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Love Prison Break? Here is some facts behind the scenes!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Many of the scenes are filmed on location in the actual cell that housed John Wayne Gacy.
The filming location, the old Joliet Prison, actually only has cells stacked two high. To be able to show the cells stacked three high, a studio set was constructed.
Stacy Keach (the Prison Warden) spent six months in a British prison and modeled his character after the man in charge at that institution.
The character of "D.B. Cooper" is based on an actual person, who in 1971, after hijacking an airliner, extorted $200,000 from its owner, Northwest Orient, and leaped off the airborne plane with 21 pounds of $20 bills strapped to his body. He was never caught.
The 4-month hiatus between the airing of episodes 13 and 14 came back to haunt the producers. Lincoln's execution was scheduled to take place in May. All of a sudden it was snowing.
Robert Knepper (T-Bag) says he based the haircut of his character on an old Science teacher he had, who had a "poofy bit", which always stuck up at the front.
The name of the prison in the show, Fox River, shares the name of a river that runs through Western Chicagoland, near the real prison filming location.
Thirteen episodes had originally been ordered but due to the success of the show, Fox extended it to a full season.
According to an interview with Rockmond Dunbar the character of C-Note was only suppose to appear in the first 2 episodes but when the show was renewed for a full season C-Note's role was extended to a recurring character.
The idea for the show was originally pitched to the Fox Broadcasting Company in 2003 but was turned down as Fox felt somewhat nervous about the long-term possibilities of such a television series. It was later considered as a possible 10-part mini series, which allegedly drew interest from big names in the film industry such as Steven Spielberg and Bruce Willis. However, the mini series never materialized. Following the huge popularity of serialized prime-time television series such as "24" (2001) and "Lost" (2004), the Fox Network had a change of heart and backed the production in 2004.
The electric chair is not used as a primary instrument of execution in the State of Illinois where the series is set. Originally, the method of execution scripted for Lincoln's death was via lethal injection. For shock value, however, this was changed to the electric chair. The State of Illinois currently has a moratorium on the death penalty.
13 prisons banned the show.
Paul Scheuring had said that the initial concept for the series (a man deliberately getting himself sent to prison in order to break out again) was suggested to him by a female colleague of his. He thought it was a great idea, but was initially stumped as to why someone would embark on such a strange mission or how he could stretch the idea out long enough for a TV show. He later came up with the idea of the wrongfully accused brother, and the conspiracy subplot. He then started work on writing the pilot script for the show.
Wentworth Miller was a last minute casting choice. He started filming about a week after auditioning/being cast.
Silas Weir Mitchell (Haywire) originally auditioned for the role of T-Bag.
(it's the best part!)If you were to have a tattoo like Michael’s it would take around 200 hours to make and the cost of it would be around $15000-$20000 dollars.(...still want it?)
It takes 4.5 hours to apply the tattoo to Wentworth.
LJ stands for Lincoln Junior.
In Season 2 Scofield mentions a web forum on a site www.europeangoldfinch.net. That site does exist. Moreover, if you see the forum, you can actually see a thread called "The Bag's still got THE BAG", which was a massage M. Scofield recieved from Sucre at the end of Season 2.
Of the 17 people to be listed as series regulars over the show's run, the characters of Veronica Donovan and Sofia Lugo were the only ones to never be arrested. They each however were held hostage at one point.
Justin Timberlake known as JT, an American pop / R&B famous singer. He came to fame as a member of N Sync. In 2002 he released his debut solo album Justified and now he come back with his new album FutureSex/LoveSounds. This album was released on 2006 with the #1 hit single Sexy Back. Now I have some trivia about Justin Timberlake to share with all of you.
Justin joined N Sync at the age of 14.
Justin was born at 6:30pm on January 31, 1981.
Justin's favorite ice cream is Baskin Robin's Daquiri Ice.
Justin collects candles and sports jerseys.
Justin was featured on the hit single, Where Is The Love? by pop/rap group Black Eyed Peas; however, he was not preset in the music video.
Justin dated pop superstar Britney Spears--his co-star on The Mickey Mouse Club--on and off for four years; they announced their final breakup in May 2002.
Justin's video for Cry Me a River was voted the "22nd Greatest Music Video of All Time" in a Channel 4 (UK) poll.
Justin won Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Album (Justified) and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (Cry Me A River).
Justin's best friends include Will.i.am from Black Eyed Peas and Timbaland, the producer. He is also good friends with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
Justin was the host of the 2007 Kids Choice Awards on Nickelodeon.
Avril's hobbies are writing songs, skateboarding, and singing.
Avril's favorite actor is Tobey Maguire.
Avril's favorite actress is Sandra Bullock.
Avril's favorite movies are Miss Congeniality and 8 Mile.
Favorite Place To Tour : New Zealand, Sardinia, Amsterdam.
Avril's favorite musicians are Sum 41, Beach Boys, Alanis Morissette, Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20, System of a Down.
Avril's favorite food is pizza with a lot of olives.
Avril's favorite colors are black and red.
The first magazine to have Avril Lavigne on it is What Magazine.
Avril dropped out of school at grade 11.
Favorite music videos : Her own video "Sk8er Boi" , another one "Complicated", and Blink 182's "All The Small Things" and "Rock Show".
Avril started playing guitar when she was about 10 years old.
Avril refuses to do lip-sync, she always sings live.
Avril's favorite candy is Pixe Stix.
