Wedding Crashers was a great movie. It was. In fact, since its release in 2005, the act of crashing weddings has gone up by 78% in America. And that’s just in America. Who knows what the international numbers look like. But what we do know is that a lot more went into making that movie than just having a cast of A1 comedians. Let’s take a look behind the curtain.
- Vince Vaughan walked off the set and took home the painting that was made of/for him by the character Todd.
- Rachel McAdams, who played Claire Cleary, had to smile, like all the time. We’re talking all day, everyday. To make her laughing and smiling as realistic as possible, Christopher Walken, who played her father, would keep saying the word “fart” to McAdams to get her to giggle just right. What a comedian.
- US Congress then made it illegal to pretend to have a purple heart and apparently had great displeasure in the movie.
- Jane Seymour and Christopher Walken, who played the Cleary parents, were both in separate James Bond films: Seymour as the Bond Girl Solitaire in Live and Let Die, while Walken was the villain Max Zorin in A View To A Kill.
- There are actually 115 rules to wedding crashing The Wedding Crasher Handbook.
- When Vince Vaughn admits to having an imaginary friend named Shiloh, it’s a reference to the Neil Diamond song “Shiloh,” which is, as you might imagine, about an imaginary friend.
- Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn improvised the “Lock it up!” banter.
- The line, “You’ve crashed a million weddings, and you rocked them all” is a play on the line from Jon Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive,” where he sings, “I’ve seen a million faces, and I’ve rocked them all!”
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