Easter Eggs or hidden symbols in 5 famous Hollywood Movies that you could not have noticed

Don’t let that title confuse you. Easter eggs in movies are actually hidden symbols of influence that viewers don’t notice. Only if you watch closely with a heightened sense of observation will you catch these common symbols and signs in several Hollywood movies. Many of these are common items that could have influenced the film maker or themes close to their hearts which they incorporate into movie scenes either as a surprise to the viewers or to pay respect to something meaningful. It could also be a joke which has been put their deliberately. Take a look at Easter eggs in popular movies that you never even thought were there.


1 The real life Frank Abagnale Jr appears in catch me if you can

The semi autobiographical movie ‘Catch me if you can’ starring Leonardo Di Caprio was based on the life of con artist Frank Abagnale Jr who served time in Swedish, French and US prisons. Take a look at the movie scene where Tom Hanks convinces Frank to surrender and he is taken into custody by French gendarmes. The policeman who arrests Frank is none other that the real Frank Abagnale himself.

Frank Abagnale Jr appears in catch me if you can

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2 An X before every murder scene in “Departed”

Scorsese used an X in various scenes in the movie Departed starring Leonard Di Caprio and Mark Wahlberg. It appears as Caprio’s character Costigan calls Wahlberg’s character Sgt Damian in the airport. One can see cross beams supporting the airport walkway. In another scene, Martin Sheen’s character Queenan is thrown off a building where windows can be seen taped with an X. Just before Costigan is shot in the elevator, there is an X behind his head. Even on as Sullivan returns to his apartment in the end, you can see X marks on the floor of the hallway.

An X before every murder scene in “Departed

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3 Uma Thurman’s sneakers designed with a profanity in Kill Bill Volume 1

You’ll be amused at the Easter eggs in popular movies such as Kill Bill Vol: 1 Quentin Tarantino is popular for his depictions of violence displaying blood and gore in every scene. Kill BILL was one of his famous movies that gained him recognition as a filmmaker. The amusing Easter egg in this movie is the tread pattern of Uma Thurman’s character Beatrix Kiddo which can be faintly seen through the glass in a low angle shot. The pattern reads F*** U. The sound track also features pieces from other movies collected by Tarantino.


Kill Bill Vol: 1

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4 Salvador Dalis photograph of Voluptas Mors on the poster of “Silence of the Lambs”

Salvador Dali made a photograph along with Magnum photographer Philippe Halsman. It was called Voluptas Mors or Voluptuous Death and depicted seven nude women that were arranged in a skull shape. The picture appeared on the moths head in the poster of the chilling movie ‘The silence of the Lambs’. This was symbolic of the movie’s psychologically disturbing theme.

Silence of the Lambs

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5 Trophy cabinet aboard mother ship in movie Predator 2 (1990) with Xenormorph warrior skulls from movie Alien (1986)

How weird is that for Easter eggs in popular movies. In predator 2, one can see a trophy cabinet with xenormorph warrior skulls from the movie Alien that was made way back in 1986. The idea was proposed by special effects artists’ john Rosengrant and Shane Mahan both of whom had worked on Predator and Alien movies. The skull prop was created b y Kevin Hudson but was once reported stolen to the LAPD.


movie Alien

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