Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.
Most Extras in a Movie
The 1967 Russian movie War and Peace had 120,000 extras.
The South Korean movie Monster Wang-magwi from the same year featured 157,000 extras.
The 1945 German movie Kolberg had 187,000 and the movie with the most extras, the 1982 British movie Gandhi, featured 300,000 extras.
More Movie Facts
Stanley Kubrick did not wait for governments to ban his work. His ultra violent A Clockwork Orange is the only movie ever to be banned by its own director.
The filming of the movie 'Titanic' cost more than the Titanic itself!. It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.