaz decided to focus on acting. In just one year, she has been approved for the lead role in the following films: Feeling Minnesota, The Last Dinner, and How to Stay Afloat. Film critics highly appreciated the film "Best Friend's Wedding," considered one of the highest quality romantic comedies. The girl demonstrated her potential in work “Everything is crazy about Mary.” For this role, she was nominated for a Golden Globe film award.
10. Huge fee
The film adaptation of the famous series of the seventies of the twentieth century, "Charlie's Angels," brought considerable profits to the producers. Cameron played the role of a girl who, along with her partners, works in a private investigative agency. During filming, she earned about $20 million. Before her, only Julia Roberts was able to achieve such success.
11. Hostage of the image?
The movie star most often played mostly comedic or romantic roles, so many mistakenly consider her a performer of exclusively the same type of roles. The filmography of the actress is very diverse and multifaceted. She managed to star in several serious works.
Among them are "Gangs of New York" (where the girl appeared in the frame paired with DiCaprio), "Vanilla Sky," and "Being John Malkovich." These pictures are considered the most successful in a movie star's career because, thanks to these roles, the blonde was nominated for the Golden Globe every time. The excellent game of the American can also be seen in the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
12. Looking for a soul mate
Hollywood beauty is precarious in the process of searching for a soul mate. Many famous personalities were her companions. In 1995, Diaz dated American actor Matt Dillon. Her next star choice was Jared Leto. Although the partners managed to get engaged, the union broke up after a couple of years.
In 2003, the girl began to appear in public with Justin Timberlake. With her young man, the model got into a scandalous situation that happened to the photographer. The annoying paparazzi, who wanted to get exclusive pictures, were attacked by the famous singer. Photos of this disassembly appeared in many well-known publications. Between 2010 and 2011, the blonde lived with baseball star Alex Rodriguez.
13. Family life
Musician Benji Madden (the guitarist of Good Charlotte) announced his union with the actress in early 2014, and after a while, he proposed to his beloved. The wedding ceremony took place at their home in Beverly Hills. The formalized union was a big shock for Diaz's loyal fans, as she spoke in an interview about the uselessness of the institution of marriage. At the moment, it is known that the forty-five-year-old celebrity is expecting her first child.
14. Sex scandal
The National Enquirer published photos on its website in 2005 of Diaz (dating Timberlake) cuddling and flirting with her MTV show's married producer, Shane Nickerson.
Journalists said that young people are lovers of each other. These photos caused significant damage to the reputation of the girl. After some time, the magazine apologized, and media representatives published unverified and unreliable information.
15. Opponents of plastic surgery
The celebrity has said several times that she is an opponent of various plastic surgeries. Despite this fact, Cameron herself went under a surgical knife. She had to go through 4 operations on her nose because she had injured this body part more than once while riding a surfboard.
16. Awards and nominations
The American was nominated four times for the Golden Globe; twice, she stopped a step away from receiving the US Screen Actors Guild Award and was close to winning the BAFTA and Saturn awards. There are figurines of MTV Movie Awards and Peoples Choice Awards in her house. In the liability, the beauty also has an anti-premium. She received the "Golden Raspberry" for participating in the comedy "The Other Woman."
17. Cameron Michelle Diaz is 175 centimeters tall and weighs about 55 kilograms. The parameters of her figure: are 86-58-91.
18. An American woman is not afraid to demonstrate her political position. In 2000, she publicly supported presidential candidate Al Gore and wore a T-shirt that read, "I will not vote for Bush's son!".
19. The actress financially supports war veterans in Iraq and Afghanistan.
20. Cameron is an agnostic (a person who does not deny the existence of gods but does not approve either).
21. For a long time, the blonde suffered from mysophobia but overcame her fear of touching various dirty objects. The habit of cleaning everything to a shine at home remained with her to this time.
22. The star managed to prove herself as a writer. In the account of her "Book of the Body," she talks about the right way of life, as well as the "Book of Longevity," which deals with aging.
23. The girl owns star number 2386 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
24. The blonde voiced Princess Fiona in all four Shrek cartoons.
25. Cameron is trying in every possible way to protect the environment. In 2005, a show was released on MTV where the star traveled the world and told viewers about environmental issues.
26. Diaz eats primarily healthy food. She developed this habit as a teenager while trying to get rid of acne. She managed to overcome an unpleasant skin defect very simply. At the moment, the girl rarely uses cosmetics in everyday life.
27. Diaz loved listening to Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne as a child. She often fought with the neighbor boys - she was not an exemplary girl.
28. During her school years, Cameron was very fond of pets and dreamed of becoming a zoologist.
29. Diaz began her show business career at 16 - she was a model.
30. Cameron has appeared in Coca-Cola commercials, been on the cover of Seventeen magazine, and walked in Calvin Klein and Levi's shows.
31. For one of the lingerie companies, Diaz starred topless. Because of these photos, years later, they began to blackmail her. As a result, the offender received three years in prison.
32. The popularity of Cameron brought the movie "Mask," which was released in 1994.
33. even though Diaz has played various roles, she is still associated with comedic and romantic heroines.
34. Cameron dated many celebrities - Matt Dillon, Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake, and Alex Rodriguez.
