Directors, sound engineers and lighting specialist are often overlooked by the majority of movie fans, and we rarely learn who they are until awards season.
The most unappreciated people on every movie are undoubtedly the crew members who often have the most difficult jobs.
The following 10 movies feature examples of crew members attempting to get their 15 minutes of fame by making their Hollywood debut in major movies.
During the scene in “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” where Sauron’s army is heading towards Aragorn, there are close-ups of Pippin as he draws his sword and Merry as he takes a breath.
Then the scene cuts to the Orcs on the right of the screen as they are running. In their midst, there are two crew members in full view. A few seconds later a crew member wearing a hat, along with a couple of friends, is plainly visible.
Shooting a movie on a scale as large as “The Lord of the Rings” franchise requires a huge amount of coordination from hundreds of different actors, extras and crew members.
The movies feature some of the most thrilling battle scenes ever captured on film, so we can forgive Peter Jackson for allowing the odd crew member to sneak past the editing team and make into the final cut.
Converting the legendary tale into a series of blockbuster movies was one of the most difficult and ambitious tasks ever attempted in the history of cinema. With a budget of $280 million, Peter Jackson managed to create a masterpiece spread out over three different movies that won a total of 17 Academy Awards.