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islandclaws 11-10-09 02:29 PM

Best Hollywood stories?
 
I, like many film fans (I assume), love gossipy Hollywood stories. I'm not talking about who's giving who herpes this week, or what American Idol reject is in rehab. No, I'm talking about stories that most of the public never hear, like who did crazy shit on-set, secret backroom deals, directors getting in actors' faces, casting calls... things that are generally kept under wraps.

I've got a couple good ones to start...

My dad's ex-gf was a model back in the 70's and she was Andy Williams ex, so she was in with the old-school Hollywood crowd. Anyways, she told me that she went to a party at Lawrence Olivier's house one night with Andy, and Dustin Hoffman showed up in street clothes. He sat next to her at the table and proceeded to ask her dirty questions, like "when did you give your first blowjob?" He also kept sticking a loaf of bread from the table between her legs. Needless to say, she got uncomfortable and left.

She also told me that an attractive girlfriend of hers was asked out by Robert DeNiro. She arrived at his hotel and his assistant told her to head up to his room. She said the door was open and when she walked in he was wearing a robe, nude underneath. He had a hard-on, looked at her, then looked down at it and said, "How did that get like this? How did that... get like this?" Needless to say, she also made a quick exit.

Anyone else got some good tales to share?

Matthew Ackerly 11-10-09 03:03 PM

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Numanoid 11-10-09 03:50 PM

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I don't believe any stories about Scorsese where the storyteller keeps mispronouncing the name Scorsese.


Ash Ketchum 11-11-09 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal (Post 9827740)
I, like many film fans (I assume), love gossipy Hollywood stories. I'm not talking about who's giving who herpes this week, or what American Idol reject is in rehab. No, I'm talking about stories that most of the public never hear, like who did crazy shit on-set, secret backroom deals, directors getting in actors' faces, casting calls... things that are generally kept under wraps.

I've got a couple good ones to start...

My dad's ex-gf was a model back in the 70's and she was Andy Williams ex, so she was in with the old-school Hollywood crowd. Anyways, she told me that she went to a party at Lawrence Olivier's house one night with Andy, and Dustin Hoffman showed up in street clothes. He sat next to her at the table and proceeded to ask her dirty questions, like "when did you give your first blowjob?" He also kept sticking a oaf of bread from the table between her legs. Needless to say, she got uncomfortable and left.

She also told me that an attractive girlfriend of hers was asked out by Robert DeNiro. She arrived at his hotel and his assistant told her to head up to his room. She said the door was open and when she walked in he was wearing a robe, nude underneath. He had a hard-on, looked at her, then looked down at it and said, "How did that get like this? How did that... get like this?" Needless to say, she also made a quick exit.

Anyone else got some good tales to share?

Did you ever stop to think that maybe your dad's ex-girlfriend is completely full of shit? People DO make up stories about themselves and celebrities, y'know. Esp. when they've got gullible listeners.

I remember a character in my neighborhood who claimed to have worked on a film with Linda Blair and then told a whole story about a budding romance with her. And he had every detail down pat. But he was making the whole damn thing up! And when I told other people about this, they all asked the same thing...if you're gonna make up a story, why choose Linda Blair? (This was around the time of EXORCIST II.)

GoldenJCJ 11-11-09 11:34 AM

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^ [Seinfeld]Oh but that's the beauty of it. If he had said he had a budding romance with, say, Liam Neeson, everyone would know thaat it wasn't true.[/Seinfeld]

islandclaws 11-12-09 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum (Post 9828998)
Did you ever stop to think that maybe your dad's ex-girlfriend is completely full of shit? People DO make up stories about themselves and celebrities, y'know. Esp. when they've got gullible listeners.

Well, I'd like to think I know her a little better than you. So, no, I know she isn't full of shit. She isn't the type to make shit up just for the hell of it.

And, really, people make shit up? No kidding... Any other earth-shattering revelations you want to let me know about?

jeffkjoe 11-12-09 11:13 AM

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I think one of the funniest and most believable revelations about a celebrity is that Robin Williams has horrendous body odor, from all that hair on his body. (by Jay Thomas on the Howard Stern Show).

Ash Ketchum 11-12-09 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal (Post 9831758)
Well, I'd like to think I know her a little better than you. So, no, I know she isn't full of shit. She isn't the type to make shit up just for the hell of it.

And, really, people make shit up? No kidding... Any other earth-shattering revelations you want to let me know about?

If I had known you were that close to your dad's ex-girlfriend (:blush:), I would have been a little more sensitive. Sorry.

But, be honest. If you came on this board and read those stories in someone else's post, your immediate reaction would be disbelief, wouldn't it?

islandclaws 11-12-09 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum (Post 9832082)
If I had known you were that close to your dad's ex-girlfriend (:blush:), I would have been a little more sensitive. Sorry.

But, be honest. If you came on this board and read those stories in someone else's post, your immediate reaction would be disbelief, wouldn't it?

