15 Dec, 2022


How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Facts you might not know

By FactsWow Team

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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