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20 Amazing Facts About Mad Max: Fury Road That Will Blow Your Mind. #17 Is A Shocker

Mad Max: Fury Road, an action, adventure, sci-fi movie was released in May 2015. The setting is of post-apocalyptic Australia where a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search of her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max. It is an amazing movie full of action and stunts with minimal dialogues. 

Here are some lesser known facts about Mad Max: Fury Road. 

20 Amazing Facts About Mad Max: Fury Road That Will Blow Your Mind. #17 Is A Shocker

20 Amazing Facts About Mad Max: Fury Road That Will Blow Your Mind. #17 Is A Shocker

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1. Tom Hardy apologized to George Miller for the complicated relationship between the star and the director during filming.

1. Tom Hardy apologized to George Miller for the  complicated relationship between the star and the director during filming.

He stated: "There was no way, I mean, I have to apologize to you because I got frustrated. There was no way George could have explained what he could see in the sand when we were out there. Because of the due diligence that was required to make everything safe and so simple, what I saw was a relentless barrage of complexities, simplified for this fairly linear story. I knew he was brilliant, but I didn't know how brilliant until I saw it. So, my first reaction was 'Oh my God, I owe George an apology for being so myopic."

2. George Miller did not want to do a remake of the story that had already been told...

2. George Miller did not want to do a remake of the story that had already been told...

...so, he decided that reboot will take place in the post-apocalyptic Australia, years after the new Max (Tom Hardy) lost his family.

3. George Miller laid down two stipulations for the production to follow, in creating the look of the film.

3. George Miller laid down two stipulations for the production to follow, in creating the look of the film.

Firstly, to differentiate the film from other post-apocalyptic movies which typically have bleak desaturated colors, the cinematography would be as colorful as possible. Secondly, the art direction would be as beautiful as possible.

4. The War Boys spray their lips and teeth with a silver substance, very much like common spray paint..

4. The War Boys spray their lips and teeth with a silver substance, very much like common spray paint..

To prepare themselves to go into battle, ready to sacrifice their lives for Immortan Joe. They often speak about this as though it is some kind of religious ritual, saying that it will allow them to enter "the gates of Valhalla, shiny and chrome."

5. Tom Hardy would act out a cartoonish eye popping out action..

5. Tom Hardy would act out a cartoonish eye popping out action..

..to let Whiteley or other wives know whenever their clothes slipped instead of telling them directly, according to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

6. Tom Hardy announced he would sign on for 3 more Mad Max films.

6. Tom Hardy announced he would sign on for 3 more Mad Max films.

7. Max sees a girl in his visions who is commonly believed to be his daughter, is in fact Glory the Child, who can be seen in the comic series.

7. Max sees a girl in his visions who is commonly believed to be his daughter, is in fact Glory the Child, who can be seen in the comic series.

8. The older actresses playing the Vuvalini did their own stunts.

8. The older actresses playing the Vuvalini did their own stunts.

9. At least four members of the cast have been involved in comic book films.

9. At least four members of the cast have been involved in comic book films.

Tom Hardy starred as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Nicholas Hoult starred as Hank/Beast in X-Men: First Class (2011), Zoë Kravitz who starred as Angel in X-Men: First Class (2011), and Josh Helman who starred as William Stryker in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). Hoult also starred in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and will star in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).

10. The first film in the Mad Max film franchise to be nominated and win Oscars.

10. The first film in the Mad Max film franchise to be nominated and win Oscars.

11. Australian artist/musician Sean Hape, better known as Iota played the role of flame-shooting guitarist.

11. Australian artist/musician Sean Hape, better known as Iota played the role of flame-shooting guitarist.

The guitar weighed 132 pounds, and shot real gas-powered flames.

12. The jacket worn by Mel Gibson in the second two movies of the original trilogy is replicated..

12. The jacket worn by  Mel Gibson in the second two movies of the original trilogy is replicated..

...it's worn by Tom Hardy.

13. 80% of the effects seen in the film are real practical effects, stunts, make-up and sets.

13. 80% of the effects seen in the film are real practical effects, stunts, make-up and sets.

To enhance the Namibian landscape, remove stunt rigging and for Charlize Theron's left hand which in the film is a prosthetic arm, CGI was used.

14. Charlize Theron had to wear a wig for her role in A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)..

14. Charlize Theron had to wear a wig for her role in A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)..

..as she shaved her head for the role of Furiosa.

15. When Charlize Theron accidentally elbowed Tom Hardy, he suffered from a broken nose.

15. When Charlize Theron accidentally elbowed Tom Hardy, he suffered from a broken nose.

16. The film's storyboard was made even before the screenplay, according to George Miller.

16. The film's storyboard was made even before the screenplay, according to George Miller.

It was made with the collaboration of five artists and had about 3,500 panels.

17. Margaret Sixel, the editor of the film is director George Miller's wife.

17. Margaret Sixel, the editor of the film is director George Miller's wife.

She asked her husband why she should do it, as she had never edited an action film before, Miller replied, "Because if a guy did it, it would look like every other action movie."

18. It took three months for Margaret Sixel to wtach the movie, as she had 480 hours of footage to edit.

18.  It took three months for Margaret Sixel to wtach the movie, as she had 480 hours of footage to edit.

19. A dog named Max that was given to Tom Hardy when he was a teenager.

19. A dog named Max that was given to  Tom Hardy when he was a teenager.

He passed away in 2011. The dog's name was an honor to Mad Max (1979).

20. Guy Norris, the second unit director and supervising stunt coordinator...

20. Guy Norris, the second unit director and supervising stunt coordinator...

...was in charge of over 150 stunt performers, which included Cirque Du Soleil performers and Olympic athletes.

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