Dead Poets Society, the 1989 American drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Robin Williams, has recently garnered a lot of recent attention due to Robin Williams’ passing.
Here are six trivia facts you may not know about the movie:
-The movie was loosely based on the screenwriter’s life.
-The main character, John Keating, was based on the two of Schulman’s teachers.
-The studio considered turning ‘Dead Poets Society’ into a musical
-Originally, Jeff Kanew, who did ‘Revenge of the nerds’, was going to direct it
-Dustin Hoffman was going to direct and star in the movie.
-In the screenpley, John Keating is dying of cancer.