Announces Top 10 Oscar Movie Locations, Fun Facts and Trivia (1980-2011)

By Imdb And Wikipedia, PRNE
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ROME, April 6, 2011 - Here at ( ) we love Oscars and
came up with a top 10 list of the movies that won "Best Picture" award
between 1980 and 2011. To add a little bit more "fun" we thought it would be
useful to picture where the filming locations were throughout the
world, as well as give an idea of budget and box office revenues. Last, but
not least, we added a fun fact or trivia for each. Enjoy!

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(1980-2011) (

The King's Speech (2011)

Filmed in: London (, United Kingdom

Trivia: The author, David Seidler suffered from a stammer as a child.
Having heard George VI's wartime speech as a child, he had written to the
Queen Mother asking for permission to use the King's story to create a film.
The Queen Mother asked him not to during her lifetime, citing that the
memories were too painful.

Slumdog Millionaire (2009)

Filmed in: India (

Trivia: Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail (who played Salim as a child) was
reportedly paid GBP700 and Rubina Ali (who played Latika as a child)
reportedly received GBP500 for a month's work on the film. At the end of
the movie, both of the child actors continued to live in makeshift shacks
in the illegal slums of Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai. The studio declined to
comment on the actual wages paid, but has since provided thousands of
dollars in education and college funds for the children.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Filmed in: New Zealand (, Mount

Trivia: Peter Jackson cut his own hair throughout the project because
he didn't have time to schedule a haircut appointment. 48,000 props were used
in the films.

Gladiator (2000)

Filmed in: Spain (

Trivia: Russell Crowe was continually unhappy with the screenplay,
rewriting much of it himself. The famous line "In this life or the next, I
will have my vengeance" he initially refused to say, telling writer "Your
lines are garbage but I'm the greatest actor in the world and I can make
even garbage sound good."

Titanic (1997) - 11 Oscars

Filmed in: Mexico (

Trivia: The 17 million gallon seawater tank, built for the sinking
scenes in Titanic, is the largest shooting tank in the world and the
largest ever constructed for a movie.

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