When Arnold Schwarzenegger rescues wife Jamie Lee Curtis from an airborne chopper, he grasps her by her arm just as the chopper heads out over the water. The woman you see dangling below the chopper skid is no body double, but Curtis doing her very own stunt work. At her insistence, director James Cameron agreed to let her perform this scary spectacle. According to Jamie Lee Curtis, on the TV special promoting "True Lies", it was Cameron's idea for her to do the helicopter work; she said, "Oh, yeah. And just where are you going to be while I'm dangling way up there in the air, Jim?" And, according to her, he said, "Hanging out the door filming you with a hand-held camera." So she decided that if he was willing to do that to get the shot, she could stand to do it, too. The set of bra and matching panties worn by Helen Tasker (Jamie Lee Curtis) during the striptease scene were Ms. Curtis's own. Eliza Dushku broke some ribs during the filming of her Harrier jet stunt scenes -- seen VERY BRIEFLY here -- but as you can see in a later role for The New Guy in 2002, she healed quite nicely. And Tom Arnold and Schwarzenegger still work out together on occasion.
And Vincent Vega's 1964 Chevelle Malibu convertible actually belongs to Quentin Tarantino and was stolen during the production of the film. In 2013, a police officer saw two kids stripping an older car. He arrested them and when researching the vehicle found the VIN number had been altered. It turns out that it was the car stolen from Tarantino. The owner had recently purchased it and had no idea it was stolen. Also, it was revealed that Tarantino wrote the role of Jules specifically for Samuel L. Jackson, however it was almost given to Paul Calderon after a great audition. When Jackson heard this, he flew to Los Angeles and auditioned again to secure the role. Calderon ended up with asmall role as Paul the bartender. Yep, that's me, full of fascinating movie facts today.
Meanwhile, in your living room.
From a friend in Tucson: Background: My brother, Daniel, was visiting a friend in Montana and touring through Glacier National Park . They were hiking up a CLOSED ROAD when they came upon this scene. It is evident that the mountain lion and bighorn sheep were fighting on the mountain and fell to their immediate death sometime during the struggle. Pay special attention to the mouth of the mountain lion... it still has sheep hide in its mouth! Tyson.
It's never hard to find celebrity athletes at the Olympics. Some of them are already famous when they arrive the Games, and others become famous for what they accomplish there. But in addition to the Olympians who actually are celebrities, you'll also always find a handful of them who look like celebrities. And that's who we're going to take a look at: 2014 Winter Olympians who have celebrity doppelgangers. Lolo Jones and Rashida Jones are a little sexy/creepy.
What, like you wouldn't buy a surplus Russian gas mask for under $10? If nothing else, it can help you when things get dusty. And even if you only use them for a Halloween costume at some point, how can you not?
Meanwhile, near Daytona Beach.
another quick tease: the second trailer for game of thrones season 4