11 Fascinating Facts About 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape'

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‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ is an all-time classic film, starring Johnny Depp, Darlene Cates, Juliette Lewis and a young Leonardo DiCaprio. Here are some interesting things you might not know about this amazing movie.

1. Johnny once paid Leo $500 to sniff a rancid pickle as a bet during filming.

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2. Depp landed the role for his incredible ability to demonstrate emotions without speaking.

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Bustle

3. Just like in the film, Cates had been a recluse in real life, staying at home for five whole years.

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Telegraph

4. Leo wasn’t supposed to kill the grasshopper, and the move angered many animal rights groups.

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Knowable

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