35. Diaz's husband is Benji Madden, guitarist for Good Charlotte. The wedding took place in Beverly Hills.
36. Cameron is an ardent opponent of plastic surgery if the state of health does not dictate them.
37. Diaz has had four nose surgeries. The reason for this is the actress's passion for surfing.
38. Princess Fiona - the main character of the cartoon about Shrek - speaks in the voice of Cameron.
39. In everyday life, Diaz does not use decorative cosmetics.
40. Cameron went to the same school as Snoop Dogg.
41. Diaz admits that her favorite word is "sex."
42. The actress is very pessimistic about social networks.
43. Many critics deny Cameron's talent, believing that success in the cinema is only merit of her appearance.
44. Diaz is a prime example that all jokes about blondes are fiction. The actress is quite an intelligent woman.
45. Cameron's main bad habit is smoking.
46. In everyday life, Diaz does not wear a bra, considering it an unnecessary wardrobe item.
47. Cameron adheres to a healthy and proper diet. She even wrote a book on the subject.
Top 20 scariest movies of all times
The heyday of horror movies came in the 70s and 80s when censorship was finally abolished, and special effects became more and more realistic. At that time, many horror films appeared on the screens, which later became classics. At the same time, slashers were born, aimed at a younger audience.
What are some of the best horror movies?
Unfortunately, by the 90s, horror films almost died out, giving way to thrillers. The popularity of The Silence of the Lambs played a significant role. Horror returned to the screens only after the beginning of the 21st century, slightly changing the plots to more social ones.
20. The Shining
USA, UK, 1980.
Horror, thriller, drama.
Duration: 144 minutes.
Writer Jack Torrance is in a creative crisis. To earn extra money and at the same time to be distracted, he gets a job as a caretaker at the Overlook Hotel, which is closed for the winter and moves there with his family. Jack plans to spend this time writing a new novel. But soon, terrible things begin to happen in the hotel.
The author of the original book Stephen King was dissatisfied with the adaptation by Stanley Kubrick. But still, the director managed to perfectly convey the mystical and frightening atmosphere of the hotel, inhabited by ghosts. Well, the fantastic performance of Jack Nicholson makes the picture a must-see.
USA, UK, 1979.
Horror, fantasy, thriller.
Duration: 116 minutes.
The spacecraft Nostromo receives a signal from the new planet LV-426. Crew members assume they are being asked for help. But soon, the team encounters a creepy alien who kills the heroes one by one.
With the cult film by Ridley Scott, a whole multi-year franchise about xenomorphs began, on which various directors worked. But still, the sequels are more like gloomy action movies. And the first film is a fantastic horror, where a monster hunts for heroes in a confined space.
By the way, initially, the author planned to kill all the characters in the film, which would exclude the possibility of a continuation. But the producers opposed this move and forced him to change the ending.
18. The Thing
Duration: 109 minutes.
In the ice of Antarctica, polar explorers find an alien organism. It soon turns out that he attacks people and can take the form and even copy the behavior of any living creature. Now all the station inhabitants suspect each other, trying to figure out the monster.
John Carpenter's film is based on the 1951 Thing from Another World. But the remake managed to surpass the original in terms of visual presentation and psychological tension.
17. Rosemary's Baby
Horror, drama, thriller.
Duration: 137 minutes.
Rosemary and Guy Wodehouse move to an upscale neighborhood in New York. They quickly become friends with their new neighbors, and everything seems to be going well in life. But one day, Rosemary dreams about being raped by a demon. And soon, the girl discovers that she is pregnant.
Director Roman Polanski approached the staging of his debut film in Hollywood very carefully, paying attention to the minor details in the plot. The author wanted no one to doubt the realism of what was happening. As a result, the picture perfectly combines the story of a classic horror film about a satanic cult and a reflection of the natural fear of motherhood.
16. The Exorcist
Duration: 122 minutes.
Actress Chris McNeil's 12-year-old daughter has strange seizures. Moreover, during attacks, she behaves aggressively, and then she begins to speak in a male voice and move strangely. Doctors do not find any physical problems, and then it becomes clear: the girl is possessed by the devil.
William Friedkin's film is widely regarded as a horror classic. The director set it as his task to scare the viewer in every way, for which shaking scenery, terrible makeup, and many special effects were used. And many considered the scene of the exorcism of the devil even too realistic, although the performer of the role of Merrin's father, Max von Sydow, said that he did not believe in evil spirits.
Well, the moment where the girl's arms and legs bend has firmly gone down in history: it was copied in dozens of horror films and then parodied in many comedies.
Duration: 124 minutes.
The sheriff of the local police discovers on the shore the remains of a girl torn to pieces by a massive white shark. The number of victims is growing every day, but the city leadership does not dare to notify residents of the danger. Then the main character teams up with a shark hunter and an oceanologist to catch the monster together.
Steven Spielberg's film made a splash at the box office, paying off dozens of times and turning the term "blockbuster" into an independent genre. And all the more surprising is that this is a story about a vast monster devouring people.
14. Night of the Living Dead
Duration: 96 minutes.
Barbara arrives with her brother at her father's grave. And right in the cemetery, they are attacked by a creepy man in rags. The girl manages to escape, and soon she finds herself in a house where several more strangers have gathered. And around begins the invasion of the living dead.
The film by aspiring director George Romero was the first story in which zombies were shown in their usual form today - before this term was referred only to as voodoo magic. Interestingly, Romero himself did not use it.
The film has many sequels and remakes, and the idea of the mindless walking dead, who are primarily dangerous because of their numbers, has gone into popular culture.
Duration: 101 minutes.
Since childhood, Michael Myers has been in a hospital because he killed his sister. But one day, an adult criminal escapes, puts on a white mask, and begins to terrorize a group of teenagers.
The author work of John Carpenter launched a whole wave of slasher films - horror films where a maniac in a mask hunts teenagers. Such paintings even became a symbol of the eighties. And Halloween itself has evolved into one of the longest-running horror franchises in history. In 2018, another part was released, which continued the events of the very first film, ignoring the sequels.
12. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Duration: 83 minutes.
