It’s a passion.
September 21, 1970 Bill Murray celebrated his 20th birthday by getting arrested at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for carrying five bricks of marijuana (valued at $20,000) in his luggage.
The original hawk used to play Mordecai was kidnapped during shooting and held for ransom - production could not wait for him to be returned which is the reason that the bird that appears later in the movie has “more white feathers” - it’s a different bird. (x)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
In order to acquaint himself with his three lead actors, director Alfonso Cuarón had each of them write an essay about their characters, from a first-person point of view. Emma Watson wrote a 10-page essay. Daniel Radcliffe wrote a one-page summary, and Rupert Grint never even turned his in. (x)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Steve McNiven could draw the phone-book, and it would look AMAZING. These are some examples of proof thereof.
Jimmy and Brad Pitt took a break from their day to day to have a “breakdance conversation” in the basement of 30 Rock!