15 Napoleon Dynamite Behind-The-Scenes Secrets

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Napoleon Dynamite celebrate its 10th anniversary in style with a special screening put on by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

We were there, and so too was the entire cast -- including star Jon Heder -- and filmmaker Jared Hess!

We learned a whole lot about the making of this classic that has never been revealed before.

Click through and see our 15 things we learned from the Napoleon Dynamite 10th anniversary screening.

1. Film Took 22 Days to Film

Film Took 22 Days to Film
In a true independent spirit, Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess revealed he shot the film in a stunning 22 days.

2. Most Quoted Napoleon Dynamite Line

Most Quoted Napoleon Dynamite Line
Jon Heder told us that the quote from Napoleon Dynamite he gets the most is about a certain llama.

3. The Street Where Napoleon's House Is Has Been Renamed

The Street Where Napoleon's House Is Has Been Renamed
The street where Napoleon Dynamite lived in the movie has been renamed to salute the film. And, Hess says the owners of Napoleon Dynamite's house report at least two people per day come by to see it because of the movie.

4. Jon Heder's An Artist!

Jon Heder's An Artist!
Every single drawing in Napoleon Dynamite that Napoleon draws (except for one) was done by star Jon Heder.

5. Uncle Rico's a Vegan!

Uncle Rico's a Vegan!
Jon Gries, who plays Uncle Rico, had to eat a lot of steak in the movie. And that was miserable, considering Gries is a vegan!

6. The Time Machine Is Based on Real Life

The Time Machine Is Based on Real Life
Jared Hess told us that Aaron Ruell's (who plays Kip Dynamite) brother really bought a time machine that took crystals to work in real life. And he paid $800 for it!

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Napoleon Dynamite Quotes

How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?... Yeah... Coach woulda put me in fourth quarter, we would've been state champions. No doubt. No doubt in my mind.

Uncle Rico

Napoleon Dynamite: Grandma just called and said you're supposed to go home.
Uncle Rico: She didn't tell me anything.
Napoleon Dynamite: Too bad, she said she doesn't want you here when she gets back because you've been ruining everybody's lives and eating all our steak.
Uncle Rico: I'm not goin' anywhere, Napoleon.
Napoleon Dynamite: Get off my property!
Uncle Rico: It's a free country. I can do whatever I want.
Napoleon Dynamite: Get off my property or I'll call the cops on you.
Uncle Rico: Well then do it! Go on!
Napoleon Dynamite: Maybe I will, GOSH!