Girl Sally and her friends go to Texas to visit their grandfather's grave. On the way, they come to a farm where an extraordinary family lives, working in a slaughterhouse. Guests are invited to dinner, but it turns out that the owners are not opposed to hunting people.
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" became the primary prototype of all slashers, anticipating both "Halloween" and other prominent representatives of the genre. The first part may seem rustic to date, although it has enough dark scenes.
But the picture also has many sequels, and in 2017 a prequel about the origin of the main villain, nicknamed Leatherface, was released. By the way, this character has an actual prototype - the maniac Ed Gein.
11. The Omen
USA, UK, 1976.
Duration: 111 minutes.
The wife of American diplomat Robert Thorne gives birth to a dead child. Her husband decides not to tell his wife the sad news and takes another baby instead. The child, named Damien, grows up in the family as his own. But in fact, his soul is cursed from birth. After all, Damien is the Antichrist.
And another classic horror movie that embodies the idea of fear of children. The contrast between the angelic face of the young actor and his sinister actions hooked the viewer. The picture came out with two more successful sequels, where they talked about Damien's adolescence and his mature years.
But the restart of the story of the same name failed, although the film's advertising campaign was built very ingeniously, releasing the picture on 06/06/2006.
10. A Nightmare on Elm Street
Duration: 92 minutes.
High school students of one of the schools begin to dream the same dream: they are being pursued by a mutilated maniac Freddy Krueger with metal knives in his glove. And the worst thing is that those he killed in a dream die in reality. The heroes are trying to figure out where this ghost came from. But for this, they need not sleep.
One of the most recognizable on-screen maniacs came up with director Wes Craven, and over the years, the image of Freddy Krueger has become firmly established in pop culture. Everyone knows his invariable attributes: a red-green sweater, a hat, a burnt face, and a glove with claws.
It is ironic that in the late nineties, when the horror genre was in severe decline, the same Craven made the film Scream, in which he deconstructed the slasher genre and showed all the stereotypes of such movies.
9. The Fly
USA, UK, Canada, 1986.
Horror, fantasy, drama.
Duration: 96 minutes.
Scientist Seth Brundle creates a teleportation device. After several successful experiments with objects and animals, he decides to try the invention on himself. But at the moment of teleportation, a fly flies into the device. Because of this accident, Set gradually turns into a giant insect.
And again, a remake that surpassed the original in quality and popularity. The fact is that the master of the body horror genre David Cronenberg undertook to shoot it. He was able to very vividly and unpleasantly show the mutations of the human body. Yes, he designed a creepy and cruel plot into a good drama.
8. The Conjuring
Horror, thriller, detective.
Duration: 113 minutes.
Spouses Ed and Lorraine Warren are experienced exorcists. They exorcise ghosts from houses and also give lectures about otherworldly forces. But one day, they have to face such a potent evil that not only the inhabitants of the damned home are in danger, but also the spouses themselves.
This film was directed by James Wan - the creator of another famous horror franchise, "Astral." He took as a basis the memoirs of the honest Lorraine Warren, who claims that all these events happened. The result was a great horror movie with many scary scenes, which later turned into a whole franchise with spin-offs like Annabelle.
Duration: 98 minutes.
Quiet and timid schoolgirl Carrie is constantly intimidated by her fanatically religious mother and offended by her peers. Aggression accumulates inside her, which suddenly manifests itself in supernatural abilities. And at this time, classmates want to play it again right at the prom.
The film adaptation of Stephen King's debut novel by the famous Brian De Palma cemented the book's popularity and stimulated many other directors to pay attention to the writer's work. The secret to the story's success is simple: King took a familiar story about bullying at school and turned it into supernatural horror. Well, Palma only managed to adapt all this perfectly.
The movie's tagline is "If The Exorcist made you flinch, Carrie would make you scream." And this is not an exaggeration: at first, many viewers were seriously frightened by the terrible bloody scene at the school.
Duration: 98 minutes.
Young American ballerina Susie Bannion travels to Germany to study at the famous dance school. Soon, girls begin to die mysteriously there. And then Susie realizes that the school has become the site of a coven of witches.
Dario Argento is a recognized master of the Giallo genre, which combines a crime thriller, explicit scenes, and cruelty. But in Suspiria, he went further, combining dark mysticism with a beautiful musical film.
And in 2018, a remake of the same name was released. The new version turned out to be more ambiguous and even philosophical. However, there are enough beautiful and scary scenes in it too.
5. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
Fantasy, thriller, horror.
Duration: 115 minutes.
Alien plants appear in an American town. Gradually, they turn into absolutely exact copies of people and take the place of the originals. The only difference is that the aliens are entirely emotionless.
The classic film of the same name came out in 1955 when the US went through a hysteria about foreign spies. Then the film set the fashion for the story of the alien invasion.
The 1978 remake was even more interesting than the original. The atmosphere of horror and creepy scenes of the appearance of copies from cocoons were added to the unusual plot. And the gloomy ending of the picture went down in history as one of the most sinister scenes.
Duration: 114 minutes.
The Freeling family moves into a new house, where strange things soon happen: objects move on their own, and appliances turn on. Then the tree outside the window tries to kidnap the son of the Freelings, and while his parents are getting him out, their daughter disappears.
The creator of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, years later released another cult horror film, only now in a completely different style. Based on a script by Steven Spielberg, the story has become one of the best examples of haunted house horror.
Horror, thriller, detective.
Duration: 96 minutes.
There is a legend among teenagers about a creepy videotape. As soon as someone watches the tape, the phone rings in his house, and a week later, he dies. And after the mysterious death of his niece, reporter Reiko Asakawa decides to look into the origin of this tape.
