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Biggest net loss for a film: $95.59 million, Warners' "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" (2002)

Highest production cost for a film: $307 million, how much 20th Century Fox's "Cleopatra" (1963) would cost today (originally $44 million)

Greatest number of films destroyed by a studio: 5,553 by Universal in 1949 (entire collection of its archives from 1912-1930)

Greatest number of retakes for a dialogue scene: 127, demanded by Stanley Kubrick during the making of "The Shining"

Largest amount of illegal substances used legally on a set: 22 kilos of opium, provided by a Pakistani representative of the DEA for a scene in the British TV miniseries "Traffik" (1989)

Highest number of actor Oscar losses: 7, Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole


Number of magazine covers O.J. Simpson appeared on in 1993:0

Number of magazine covers O.J. Simpson appeared on after his June 1994 at arrest: 16

Number of prescription drugs found on Winona Ryder during her 2002 shoplifting arrest: 8 (Demerol, Diazepam, Valium, Vicoprofen, Vicodin, Kadian, Percocet, Percodan)

Number of doctors who prescribed drugs for Winona Ryder between 1996 and 1998, according to a DEA report: 20

Age Drew Barrymore smoked her first cigarette: 9

Number of beers Drew Barrymore used to chug nearly everyday at age 13:13

Age at which Robert Downey Sr. reportedly introduced his son to pot: 6

Number of times Robert Downey Jr. was arrested in 1996:3

Number of pages in Frank Sinatra's FBI file: 2,403

Number of pages in Lucille Bali's FBI file: 142

Fine paid by Paul Reubens, aka Pee Wee Herman, for pleading guilty to indecent exposure in 1991:$50

Maximum amount of prison time 70-year-old Roman Polanski could be sentenced to if he returned to the U.S. and was convicted of his 1977 rape charge: 50 years


Highest number of animal casualties on a production: more than 200 horses, killed on "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936)

Highest number of human fatalities on a production: 40, on the set of "The Sword of Tipu Sultan" (1989)

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Date:Nov 3, 2003
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