Jaws Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

18th February 2014

Quote: "The fact is, when I first saw the film, it scared the hell out of me. I forgot I was in it. To this day, I won't walk off the beach into the water. I will however, scuba." Jaws terrified leading man Richard Dreyfuss.

26th August 2013

Tweet: "You read for a part, you feel good about it, you feel confident, then they cast Ben Affleck." Jaws star Richard Dreyfuss jokes about competing for the new Batman role in the Man of Steel sequel.

25th February 2013

Fact: The theme song to Steven Spielberg's classic film Jaws was played throughout the Oscars telecast on Sunday (24Feb13) whenever producers needed to cut off excessively-long acceptance speeches.

23rd April 2009

Fact: Jaws star Richard Dreyfuss is set to do battle with more killer fish - BOB and Harvey Weinstein have cast him in forthcoming horror movie PIRANHA 3-D

20th April 2009

Quote: "People are often surprised that Im still in awe of it all. Why? Because ET, Jaws and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS were films that had a marked effect on me as a child. NICK (FROST) and I had a conversation with him about Close Encounters and we left and just jumped around in the corridor for two minutes because wed just spoken to a hero of ours. British actor Simon Pegg was in awe when he met his idol Steven Spielberg.

10th November 2008

Fact: Steven Spielberg was given 50 days and $3 million (GBP1.8 million) to make shark movie Jaws. It took him 155 days and cost $10 million (GBP6.25 million) to make.

24th September 2008

Quote: "The whole concept was he (Steven Spielberg) wanted people to walk out of the theatre and have the same feeling they had towards Jaws... He wanted people to feel the same way about technology. He wanted people to walk out of the theatre and turn off their cellphones... It's technology paranoia; it's like WAR GAMES meets The Bourne Identity." SHIA LaBEOUF on the concept behind his new action thriller EAGLE EYE, which is executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

1st July 2007

Quote: "I've caught mahimahi, and last summer I reeled in a 40-pound wahoo, like Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws." Catherine Zeta-Jones on her love for deep-sea fishing.

12th February 2007

Fact: Movie bosses are planning a fourth Jaws sequel - 20 years after JAWS IV: THE REVENGE failed to bite at the box office. JAWS: RISING is planned to be released directly onto DVD.

12th June 2006

Quote: "I couldn't imagine that anything would rescue, not only myself but the three cast members, and it would be the last time anything mechanical was ever put in the water." Movie mogul Steven Spielberg felt sure his 1975 film Jaws would be a huge flop.

30th May 2006

Quote: "I have shark nightmares because I had a babysitter who let me watch Jaws when I was entirely too young. That movie scarred me for life." WALK THE LINE star Ginnifer Goodwin.


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