This film gave us a creepy girl with black hair crawling out of the TV. First, she turned into one of the most famous and frightening images and then into the object of many parodies.
The popularity of the original film was also noticed in Hollywood, and three years later, they released their version of the picture in the United States. Curiously, later the continuation of the American version was directed by the director of the Japanese original, Hideo Nakata.
2. The Babadook
Australia, Canada, 2014.
Duration: 93 minutes.
Amelia, who has lost her husband, brings her young son Sam a children's book called The Babadook. But the monster of history becomes tangible. It inhabits the heroine and tries to kill the child.
Australian actress Jennifer Kent in her directorial debut, was able to talk about the deep feelings of a single mother. Therefore, if you oversee the film, you can see not only cool screamers but also the expression of a woman's grief over her dead husband. And the ending hints that secret fears cannot be eliminated - they can only be controlled.
1. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale
USA, UK, Canada, Brazil, 2015.
Duration: 93 minutes.
The action took place in the 17th century. The family of William and Katerina are expelled from the settlement. She and her four children set up a home near the forest, but a witch steals their newborn child. The family blames the eldest daughter Thomasin for all the troubles, who did not keep track of her brother, and this becomes the beginning of even more significant problems.
Rookie director Robert Eggers tried to shoot the whole picture as naturalistically as possible: most of the shots here are shown in natural light in rather pale colors. And in fact, the meaning of the picture is not witchcraft. Much more frightening is that each hero hides something even from his loved ones.
What’s the best movie for Halloween and why?
Even though the coronavirus restrictions canceled all plans for a massive Halloween celebration, you can always celebrate October 31st at home. You just need to stock up on food, turn on the scariest horror movies and arrange yourself a night marathon. We've put together tips from filmmakers to help you decide on your Halloween horror movies.
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
One of the most creative comedy slashers of recent years is based, in fact, on one extended joke: two main characters - harmless rednecks, who nevertheless look like typical horror villains - is mistaken are by a group of students for maniacs due by a series of misunderstandings. And then it begins stupid deaths, absurd situations, go to the people "students have arrived and committed suicide in the fresh air." "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil" is a Homeric genre shifter that deftly walks through the most worn clichés of slashers and turns them against themselves.
The official trailer of the new "Home Alone" version has appeared. McCallister family member returns (Video)
The first official trailer was released for the new version of the 1990 film, which became a cult hit, "Home Alone". In the new film, Macaulay Culkin is replaced by 12-year-old actor Archie Yates.
Industry sources say that Yates - who played the lead role in the Golden Globe-nominated film "Jojo Rabbit" - will not resume the legendary role of Kevin McCallister, but will play a new character included in the famous franchise.
The subject of the film repeats the popular 1990 feature film: the boy is forgotten by his parents before the Christmas holidays, and in the absence of parental control he enjoys freedom: he eats sweets as much as he wants and even offers harsh resistance to robbers who decide to rob the house in the middle of the holiday.
Macaulay Culkin, judging by the trailer, will not appear in the new version of the movie "Home Alone", but one of the members of the McCallister family will definitely return to the small screens. In one of the frames, the audience will see the older brother of the protagonist of the original film, Buzz, who has now grown up and become a policeman and patrols that area.
The director is Dan Mather, known to the audience for directing the films: "Bruno", "Bridget Jones 3" and "Office Christmas Party". The premiere of the new version of the film will take place on November 12 on the Disney + streaming platform.
56 facts about the Titanic - the ship that the media and Hollywood made a sensation out of
The Titanic is one of the most infamous ships of the 20th century. A lot of books have been written about him and a decent number of films have been shot, both documentaries and feature films. We think we won’t be mistaken if we say that the majority’s idea of this ship is probably based on the film adaptation of the movie Titanic, shot by James Cameron in 1997. But it is important to distinguish fiction from real facts, because cinema is what cinema is for, which is primarily intended to attract the attention of viewers with an interesting plot. The script may be based on the fact of something, but this does not mean that the director will thoroughly follow what really happened and will not add something of his own.
The ship and the mystery of the disaster still surprises
There are a lot of facts about the Titanic on the Internet, and it is difficult to figure out which of them are true and which are false. We at Bemorepanda have tried to collect facts from sources that are trustworthy. Below you can find some facts about the Titanic that you didn't know or that were altered in the movie to add drama to the story.
So, are you ready to sail the sea of facts with the Titanic?
1. Without her husband Isidore, Ida Strauss stubbornly refused to board a lifeboat.
Ida and Isidore Strauss, founders of the New York department store Macy's, are perhaps one of the most tragic love stories during the sinking of the Titanic. Ida did not board the lifeboat without her husband, who refused the seat when offered because he knew there were still women and children on board. “Where you are, there I am,” she said to her husband. The couple died together, holding hands. nationalarchives.gov.uk
2. The youngest passenger on the Titanic was a two-month-old baby.
Milvina Dean was not only the oldest survivor, but also the youngest passenger on board. She passed away in 2009 at the age of 97. —en.wikipedia.org
3. The Chief Baker Was In The Water For Two Hours Before He Was Rescued.
It is said that before it was discovered, the head baker, Charles Joughin, had been swimming in the sea for two hours. He insisted that the huge amount of whiskey he drank before the ship sank warmed his body enough to withstand the cold water. — mcgill.ca
4. Two young brothers survived on the ship, being without the care of loved ones.
The only children who survived the sinking of the Titanic without parents were Edmond and Michel Navratil, who went down in history in this regard. They were known as the "Titanic Orphans" and were two years apart in their ages. In order to take them to America, their father stole them from their mother, whom he separated from. When he put his children on the lifeboat, that was the last time he was seen. —en.wikipedia.org
5. A first-class cabin on board the Titanic cost $4,350 (£875), as opposed to the average cost of a first-class bed on the ship, which was £30.
