How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Facts you might not know

By FactsWow Team

Posted on: 15 Dec, 2022

Candidate for the title role

Jack Nicholson and Eddie Murphy auditioned for the title role of The Grinch before Jim Carrey won it.

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Makeup was required for Carrey

During filming, Jim Carrey had to do his makeup 100 times; the first round alone took more than eight and a half hours.

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Instructed in torture

An expert in torture training taught him how to cope with the costume and prosthetics, which feel like being buried alive every day.

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Eyeglasses were worn

Because his prosthetics were welded to his body, and he wore contact lenses like Frisbees, producers thought he might quit.

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The fans requested translations

Despite the song's utterly nonsensical lyrics, some fans asked for translations of the lyrics, which mimicked classical Latin sounds.

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Computers generate trees

In the opening shot sequence, forty thousand trees are computer generated, all within one snowflake.

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Extras and actors

In Whoville, the actors and extras who played the Whos went to Who-School, where they learned how to behave and act like Whos.

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Makeup performers

Despite their enthusiasm and willingness to try new things, the stunt coordinator brought Cirque De Soleil performers to make up the Whos in Whoville.

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Pretty Reckless singing

After playing Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl and singing with the Pretty Reckless, Taylor Momsen became known as Cindy Lou Who.

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Animation appearance

Chuck Jones changed the Grinch's appearance in the animated film (1996) from black and white to green and added pink eyes to the original story.

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