One of the fascinating pieces of trivia below is true*, the other is false. Do YOU know which is which?
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
1) The script called for a scene where the velociraptors got on board the Venture as it was about to set sail. As chaos ensued, the T-Rex also got loose, and killed everything else aboard. This explains why many of the crew members are dead in places the Rex cannot reach. The scene was never filmed.
2) Richard Attenborough was upset that his role in this film was reduced to essentially a cameo. Spielberg, incensed at Attenborough’s questioning of his production, told Attenborough he could direct one of the key emotional scenes in the film. Attenborough agreed, and eagerly showed up on his scheduled day of shooting, only to find that the “scene” he was supposed to “direct” was of his own beating at the hands of Spielberg. Spielberg would later fight tooth and nail to get the scene into the finished film, but the studio refused, because to include all of the footage, which Spielberg refused to cut a second of, would have pushed the running time of the movie to well over 5 hours. Attenborough did, however, receive widespread acclaim and numerous directorial awards for the footage, which many called “raw, unflinching, and poetic.” Spielberg, inconsolable at being upstaged, hired his friend Tom Hanks to “clean up the mess I left.” While Hanks accepted the job, he held great admiration for Attenborough, so he lovingly wrapped a lead pipe with royal purple velvet before he snuck into Attenborough’s hospital room and beat him with it. Attenborough was blacklisted from ever appearing in a Jurassic Park film again, while Hanks was rewarded with the slave ship used in Amistad.