6. An optical illusion may have prevented the discovery of the iceberg in time.
Historian Tim Maltin argues that the superrefraction was likely caused by atmospheric conditions on the night the ship sank, which may have obscured the iceberg. This may help explain why the iceberg was not discovered until the ship was too close to it to avoid a collision. — history.com
7. Milton Hershey was supposed to be on the Titanic.
Milton Hershey, the entrepreneur who created the famous Hershey's milk chocolate bar, sent a $300 payment to book a cabin on the Titanic. Hershey and his wife skipped the trip because work was more important than anything. — hersheyarchives.org
8. Lifeboat training was planned on the day of the crash, but it was canceled for unknown reasons. Captain Edward Smith decided to cancel the exercise.
9. Only half of the passengers would have been saved if the full capacity of the lifeboats had been used.
10 Benjamin Guggenheim Remained A Gentleman In The Face Of Disaster.
Upon learning that the ship was sinking, American businessman Benjamin Guggenheim and his servant Victor Giglio dressed in their best evening attire. Guggenheim reportedly stated, "We are dressed in our best and ready to leave like gentlemen." amazon.com
11. The first lifeboat was launched an hour after hitting the iceberg.
It might seem logical for a ship to immediately launch lifeboats when the hull is breached. However, it took the Titanic an entire hour before it launched its first lifeboat. — historylink.org
12. During the construction of the Titanic, 8 people died and 28 serious accidents occurred, 218 minor accidents were also reported by Harland and Wolff.
13. Tens of thousands of dollars were paid for the final dinner menu from the Titanic.
The Titanic's Ultimate First Class Dining Menu was purchased by a private collector for $88,000 on September 30, 2015 in an online auction. The collector overpaid $18,000 over the original top price. — smithsonianmag.com
14. While the Titanic may have had 64 lifeboats, it only had 20.
Many of the Titanic's lifeboats were not completely filled with the number of passengers they were designed to carry. — wikipedia.org
15. 13 couples on board the Titanic went on a honeymoon trip. Lifeboats were made available primarily to newlyweds from among other people.
16. The Titanic sank in 2 hours and 40 minutes.
The New York Times ran a headline stating that the Titanic sank four hours after hitting the iceberg in its original report of the tragedy. The fact that the ship sank faster was not known to the general public. aeaweb.org
17. The Titanic sank very quickly.
The ship split in two: the bow sank to the ocean floor at a speed of 35 miles (56.3 km) per hour, and the stern at a speed of 50 miles (80.4 km) per hour. — phys.org
18. An iceberg that collided with a ship could rise 100 feet (30.4 m) above the water.
It is estimated that the iceberg that the Titanic crashed into was between 50 (15.2 m) and 100 feet (30.4 m) above the water. The total length of the iceberg is believed to have been between 200 (60.9 m) and 400 (121.9 m) feet. — ndtv.com
19. It took more than three years to build the ship.
Beginning in 1909 and for three years, White Star Line's Titanic was built at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. — history.com
20. When the ship sank, the temperature of the sea water was below zero.
The water temperature was only -2 degrees Celsius, according to measurements taken by Captain Stanley Lord from the Californian, which was nearby when the Titanic sank. cruisehive.com
21. Less than a third of all people on board the ship survived.
Only 705 passengers and crew returned home. — history.com
22. First class passengers had access to a heated swimming pool.
First-class travelers received exquisite service and numerous luxuries as they could afford. First-class perks for the wealthy included reading in the library, playing tennis on the squash court, dining in upscale Parisian cafés, and relaxing in tea gardens. —en.wikipedia.org
23. The anthem "Nearer My God To Thee" was reportedly the last song played by the band, according to both British and American passengers, but this cannot be verified.
The anthem was sung to different tunes in the two countries, adding to the uncertainty. —en.wikipedia.org
24. "Titanic" is under water at a depth of 3800 m
Almost 2.5 miles (4 km) below the surface of the ocean, about 370 miles (595 km) from the Canadian province of Newfoundland, lies the wreck of the Titanic. The ship split in two, leaving a 2,000-foot (600 m) long gap in the seabed separating the bow and stern. —en.wikipedia.org
25. The Titanic cost over $7.5 million to build ($200 million adjusted for inflation).
In the early 20th century, the cost to build the huge ship was estimated at $7.5 million, or $183.4 million today. — history.com
26. The hull of the boat received a 91 meter hole from hitting an iceberg.
The Titanic's captain, Edward Smith, thought the ship had just skimmed over the tip of the iceberg, but when the crew inspected the impact site, they found that five compartments had already begun to fill with water and the bow was already sinking. maritimequest.com
27. Only two baths were available to all third class passengers.
There were 706 third-class passengers on the Titanic, who paid between £3 and £8 in fares, but only had two bathtubs at their disposal. —books.google.com
28. The last dinner of first class travelers consisted of 11 courses.
The menu included appetizers like oysters, entrees like filet mignon and sweets like chocolate and vanilla eclairs. —books.google.com
29. After the crash, only a small number of bodies were found.
Only 306 bodies were recovered from the icy water by rescue ships. Halifax, Nova Scotia received a large number of deaths. — reuters.com
30. There were 840 cabins in total, 416 first class cabins, 162 second class and 262 third class.
31. The ship was just under 900 feet (274 m) long.
The Titanic was the largest ship of its day, at 882 feet 9 inches long. At around 1,200 feet (365.7 m) long, Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas is currently the largest cruise ship in the world. — titanicuniverse.com
