In preparation for their roles, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton took boxing, Taekwondo, and grappling lessons.
Tyler was originally going to recite a real recipe for home-made explosives- but to be safe, they decided to replace it with a fake recipe.
1999’s Fight Club has been consistently rated as one of the best movies ever made in lists since its release. Here are some things you might not know about the cult hit starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
When Tyler is giving his inspirational speech to the Fight Club, he says “We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars.” While saying this he looks directly at Jared Leto, who is the front man of the band 30 Seconds to Mars.
Director Fincher stated that there is a Starbucks cup visible in every scene of the movie.
Edward Norton lost about 20 pounds for his role as The Narrator. He did so after having to put on a lot of muscle for his role as a skin head in ‘American History X’ the year before
The line “The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club” was ranked at #27 of “The 100 Greatest Movie Lines” by Premiere in 2007.
Marla tells Narrator that she goes to the support meetings because “It’s cheaper than a movie, and there’s free coffee.”
Helena Bonham Carter is also a star in 1995’s ‘Margaret’s Museum’ in which Kate Nelligan says she goes to funerals “because it’s cheaper than bingo, and there’s free food.”
Christie Cronenweth, who is the sister of the director of photography for the movie, makes a cameo as the airline check-in attendant.
Bob’s bitch tits are filled with bird seeds.
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