The Titanic film cost more than the actual ship

Everybody knows the tragic story of the RMS Titanic; a huge ocean liner deemed unsinkable that did exactly the opposite a few days into her maiden voyage.  What people might not know, however, is that the 1997 film by James Cameron cost more to make than the ship itself.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger earned over $20,000 per word for Terminator 2

As far as big paydays go, Arnold Schwarzenegger has had some pretty tasty ones.  He allegedly pocketed $2 million for Commando, $3.5 million for Predator and a whopping $11 million for Total Recall, to name just a few, and that’s not even taking into account all of his earnings from bodybuilding competitions and his occasional dip into real estate.  Needless to say he’s fucking minted.

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Mad Max’s score was composed by Brian May (not that one)

I’ve seen Mad Max many times over the years and every time I see Brian May’s name in the credits as the composer I’ve never once batted an eye.  After all, he’s a household name for being an expert guitarist in one of the biggest bands in music history – Queen.  It stood to reason that he would be capable of scoring a film.

However, Mad Max was scored by Brian May, just not the fuzzy-haired guitarist of the same name.

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