We're about to break the first two rules of Fight Club. Fight Club was one of those late '90s movies that was advertised horrendously but turned out to be one of the best movies of all time. The film is about anti-consumerism and not listening to what corporations would have you buy so maybe it's fitting that it bombed in theaters and then found an enormous cult following on DVD and video. Fight Club, based on the book of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk is a cinema classic, and famous for many great quotes, the great Fight Club cast, and of course, that big twist. You can find more movies in this vein with our list of shows and movies like Fight Club.
It made a (more credible) star out of Brad Pitt, it made Edward Norton a household name, and it cemented David Fincher as a directing god. This movie is one of the most important films of all time. Sure it's become a cliche and thousands of college kids (not seeing the irony) buy every piece of merchandise and poster they can get their hands on, rattling off Fight Club quotes to death, but the film earned its place in Hollywood movie history.
The attention to detail and sheer cinematic know-how that went into this film would take entire books to cover, but here's a start. These are the amazing, interesting, behind the scenes facts you might not have known about Fight Club.
What's that? You don't even know the first rule of Fight Club? If you haven't seen this great film yet do yourself a favor, stop whatever it is you're doing and watch this movie. You'll thank us.
The Studio Hated Durden's Rubber Glove
There Are Tons of Hints at the Twist, if You're Paying Attention
The Makeup Artists Did Bonham Carter's Makeup with Their Left Hands
Norton Lost About 20 Pounds for the Role
The Narrator Was Calling Himself
The Narrator Reacts when Durden Gets Punched