Who doesn’t like watching an excellent casino-inspired movie? Even if you
have never gambled or stepped foot inside a casino in your life, you’ll
find it hard not to get caught up in the excitement and suspense in these
types of movies.

If your favorite movie characters are those who enjoy a good game of poker,
roulette, or blackjack, you’ll be interested in finding out some
interesting and little-known facts about the greatest gambling movies in
Hollywood history.

Popular gambling website Casino Sites created an compelling infographic that reveals
several jaw-dropping facts about gambling films.

For example, did you know that some of the most famous actors in Hollywood
– who have also starred in numerous casino-themed movies – love to engage
in gambling in real life as well?

George Clooney is the most famous of them. He is perhaps best-known for
playing Danny Ocean in Ocean’s 11, where he attempts to carry out an
elaborate casino heist. However, in real life, Clooney built a $3 billion
casino in 2005.

Matt Damon’s character in Rounders wasn’t very lucky and ended up losing
$30,000. Damon doesn’t seem to have more luck in real life as he reportedly
lost $25,000 gambling.

Ben Affleck, who played gambling tycoon Ivan in Runner, Runner seems to
know his way around a deck of cards. In 2004, he won the California State
Poker Championship, earning the $350,000 grand prize.

Apart from these little-known facts, the infographic also shares trivia
from movie sets as well. Our favorite is that director Steven Soderbergh
originally planned to shoot Ocean’s 11 in black and white. It’s hard to
imagine what that would have looked like.

Moreover, Bill Clinton was an unlikely guest on the set of The Hangover in
Bangkok. Even though he was asked to make a cameo, he ended up refusing to
do it.

Finally, an interesting fact about Casino Royale you might not have known
is that it won the hearts of the Chinese people as well. While the Chinese
government typically has strict censorship rules when it comes to Hollywood
movies, Casino Royale was the first James Bond movie to be approved.

As you can see, there’s much more behind-the-scenes action to learn about
your favorite casino-inspired Hollywood movies. To find out more, make sure
to take a look at the other part of the infographic below.


For more fascinating movie facts, check out these infographics.