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15th Sep 2003

The King and I (1956)

Trivia: Because of how the film depicted the King of Siam, Thai authorities banned the film from being shown in Thailand.

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Trivia: Haing S. Ngor became the first Cambodian and the second non-actor (he is a doctor by trade) to win an Oscar for an acting role. Unfortunately, Ngor was murdered in a gang-related robbery at his home on February 25, 1996.

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15th Sep 2003

Immortal Beloved (1994)

Trivia: Beethoven never mentioned during his lifetime who was his "Immortal Beloved." The long-debated riddle of her identity was solved beyond reasonable doubt in 1977 by an American musicologist. The woman was identified as Antonie Brentano (1790-1869), the wife of a Frankfurt merchant and a mother of four.

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Trivia: Of all the characters, only Estella's name appeared in both the film and the original novel. All other characters had different names in the loosely-adapted film version.

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15th Sep 2003

Gandhi (1982)

Trivia: For his role in Gandhi, Kingsley became the first actor of Indian descent to win an Oscar for an acting role.

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Trivia: Because of the North Hollywood shootout incident, the Los Angeles City Council passed laws that banned the sale and use of semi- and automatic weapons.

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14th Sep 2003

Daredevil (2003)

Trivia: Kingpin is black (unlike the comics) because all the white actors (all of them professional wrestlers) who auditioned for the role were not deemed good enough.

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Factual error: Jerry Falwell and Charles Keating never knew each other personally in real life.

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14th Sep 2003

Collateral Damage (2002)

Trivia: The film was supposed to be released in September 2001, but because of the September 11 terrorist attacks, its release was postponed until early 2002.

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14th Sep 2003

What A Girl Wants (2003)

Trivia: When the film was released during the war with Iraq, the poster of the film was edited by airbrushing the peace sign that Amanda Bynes made. This was done by Warner Bros. so no one will think that the poster is a war protest, or make it seem that the studio is against the war.

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Trivia: The current King of Jordan appeared briefly as an officer saluting Picard in one episode.

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Trivia: Singer/actress Aaliyah's brother Rashad Haughton provided her voice after her death from a plane crash on August 2001. "The Queen of the Damned" was the last film Aaliyah appeared in.

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14th Sep 2003

Bull Durham (1988)

Trivia: When the film was shown during the 2003 Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony, Susan Sarandon and her partner Tim Robbins were not invited because of the controversy surrounding their anti-war views on Iraq.

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13th Sep 2003

Julius Caesar (2002)

Trivia: The replica of the Forum Romanum was built for $3.5 million.

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13th Sep 2003

Julius Caesar (2002)

Trivia: Originally, the producers intended to depict a more sympathetic side of Hitler, but after protests from Jewish groups (especially the Anti-Defamation League), the idea was dropped.

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Trivia: All Nazi-themed costumes and props (flags, medallions, pins, tie-tacks) were destroyed after filming wrapped, to prevent any items linked with Nazism from finding their way into the hands of neo-Nazis.

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Trivia: "Beauty and the Beast" was the first animated film to be nominated for an Oscar for "Best Picture" in 1992.

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11th Sep 2003

Helen of Troy (2003)

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