32. It took 20 horses to transport the main anchor.
The weight of the ship's main anchor was over 30,000 pounds, or 16 tonntertons, England, to Dudley railway station, England. — globetrotting.com.au
33. It took more than seven decades to search for the wreckage of the ship.
After the Titanic sank in 1912, its wreckage was not discovered until 73 years later, in 1985. Using a robotic submarine, the wreckage was located by Dr. Robert D. Ballard of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and a team of American and French experts. — history.com
34. Many documentaries and feature films have been made about the Titanic. The most notable of these are:
"Titanic" by Jean Negulesco (1953), "The Sinking of the Titanic" by Roy Baker (1958) and "Titanic" by James Cameron (1997). — wikipedia.org
35. Six pre-collision iceberg warnings.
Captain Edward Smith apparently never received the most important iceberg warning due to the lack of the MSG prefix. The captain had to personally acknowledge the receipt of the message under this designation. The chief radio operator dismissed the message as unimportant because it lacked the MSG prefix. —en.wikipedia.org
36. Edward John Smith was the captain of the Titanic and died when the ship sank on its maiden voyage.
37. Only three of the four chimneys of the Titanic worked.
The big ship had four chimneys (also known as funnels), but only three of them emitted smoke. The other was used only for ventilation, giving the ship a regal air. — historyonthenet.com
38. Specific bacteria slowly devour debris.
At some point, the rust-eating bacteria will completely consume whatever remains of the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean. Halomonas titanicae, a type of microbe that can attach itself to steel surfaces, creates the rust visible on the debris. ocean.si.edu
39. 6,000 artifacts were recovered from the crash site.
Many people are interested in artifacts from the Titanic era. A violin sold at auction in the UK in 2013 for $1.7 million was one of 6,000 artifacts discovered. In 2011, the Titanic project was sold for $336,000. — lastampa.it
40. John Jacob Astor IV was the richest man on board.
With a net worth of nearly $150,000,000 at the time, the heir to the Astor family fortune was by far the wealthiest person on board the ship. He died with the ship. nationalarchives.gov.uk
41. The first iceberg was noticed at 23:30 on April 14.
The iceberg was discovered by a sentinel who hastily sounded the alarm. To avoid colliding with him, the ship quickly turned at a high angle, but it was too late. —en.wikipedia.org
42. The first lifeboat could accommodate 65 people, but only 28 people were able to board.
43. The Titanic sank at 2:20 am on April 15, 1912. Two and a half hours earlier, the ship had collided with an iceberg.
44. Less than a minute elapsed between the discovery of the iceberg and the disaster.
The Titanic is said to have collided with the iceberg just 37 seconds after the iceberg was first spotted. — historic-uk.com
45. Three dogs were rescued from the ship
There were nine dogs on board, but only three survived: two Spitz and a Pekingese. — liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
46. New evidence suggests that a hull fire may have been the cause of the ship's sinking.
According to the documentary Titanic: New Evidence, the accident may have been caused by a fire that broke out on board the ship shortly before it left port. Journalist Senan Moloni claims that continuous fire in the ship's hull may have caused the metal to shatter. Before the ship sailed, the fire raged for three weeks. huffpost.com
47. 40,000 people met the steamer "Carpathia" when she arrived in New York with more than 700 survivors.
48. There were 8 musicians on board the Titanic, all of them worked for the Liverpool agency The CW and FN Black.
49. It is generally accepted that there were about 2200 passengers and crew members on the ship.
50. About 100,000 people were present at the launch of the ship. May 31, 1911 in Belfast, the huge liner "White Star" first went on the water.
The descent, lasting just over a minute, was watched by about 100,000 people, or nearly a third of Belfast's population. — history.com
51. The ship burned about 825 tons of coal per day.
The Titanic was far from being a light ship and weighed nearly 46,000 tons. This massive ship heated 29 boilers, consuming approximately 825 tons of coal per day in 159 furnaces.
52. Royal Mail Steamer (RMS - royal mail steamer) Titanic was the official name of the ship.
From the middle of the 19th century, people used the abbreviation RMS for Royal Mail steamers. This served as a distinction, because mail had to be delivered on time, and ships were fined for being late. The name was given to about 200 ships, including the Titanic. —en.wikipedia.org
53. The maximum speed of the "Titanic" now. A typical cruise ship today travels at 20 knots, or 23 miles (37 km) per hour. The world's largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas, has a top speed of 25 knots, or about 29 miles (46.6 km) per hour. —simple.wikipedia.org
54. In 2012, underwater robots took over 100,000 pictures of a shipwreck.
More than 100,000 images of hundreds of objects that were likely part of the ship were obtained by the expedition, which sent underwater robots to the wreck and used sonar to study the objects. A 3 by 5 mile (4.8 by 8 km) debris field can be mapped. — theglobeandmail.com
55. Alcoholic drinks and cigars were readily available on board.
The ship carried 1,500 bottles of wine and 20,000 bottles of beer, as well as 8,000 cigars, all available to first class passengers. — 247wallst.com
56. The Titanic made its maiden voyage from Britain to America. The outer route was to be Southampton, England - New York, USA.
50 facts and details from the "Harry Potter" movies and books that we still can't tear ourselves away from
Those who have read the books and watched the Harry Potter movies and are fascinated by the magical theme will surely want to learn something new about everything related to the Harry Potter. Moreover, some things still remain a mystery to fans of this franchise.
Facts about the Potterian, from the author to the characters
We at Bemorepanda have collected facts that may be of interest to you, if you are one of them. After all, what could be more exciting than learning the secrets and moments associated with your favorite characters. So if this is your topic, then you definitely won’t waste your time by looking at our selection of facts.
