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Ian McKellen wore a buff-suit as Magneto

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Few actors have a career as celebrated and admired as that of Sir Ian McKellen, a man who has played both the wizened wizard Gandalf the Grey and Marvel’s master of magnetism, Magneto. The latter of which required McKellen to wear a fitted buff-suit.

The space suits in Alien were more uncomfortable than the one for the Alien

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Alien is a film carried by a combination of astounding cinematography, direction and acting working in tandem to make a 7ft tall guy in a rubber suit the scariest fucking thing in the world. Weirdly, while you’d think the guy in the alien suit was the most uncomfortable guy on set, it was everyone who had to wear a space suit.

Skynet is scared of the T-1000

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Terminator 2 is a movie elevated by its primary villain, the T-1000, a living human-shaped blob of “mimetic polyalloy” described as the ultimate killing machine. An idea supported by the fact that in Terminator canon, even the artificial AI that destroyed the entire world is scared of it. 

Charles Barkley didn’t give a f**k (at the 1992 Olympics)

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The 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team was so utterly dominant on the court and crammed with such an insane amount of latent basketball energy that many sports analysts simply referred to it as “The Dream Team”. Perhaps the most controversial member of the Dream Team of all was Charles Barkley who basically spent the entire Olympics trying to erase the concept of givable fucks from human consciousness. 

Mortal Kombat almost starred Jean-Claude Van Damme

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Mortal Kombat is a series known for its comedic ultra-violence and surprisingly deep and expansive world-building. A fact that has led to the coining of the phrase, come for the gore, stay for the lore by fans of the series. Speaking of lore, did you know series mainstay and large-dicked legend Johnny Cage was almost Jean-Claude Van Damme.