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Friday, December 03, 2004
"The Guinness Bood of Records" is setting a record of its own in 2005--- it is turunig 50 years old. And the special anniversary edition of the book features records set in every category imaginable.

Although some of the records there are familiar-- yes, "The Matrix Reloaded" set the mark for the highest box ofice gross on an opening day ($42.5 million)--- tucked into the list are numerous lesser known facts:

** Most Hollywood film performances in the same role: William Boyd, who played the cowboy Hopalong Cassidy in 66 full length Paramount features from 1938 to 1948.

** Most people thanked by an Oscar Winner: On mArch 13, 1947, Olivia de Havilland thanked 27 people by name in her speech when she won best actress for : "To Each His Own".

** Highest fee per minute for an actor in a TV advertisement: Oscar Winner Nicole Kidman reportedly earned $3.71 million---$928,800 per minute -- for starring in a four minute commercial for Channel No. 5

** Most expensive TV program: In terms of cost per episode, It's "ER". In January 1998, the series prodicers, Warner Bros, agreed to a three year deal with NBC for 22 one hour spisodes at $13.1 million each.

(by Susan King/Tribune Newspapers)
posted by infraternam meam @ 3:11 AM  
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