Top 10 Weird Movie Trivia
#10 - TWO THUMBS DOWN
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Film critic Roger Ebert wrote the screenplay for Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970). The film is known for its ludicrous dialogue such as "I want it, I need it, I love it when a beautiful woman licks between my toes."

#09 - A LITTLE SOLITAIRE
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In The Manchurian Candidate (1962), 37-year-old Angela Lansbury portrays the mother of 34-year-old Laurence Harvey.

#08 - BOILED SHOE
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The shoe eaten by Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush (1925) were made of licorice created by the American Licorice Company in Chicago.

#07 - PSYCHO
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On the amusement park set during the filming of Strangers on a Train (1951), Alfred Hitchcock stranded his daughter (who was afraid of heights) on the top of the Ferris wheel for over an hour—just for kicks!

#06 - BLACKLISTED
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The 1956 Oscar for Best Screenplay went to a writer named "Robert Rich" for The Brave One. No such person existed. Turns out it was actually blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

#05 - YOU TALKIN' TO ME?
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The son of strict Calvinists, screenwriter Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) didn't see a single movie until he reached the age of 18.

#04 - TIME IS SO PRECIOUS
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Greer Garson's acceptance speech for winning Best Actress in Mrs. Miniver (1942) ran over a half hour - the longest acceptance speech in Academy Award history.

#03 - CHARACTER ACTOR
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Watergate security guard Frank Wills played himself in All the President's Men (1976).

#02 - WHADDYA WANT—A MEDAL?
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Look for former Olympic champion Jim Thorpe in a bit role as a prisoner in White Heat (1949), starring James Cagney and Virginia Mayo.

#01 - ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING
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Film criticism unofficially began with a brief review of May Irwin Kiss (1896) in the Chap Book for June 15, 1896: ". . . absolutely disgusting."

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