Pop Culture | Movies | 90s

10 Things You Didn't Know About Men In Black

- Page 1

Ready to feel old? July 2nd marks the 20 year anniversary of our introduction to Agents J and K, and the revelation that aliens do, in fact, walk among us.

imdb

Men In Black was a massive box office success that went on to inspire 2 sequels, a cartoon series, and a wave of sci-fi comedies through the late 90s and early 00s. In honor of this awesome movie, take a look at some interesting facts about it!

1) Will Smith didn't want to take the role

Collider

He almost turned down the role of J, but his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, convinced him to take it.

CNN

2) Vincent D'Onofrio did a lot of research for his role

Men In Black Wiki

He did this by watching a lot of bug documentaries. In order to achieve his character's weird, unsettling walk, he put on knee braces so he couldn't bend his legs, and taped up his ankles.

Joblo

3) The MIB sunglasses sold like crazy

Film4

The signature glasses of the Men In Black are the Ray-Ban Predator 2s. With the release of the movie, sales of the sunglasses tripled, earning over $5 Million.

Frames Direct

4) Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones almost weren't J and K

GamesRadar

Both Chris O'Donnell and David Schwimmer were asked to play J, while Clint Eastwood was asked to play K. How different would that movie have been?

Yeah, I can't picture it eitherTenor

5) It also almost had a different director

Alchetron

Before Barry Sonnenfeld was tapped to direct, both Gremlins director John Landis and Quentin Tarantino were offered the chance. We can't even imagine what a Tarantino version of this would look like.

VOX ATL

Click to the next page for more awesome facts about this awesome movie!

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks

Music

18 Hit Songs That We All Forgot Were Written For Movies

Take a look at your music playlists from yesteryear, and you may be surprised some of the hit tunes came from a slew of classic films we've watched on repeat. Take a walk down memory lane, listen to these 18 songs, and see if you recognize the scene they were played in!1. Dirty Dancing - "Time of my Life"By Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes2. Blue Hawaii - "Can't Help Falling In Love"By Elvis Presley3. Titanic - "My Heart Will Go On"By Celine Dion4. Space Jam - "I Believe I Can Fly" By R. Kelly5. Back To

90s

7 Questions We All Have For The Cult Classic 'Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter Is Dead'

We all have those movies that we love even though no one else has heard of them. There are way too many to list them all, but when it comes to weird cult classics, Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter Is Dead is one that you absolutely need to remember.Warner Bros.If you've never seen it, the premise is exactly as weird as the title would lead you to believe. When the Candrell kid's mom is on a vacation for the summer she leaves her kids with a babysitter who passes away. This leaves the eldest Candrell sibling, Sue Ellen,