Possibly, but they also seem so incredulous that I'd wonder why someone would make them up in the first place.

And I wasn't that close. She modeled in the 70's... the 30-odd years of smoking in-between didn't do her any favors. But she's not the gossipy/need-for-attention type, so I highly doubt she'd care enough to make something like that up.

Groucho 11-12-09 01:28 PM

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I heard that Pikachus age hit puberty fast, so in order to keep Pikachu looking and sounding "cute" in the Pokemon movies they had to replace him every week or so. The discarded Pikachu would be eaten by the crew or sold to slavers.

Boba Fett 11-12-09 01:59 PM

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Lawrence Tierney terrifying every person on the set of Seinfeld. The guy stole a knife and put it in his jacket for no logical reason.

Ash Ketchum 11-12-09 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Groucho (Post 9832128)
I heard that Pikachus age hit puberty fast, so in order to keep Pikachu looking and sounding "cute" in the Pokemon movies they had to replace him every week or so. The discarded Pikachu would be eaten by the crew or sold to slavers.

Don't say that!
Now I can never watch Pokemon again. :(

Sean O'Hara 11-13-09 09:44 AM

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Mark Wahlberg once gouged out the eye of a Vietnamese liquor store clerk.

Charlie Goose 11-14-09 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by jeffkjoe (Post 9831786)
I think one of the funniest and most believable revelations about a celebrity is that Robin Williams has horrendous body odor, from all that hair on his body. (by Jay Thomas on the Howard Stern Show).

I've heard that Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are a couple of smelly dirtbags too.

Hokeyboy 11-14-09 10:14 AM

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This is just turning into ridiculous rumor mongering. Errrr... turning into?

Owen Wilson loves trannies. I mean, he LOVES them.

Coral 11-14-09 10:50 AM

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Richard Gere likes gerbils and has one as a pet. Well he had a pet gerbil, but it mysteriously died.

GoldenJCJ 11-14-09 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffkjoe (Post 9831786)
I think one of the funniest and most believable revelations about a celebrity is that Robin Williams has horrendous body odor, from all that hair on his body. (by Jay Thomas on the Howard Stern Show).


Originally Posted by Charlie Goose (Post 9835070)
I've heard that Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are a couple of smelly dirtbags too.

I seem to remember on one talk show or another Jenny McCarthy said Christopher Walken smelled like formaldehyde. I can actually believe that...

PopcornTreeCt 11-14-09 06:29 PM

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And I heard the story that Brad Pitt doesn't take showers and smells bad....

I mean... I'm pretty sure a lot of these aren't real.

JackBurton 11-16-09 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ (Post 9835851)
I seem to remember on one talk show or another Jenny McCarthy said Christopher Walken smelled like formaldehyde. I can actually believe that...

She also mentioned that he carried a browning, half-eaten apple in his pocket.

Neeb 11-17-09 02:05 AM

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I don't believe this one, but I get a kick out of it...

Sometime in the mid-1990s, when Mike de Luca was running New Line, he got it into his head that he wanted to do a LOST IN SPACE movie. Only, he wanted it to be a huge, prestige production along the lines of ID4 or BRAVEHEART. He was dreaming of a $150M budget (this is when WATERWORLD had broken the bank at $200M).
So, he made the right calls, and managed to get

David Mamet
Meryl Streep
Robert Redford

in the same room, at the same time. They had no idea what kind of project they were going to be dealing with, but the money at stake was too big to be ignored.
So, anyways, you've got three of the biggest talents in the business and Mike de Luca sitting in a conference room, and de Luca starts the meeting by saying:
"I want to make a $150 Million LOST IN SPACE movie."
Dead silence from the other three. They do not do movies based on shitty TV shows. No they don't.
Redford, still silent, looks at Mamet. He then looks at Streep before looking back at de luca and asking:
"How much coke did you do last night?"

Meglos 11-17-09 08:28 AM

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Johnny Cash once killed a man in Reno, just to watch him die.

For realz.

Groucho 11-17-09 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Neeb (Post 9840022)
"I want to make a $150 Million LOST IN SPACE movie."
Dead silence from the other three. They do not do movies based on shitty TV shows. No they don't.
Redford, still silent, looks at Mamet. He then looks at Streep before looking back at de luca and asking:
"How much coke did you do last night?"

The joke's on them, because the eventual film was so popular it knocked Titanic out of the #1 slot!

Ash Ketchum 11-17-09 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Groucho (Post 9840282)
The joke's on them, because the eventual film was so popular it knocked Titanic out of the #1 slot!

But just think how much better it would have done with Streep and Redford in the cast and dialogue by David Mamet!:horsepoo:

islandclaws 11-17-09 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum (Post 9840369)
But just think how much better it would have done with Streep and Redford in the cast and dialogue by David Mamet!:horsepoo:

Matt LeBlanc > Robert Redford

Hokeyboy 11-17-09 11:27 AM

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David Schwimmer > oxygen


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