1. No one could portray Severus Snape the way Alan Rickman did. He was able to portray the image of this lost man with the help of some of his techniques. To make the role more realistic, author J.K. Rowling gave Rickman spoilers that no one else knew about. This prepared him to portray Snape as best he could.
2. While Harry Potter was played by babies or Daniel Radcliffe, Voldemort was played by several different actors. While we know Ralph Fiennes played Voldemort, he has also been portrayed by Richard Bremmer, Christian Coulson, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin (Ralph Fiennes' nephew), and Frank Dillane.
3. Gloucester Cathedral was used as a backdrop for filming Hogwarts School outside. This was filmed in Gloucestershire, England, where Moaning Myrtle's lamentations were also caught on camera. However, the Great Hall at Hogwarts was modeled after the Great Hall of Christ Church in Oxford, England.
4. In Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe and his character Harry Potter go through a lot and are in great pain throughout the film. The make-up department had to work hard to give the character the necessary look. Over 100 pairs of glasses were replaced and makeup artists had to scar Harry's face 2,000 times.
5. On November 16, 2001, the first Harry Potter film was released. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone opened in 3,762 theaters in the United States and earned $90 million in its opening weekend. With a total of £16 million in its opening weekend, it also broke records in the UK.
6. In the Harry Potter universe, colors have a deeper meaning. Because red is associated with kindness, Gryffindor's robes are red and the Weasley family's hair is red. When Harry's parents passed away, he noticed a flash of green that is usually associated with sad events.
7. All episodes of platform 9 3/4 were filmed at King's Cross station in London, in particular on platforms 4 and 5. The pictures outside were taken in the meantime at St Pancras station. The bridge that Harry and Hagrid crossed was at York railway station.
8. Ron and Hermione are destined for each other. Not only in the friendship that exists between them, but also in the Patronuses they can call upon. While Hermione can summon an otter, Ron can summon a Jack Russell Terrier. Bonus Animal Fact: Jack Russell Terriers are known for chasing otters.
9. We are all afraid of something. This is what protects us from the dangers of the world. In Harry Potter, fears can sometimes take on a physical form thanks to boggarts. Voldemort, the series' villain, also has one. Since his greatest fear is death, his boggart is his corpse. Even the most evil people fear the inevitable.
10. The most iconic feature of the Harry Potter series and the Harry Potter character is the lightning bolt on his forehead. There is a lot of meaning to this mysterious lightning bolt scar.
11. While the Harry Potter books have captured the hearts of fans around the world, the films have not been so lucky to win the minds of Hollywood critics. Although the Harry Potter films have been nominated for twelve Oscars, they have not won a single one. Most of these nominations were in the Art Direction, Original Soundtrack and other categories.
12. After a heated argument with JK Rowling's ex-boyfriend, the idea of Quidditch came up. She claimed that other than the thought that "deep down I wished he'd been hit by a Bludger", she couldn't remember the connection between the fight and the game.
13. Just like the real world we live in is bound by the rules of science and law, the world of Harry Potter and wizardry is also bound by its own set of special rules. To create the best possible setting, J.K. Rowling spent 5 years creating and honing the rules/laws in Harry Potter to make sure the story makes sense even in a fantasy setting.
14. The entrance to the Leaky Cauldron was filmed at Leadenhall Market in London. The market, which opened in the late 19th century, served as a prime example of the Victorian market. As a result, it became an ideal location for filming Diagon Alley's exterior sequences.
15. The London City Market served as the backdrop for some scenes from The Leaky Cauldron. He was portrayed in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. But at Leavesden Film Studios, some of the images were created using computers.
16. For the filming of the Harry Potter films, filmmakers used different locations in England. Some of them only once or twice, while others were used for filming much more often. Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire served as a filming location for the corridors of Hogwarts. In addition to the corridors, Snape's Potions lesson was also filmed there.
17. A careful eye might notice that the scars in the Harry Potter books and the movies are different. In the books, it's roughly in the middle of the forehead, but in the movies, it's more off-center.
18. The Harry Potter series has 7 books, all written by JK Rowling. With so much information, it's hard to imagine how the author managed to fit so much of it into just 7 books.
19. It's easy to see that one of the movie's most iconic characters, Albus Dumbledore, is played by two different actors. The first version of Dumbledore was played by Richard Harris, but unfortunately he passed away in 2002. He was replaced in this role by another actor, Michael Gambon.
20. "Avada Kedavra" may seem funny now, because all the fans of the series throw it around, but this curse brings its victim the most terrible side effect - instant death. Only one person could survive this - the main character Harry Potter.
21. Spell "Expecto Patronum" - one of the most advanced spells. With it, the caster can summon a guardian spirit that will protect him from many dark creatures. This spell is unique to each person.
22. The Hogwarts infirmary was filmed at Oxford's Bodleian School of Divinity. This area, often referred to as the hospital wing, was run by Madame Poppy Pomfrey, the school's head nurse. The petrified victims of the basilisk also received help here.
23. The Hogwarts Express crosses the real Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland. Students traveling by train to and from Hogwarts cross this bridge throughout the Harry Potter films. The Glenfinnan Monument and the waters of Loch Shiel can be seen from the bridge due to its location on the West Highlands line in Glenfinnan, Inverness.
24. Livraria Lello, the real-life bookstore in Porto, Portugal where J.K. Rowling spent several years, is said to be the inspiration for her work.
25. Hermione from books and films is completely different. In the books, Hermione had protruding teeth. During the filming of films, the directors really tried to use special prostheses for this, but after Emma Watson could not speak normally, it was decided to abandon them.
26. Although "Avada Kedavra" sounds intimidating in itself, its true meaning comes from a certain phrase in Aramaic culture. The phrase "bhadda kedhabhra" sounds like gibberish at first, but when you translate it as "disappear like that word," you see how related the incantation and phrase are.
