Wild Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Iconic Movie Sets

Actors! Set pieces! Directors pointing at things!

Hey everyone. It’s me again. Allie. BuzzFeed’s movie editor and resident well-hydrated pop culture ghoul.

Anyway, given that it’s my job to write about movies all day, every day, I often get to see some pretty fun behind-the-scenes pictures while searching for the perfect still to include in a post. So, I thought it’d be fun to round up a few of my favorites that I’ve come across over my literal half-a-decade of working here. (I’ve been at BuzzFeed five years. It’s been a minute.)

1.

Here we see co-directors/writers Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (collectively, the Daniels) chatting about a multitude of multiverses on the set of Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022).


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Meanwhile, Michael Jordan doesn’t need any movie magic for his basketball skills in Space Jam (1996).


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3.

Jack Nicholson and director/writer/producer Stanley Kubrick have no fear on the set of The Shining (1980).


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4.

And director Ryan Coogler doesn’t mind squatting for a chat with Chadwick Boseman while shooting Black Panther (2018). (T’Challa in a hoodie?! He looks so comfy!!!)


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5.

Rita Moreno rests her hard-workin’ dancin’ shoes for a quick smoke break while filming West Side Story (1961).


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And director Jon M. Chu sets up the big party entrance scene with Awkwafina on the set of Crazy Rich Asians (2018).


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7.

Jack Reynor, director Ari Aster, and Florence Pugh feel out some floral settings while filming Midsommar (2019).


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8.

Director Chris Columbus uses his ~magic~ to reposition Daniel Radcliffe and Maggie Smith while shooting Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001).


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9.

Julia Roberts takes over for director Garry Marshall on camera for Pretty Woman (1990).


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And director/writer Sam Raimi chats with Tobey Maguire and Kirstin Dunst on a New York City rooftop while shooting Spider-Man (2002).


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11.

Director Steven Spielberg gives some very important notes on how to dinosaur to a dinosaur on the set of The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).


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12.

Director Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan pose identically on the set of Lady Bird (2017).


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13.

Kiera Knightly listens intently while director Joe Wright plans his next shot in Pride & Prejudice (2005) — and, let’s be real, he’s probably talkin’ a little trash about Mr. Darcy.


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14.

Tom Holland stands on a big, comfy-looking mat, listening to director Ruben Fleischer on the set of Uncharted (2022).


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15.

Florence Pugh prepares to take flight(?) on the set of Black Widow (2020).


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Speaking of “flight,” Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving both appear to have a fight AND flight response while filming for The Matrix (1999).


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17.

Director Steven Spielberg poses for a very handsome portrait with Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) on the set of Hook (1991).


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18.

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio stare while director James Cameron points to something on set of Titanic (1997). I love Kate’s face here because it 100% looks like James is a time-traveller sent back in time to tell her some hot gossip.


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Meanwhile, director Peter Jackson looks like a multiverse hopper come to warn Legolas (Orlando Bloom) about the dangers of not wearing sun protection on the set of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).


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And director Jordan Peele isn’t afraid to get up close and personal with Red (Lupita Nyong’o) while filming Us (2019).


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21.

Brandy Norwood looks every part a princess behind the scenes, too, while filming Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1997).


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22.

Charlize Theron chats up director George Miller while sweatin’ it out in the desert during Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).


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Hey, while we’re talking about deserts, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can certainly smell what director Stephen Sommers is cooking while they film The Mummy 2 (2001).


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24.

Naomi Watts gets hugged by a giant green screen hand for King Kong (2005).


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Director James Cameron chills with the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and John Connor (Edward Furlong) while filming Terminator II: Judgement Day (1991).


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26.

Clive Barker chilling with his sick-lookin’ cenobites on the set of Hellraiser (1987). Honestly? Squad goals.


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Oh, did I say “squad goals?!” Here’s Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, director Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray posing by their beloved car on the set of Ghostbusters II (1989).


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Director George Lucas looks on while Ian McDiarmid and Samuel L. Jackson practice their laser sword duels on the set of Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (2005).


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Heath Ledger’s Joker gets a mid-day touch-up from make-up artist John Caglione Jr. while shooting The Dark Knight (2008).


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30.

Did someone say “knight?!” Here’s director David Lowery taking a moment to instruct Ralph Ineson and Dev Patel on the set of The Green Knight (2021). I’m obsessed with how casual this tree man looks here.


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And behind-the scenes pics aren’t just for live action movies! Here’s artist Mark Henn as he works on a sketch of Belle while animating Beauty and the Beast (1991).


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And Eddie Murphy getting into voicing Donkey in the recording sessions for Shrek (2001).


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Last, but certainly not least: Cate Blanchett looks on as director Taika Waititi shows her some shots on set of Thor: Ragnarok (2017). Y’all, this is my favorite meme layout. Excellent.


Jasin Boland/© Marvel / © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection

What’s your favorite behind-the-scenes movie photo? Share in the comments below!

Source: BuzzFeed – Celebrity

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