Avril's favorite bands are Pennywise, Green Day, the Distillers, Linkin Park.
Avril has played hockey since she was a kid.
The position Avril plays in hockey: right wing and center.
Avril said that she played hockey better than some guys when she was back in high school.
Avril began skateboarding ever since she was 14 years old.
Avril owns over a 100 pairs of Converse sneakers.
One of her songs, Sk8er Boi is about her and an ex-boyfriend. It's about how her boyfriend didn't wanna admit his feelings because of her style, and he now can't have her,and she's a well-known artist, and it's supposed to be his lost.
Avril's debut album Let Go has gone six times platinum in the United States and seven times times platinum in Australia. Her debut album alone, has sold over 13 million copies world wide.
Following Ashlee Simpson's disastrous lip-synching appearance on Saturday Night Live, Lavigne says it's pathetic that some young artists don't sing on their own record or on stage.
She has admitted to Rollingstone.com that she got into some fights one night. "The other night, I got into three fights," says Lavigne. "I was at a club and some girl was giving me attitude. She pushed me and I got her down on the floor. Security came, and because I was on top, they threw me out."
During a interview, Avril spotted a picture of herself and ripped it up, allegedly saying "I hate that f***ing photo!" All this happened while on air. According to Avril, she had permission to take the picture down—station personnel encouraged her to take it down.
Avril Lavigne broke a record set by Madonna. Her song "Complicated" held the number one spot on the Contemporary Hit Radio chart (which tracks air play on the radio) for 11 weeks in a row. Madonna previously held the record with her song "Music", which held onto number one for 10 weeks.
Avril's hit single Sk8er Boi is heading to the big screen -- Paramount Pictures has optioned the song and hired ER writer/producer David Zabel to adapt its words into a feature film to be produced by studio-based MTV Films and Alphaville.
Avril Lavigne mispronounces David Bowie's name -- she was helping announce the Grammy nominees for best male rock vocal performance at Madison Square Garden when she made the gaffe, pronouncing Bowie's name like Howie, while it’s supposed to be like “doughy.” (January 8, 2003)
Avril has been immortalized with her very own computer virus -- the so-called Avril e-mail virus, which tries to lure users into opening its infected attachment by promising pictures of the popstar, went into circulation shortly after the Grammy nominations were announced. (January 14, 2003)
Avril won the 'New Artist in a Video' award for her song 'Complicated' at the 2002 VMA.
Avril won Best Single, Best Album, and Best New Artist at Juno Awards 2003.
Avril won Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Breakthrough Artist, and The Style Award at MTV Asia Award 2003.
Avril was the winner for "Favorite Female Singer" at the Kids Choice Awards in 2005.
Kelly Clarkson was the winner of the first season of American Idol, in September 2002. She won 58% of the vote landing her the one million dollar contract.
Kelly Clarkson is one of the most popular singers in the US and in the world, concerning that before American Idol, she never had a professional singing lesson.
She beat out more than 10,000 people to land a $1 million recording contract on the first season of American Idol.
In January 2004, Kelly participated in the first World Idol. She won the second place, after Norway's Idol, Kurt Nilsen.
Kelly Clarkson is in the December 2005/January 2006 issue of Teen People with Ashlee and Jessica Simpson on the cover. She is one of the Artists of the Year.
Kelly Clarkson's audition number on American Idol was 2311.
Before American Idol, Kelly Clarkson worked in some odd jobs, such as a Red Bull promo girl, and a Telemarketer.
Kelly Clarkson suffered from an eating disorder before she found her fame on American Idol. However, she snapped out of it really quickly unlike many celebs. Kelly said her eating disorder only lasted for six months.
On the American Idol 2 Finale, Clive Davis made a SPECIAL appearance to present a platinum record to Kelly Clarkson for selling 1,300,000 copies of her album Thankful. She didn't even know about it. Kelly's respond was, "I can't believe you guys pulled one on me, I didn't know."
Owen Wilson's Salaries & Another Fun Facts About Him
Friday, February 16, 2007
In this article you can find out how much Owen Wilson get paid for his acting on cinema. Not all of his film have the data for public, but it's still fun to know Owen Wilson's salary I guess, so enjoy! Also I have another fun facts about Owen Wilson.
Eight Crazy Nights was Adam's first cartoon movie. He played the voice of four main characters in this movie. He played Davey Stone, Eleanore Duvall, Whitey Duvall, and the Deer.
Adam Sandler worked with Cole and Dylan Sprouse in Big Daddy, and in Eight Crazy Nights.
Adam Sandler is a writer, actor, producer, and musician. He often writes and produces his own movies.
Adam's production company is called Happy Madison. It is named after two of his films, Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison.
Adam Sandler would work with friends than with new people. He has worked with his friends on 9 of his movies.
Adam Sandler spoke at Manchester Central High School's 2003 Graduation. His nephew was one of the Valedictorians that year. This is the same school that Adam graduated from.
Adam Sandler graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1991. During Adam's time there, he was a Resident Advisor in Brittany Hall.
Adam's best friend is Rob Schneider. Schenider has made appearances in many of Sandler's films such as The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Little Nicky, 8 Crazy Nights, and 50 First Dates. Adam has also made some appearances in Schneider's films such as The Animal and The Hot Chick.
In 1999 and 2000 Adam Sandler won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award. In 2000 he also won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Comedy Star.
Adam Sandler never prepares for his comedy acts, he always does them on the spot.