27. Moaning Myrtle was played by Shirley Henderson, who at the time was 35 years old. She was the oldest actress to play a student.
28. The idea to write a book about a boy who didn't know he was a wizard came to JK Rowling in the 1990s while on a train ride. After five years of planning, the Harry Potter books were born, and the rest is history.
29. If you're a fan of the books, you may have noticed that one character is missing from the movies - a poltergeist named Peeves. This poltergeist has been around since 993 and has given Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch a huge headache.
30. Alnwick Castle in Northumberland served as the backdrop for the Hogwarts interior scenes. He also appears in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It was also where Harry learned how to use a broomstick.
31. Clachaig Ravine served as a filming location for Hagrid's cabin and its surroundings. Glencoe, Argyll, Scotland is known for its stunning scenery; however, the hut no longer exists there.
32. When you create an iconic character, you probably put a part of yourself into it. JK Rowling and Harry Potter have one thing that both of them have in common - their birthday. Both J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter were born on July 31st. So if you're celebrating the birth of Harry Potter, know that J.K. Rowling is celebrating it too.
33. Literary works are good because you can change the appearance and names of the characters, and no one will blink an eye. In Harry Potter, not every name we know is the first name that popped into JK Rowling's head. Try to guess the real names of the characters: Hermione Puckle, Draco Spinks, Neville Puff and Lily Moon.
34. Although in the movies, wands are strong and difficult to break, they are actually quite fragile. It's just a stick with extra material attached to it, that's all. They are also quite fun to use, not only for magic spells and curses, but also for games. Radcliffe alone broke about 60 sticks due to the fact that he played drums with them.
35. You can always leave your family's mark on the artwork you create. In the Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling included not only a couple of details from her life, but also a little about other members of her family. For example, the characters Ernie and Stanley, the conductor and driver of the Knight Bus, are named after J.K. Rowling's grandparents.
36. It's easy to refuse the help of any other person, but when we talk about Michael Jackson, only JK Rowling could refuse his help so openly. Harry Potter fan Michael Jackson suggested creating a Harry Potter musical, but J.K. Rowling did not support the idea. It would be interesting to see what kind of music will be in this fantasy musical.
37. Even in a fantasy world, love can sometimes blossom into something more beautiful. Harry Potter was able to find his true love in Ginevra Molly Weasley. Harry married his best friend Ron's sister in the 2000s, with whom they had three children, naming them after the most important people in their lives.
38. Hagrid wouldn't be a standout character in a movie if it wasn't for the superb performance of the actor behind him. Robbie Coltrane, the actor who played Hagrid, was able to show the nature and essence of the character in front of the camera. This Scottish actor has played roles in all 8 adaptations of the works of J. K. Rowling.
39. While Robin Williams was able to win the hearts of the American audience, unfortunately he was unable to do so with the British. When he auditioned for the role of Hagrid, Williams didn't get the role, for obvious reasons - J.K. Rowling had a strict rule to cast only British or Irish actors for the lead roles.
40. Justin Finch-Fletchl, a young wizard and Hogwarts student, encountered so many snakes in his school days that it would not be strange if he developed a phobia of snakes. Not only did he have to fight several snakes during his training, he also encountered a basilisk, a giant snake. So ophidiophobia is quite understandable.
41. JK Rowling was a writer before Harry Potter. Her first "novel" was a story about a rabbit called "Rabbit" written when she was about 6 years old. This is a story about diamonds and the people who own them.
42. The real name of the author is JK Rowling. While this explains the J part and Rowling, what does the K stand for? The letter K stands for her paternal grandmother Kathleen and was added to create more mystique around the author.
43. Not every sequel can evoke that initial "Wow!" that the first films were capable of. The same goes for the third part of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This film is the highest grossing part of the Harry Potter series. While the film itself is beautiful and unique, the other adaptations are considered much better.
44. In Edinburgh, the Elephant House tea and coffee house is called the "birthplace of Harry Potter." In the 1990s, J.K. Rowling began writing down her ideas there. At the time, she frequented a cafe on one of Edinburgh's main avenues to keep warm, as she still found it difficult to make ends meet.
45. There is a "wall" in the Elephant House that belongs to Rowling. It contains photographs of the author of the Harry Potter books, as well as her thoughts and quotes. Other coffee shops in the city also claim to have hosted Rowling, but only Elephant House has such conclusive evidence.
46. When you imagine the world of Harry Potter, England immediately comes to mind. England is home to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and Harry did live in England, but JK Rowling actually drew inspiration from Edinburgh, Scotland where she lived for a while.
47. It is easy for an author to draw inspiration from the saddest period of his life. As for JK Rowling, she remembered the feeling of depression, despondency and used it to create Dementors. Described as cold and empty, Dementors are the epitome of the most destructive thing that can happen to a human being.
48. Nothing says more about reality than the fact that the elements in the books are based on real life things. In the magical world, plants have names based on real ones. According to Rowling, they are taken from Nicholas Culpeper's Complete Herbs, a work by an English botanist and herbalist published in the 17th century.
49. Sometimes the role you are auditioning for is just not for you. Tom Felton could have been a good actor, but the only role that suited him was that of Draco Malfoy. He originally auditioned for the roles of Harry and Ron. One can be glad that even after the failure of these tests, he was offered the role of Draco Malfoy.
50. Voldemort is probably etched into the minds of many fans as a man without a nose, but he wasn't always like that. Voldemort, or Tom Marvolo Riddle, was once a normal person, with a nose and everything. But his journey through the magical world soon turned his attention to the darker arts.