Ice to See You, ‘Batman & Robin’ Facts
If you’ve seen a Batman movie, you can tell that rubber suit is heavy. It’s obvious by the way the actors lumber around in that thing. But did you know that George Clooney’s Bat-suit in Batman & Robin weighed 90 pounds? The cape alone tipped the scales at 40 pounds. The thing was so hard to get in and out of that George Clooney urinated inside it on more than one occasion when nature called. Holy incontinence, Batman! That’s just one of the facts that’s guaranteed not to piss you off in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
Clooney’s problems didn’t end there; he hurt his leg playing basketball during the shoot, forcing him to cut the boot off his Batman costume while it healed. Watch closely and you’ll spot him limping slightly in the scene where he and Robin are trapped in Mr. Freeze’s rocket. Batman & Robin’s reputation among Batman fans is less than stellar, and in fact it is the only one of the four ’90s Bat-movies that wasn’t nominated for any Academy Awards. (It was, however, nominated for 11 Razzie Awards, winning one for Worst Supporting Actress.)
You Think You Know Movies? is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star Wars, The Avengers and Spider-Man, but this time we’re gonna play it cool, and really freeze up the works, and try hard not to get a cold, as we share some Batman & Robin facts. Watch more installments of ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ below and let us know in the comments what movies we should cover next.