Random tidbits from the movie industry -- Factoids about ''Mrs. Doubtfire,'' ''Gettysburg,'' and more

By EW Staff
August 27, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

Formal Introductions: M. Butterfly, Mrs. Doubtfire, Mr. Nanny, Mr. Wonderful, Mr. Jones

Possession Is 9/10 of the Fall: Beethoven’s 2nd, Carlito’s Way, Man’s Best Friend, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, Schindler’s List, Wayne’s World 2, My Life

Coming Soon — Malcolm XI: Death Wish V: The Face of Death, The Philadelphia Experiment 2, Return of the Living Dead III, Warlock: The Armageddon

Long Time No See: Karen Allen (Ghost in the Machine), Albert Brooks (I’ll Do Anything), John Cusack (Money for Nothing), Cloris Leachman (The Beverly Hillbillies), Sean Penn (Carlito’s Way), Christopher Reeve (Morning Glory), Julia Roberts (The Pelican Brief), George C. Scott (Malice)

Size Matters: Gettysburg (close to 4 hours), Schindler’s List (3 hours), Short Cuts (3 hours, 7 minutes)

Why Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts Didn’t Star in Ethan Frome: According to a Gallup poll commissioned by Entertainment Weekly, 19 percent of Americans have read a book by John Grisham (The Pelican Brief); only 7 percent have read one by Edith Wharton (The Age of Innocence).

With a Song in Their Hearts: Dazed and Confused, Calendar Girl, Ghost in the Machine, Money for Nothing

Here, There, and Everywhere: Lili Taylor appears in Household Saints, Rudy, and Short Cuts; Juliette Lewis pops up in Kalifornia, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, and Romeo Is Bleeding.

Mixed Nuts: Brad Pitt as a psycho killer in Kalifornia; Macaulay Culkin as a psycho kid in The Good Son; Wesley Snipes as a psycho bomber in Demolition Man; Jamie Lee Curtis as a psycho mother in Mother’s Boys; Rip Torn as a psycho corporate honcho in RoboCop 3; Kevin Costner as a psycho kidnapper in A Perfect World; Lena Olin as a psycho mobster in Romeo Is Bleeding and as a psycho — sorry, make that psychotherapist — in Mr. Jones.