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These Actors’ Ultimatums Completely Transformed Some Of Your Favorite Films

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While actors jobs may depend on following the director’s orders, some great, hysterical, or weird features of your favorite movies have come straight from the actors themselves. Here are five actors whose requests altered the scripts, costumes, and director’s choices drastically in the films they were starring in.

Crispin Glover: Refusing To Speak A Word

If you thought the “Thin Man” in Charlie’s Angels was intimidating already, Crispin Glover made a choice in the reboot that intensified the character’s creepiness: he refused to speak. Deciding that he wasn’t a fan of the script, Glover decided to replace his lines with complete and utter silence… and his bosses agreed.

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Mafia Members: Scaring The Studio Into Altering The Script

While many of the “mafia” members in The Godfather were actors, the real mafia was angered by the derogatory contents of the film. Threats soon began against the studio and they were forced to deal with real mobsters. Along with casting a few mob members as extras, the mafia demanded that the directors remove one word from the entire script: “mafia.”

The Godfather/Paramount Pictures

Samuel L. Jackson: His Hitman’s Hair

Samuel L. Jackson’s Pulp Fiction character’s Jheri curls are a trademark of the hitman’s style, yet it was only upon Jackson’s request that the hairstyle stuck around. Originally, the character was meant to have an Afro, yet the person who fetched the wig wasn’t sure what an Afro looked like. He brought back Jheri curls instead, and Jackon found it so hysterical that he made sure the signature wig remained in the film.

Pulp Fiction/Miramax

Harrison Ford: The Death Of Han Solo

Han Solo’s death in The Force Awakens was no big surprise for Harrison Ford. He had been advocating for the character’s downfall for over 30 years. Ford didn’t want Solo to die simply so he could get out of the franchise. He believed that in order for the other characters to develop (and Solo to reach the peak of his character arc) a noble, epic death was necessary.

The Force Awakens/Lucasfilm

Ben Affleck: Refusing A Yankees Hat For Gone Girl

If you didn’t think that a film shoot could shut down for four days over a Yankees cap, guess again. While the Gone Girl script called for Affleck’s character to wear a Yankees hat, Affleck refused to succumb to the humiliation of letting down his team: the Red Sox. After bickering for several days with the director, Affleck finally convinced him that a Mets cap would do the trick.

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She Went From Trapped In Her Own Body To Dancing With The Stars

Victoria Arlen was born just before her triplet brothers. As such, the young girl was always an ambitious and energetic trailblazer. Always active, she took an interest in sports – particularly swimming and dancing – from a young age. She dreamed of winning gold medals and dancing with stars. Then, at age 11, disaster struck. Out of nowhere, Victoria became a prisoner, trapped inside her own body, in a nightmare that seemed to never end. She could see and hear, but didn’t have control over anything else. Victoria worked tirelessly to escape from her nightmare against all odds, and went on to grab headlines and inspire lives everywhere. Was she able to overcome her dismal condition? Read on to find out.

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These Celebrity Doppelgangers From The Past Have Us Seeing Double

Time travel is a mystifying concept. Much like the idea of extraterrestrial life, it has captured the human imagination for as long as we have existed. Today, it’s at the forefront of famous movie plots, most famously ‘Back to the Future,’ and pops up in late-night conversations about the universe and meaning of life. As of now, scientists have not been able to confirm whether traveling through time is possible, and though there isn’t any kind of hard evidence that proves human beings can time travel, these photos of celebrities alongside what appear to be them in other time periods will sure make you wonder.

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Is It Even Christmas If You Haven’t Seen Die Hard Yet?

The Holiday Season is upon us and you know what that means – time to watch Die Hard! Your televisions and movie theaters are probably already flooded with cheesy Christmas movies, and the radio is just Mariah Carey’s “All I want For Christmas Is You,” but there’s one thing that we can all agree on, Die Hard is a perfect piece of holiday cheer. We know the debate has raged on for nearly 30 years: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? We’ve done the leg work (watched Die Hard so many times we’ve lost count) and we have the definitive answer. Yippee ki-yay it’s Die Hard season!

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