Top 42 Men In Black Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Men In Black facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Men In Black film message.

The Edgar suit decomposes as the movie goes on.
The Edgar suit decomposes as the movie goes on.
Actor Vincent D'Onofrio used basketball braces to create Edgar's signature walk. "I slightly bent my legs and locked off both braces so I couldn't move either way, but it was slightly bent and I taped off both of my feet and tried to walk," he said.
Actor Vincent D'Onofrio used basketball braces to create Edgar's signature walk. "I slightly bent my legs and locked off both braces so I couldn't move either way, but it was slightly bent and I taped off both of my feet and tried to walk," he said.

Men In Black Trivia

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  1. The American Humane Society made sure no animals were hurt during filming, including cockroaches. Will Smith was actually crushing mustard packets. At the end of the day, they had to count all the roaches and make sure none were missing.

  2. The guy in the morgue was not killed when he was attacked and slimed to the ceiling by the Bug. He was seen later in Men in Black 2 as an owner of a video store.

Men In Black Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - <b></b>international (2018) you can see a painting in the background of agent j (will smith) and agent k (Tommy Lee jones) fighting the cockroach alien from men in black 1 (1997)
    international (2018) you can see a painting in the background of agent j (will smith) and agent k (Tommy Lee jones) fighting the cockroach alien from men in black 1 (1997)
  • 1 - Jeebs' wonky eye swaps sides every time his head gets blown off
    Jeebs' wonky eye swaps sides every time his head gets blown off
  • Will Smith (Agent J) communicates with an alien US Post Office worker by reprising an old beat-boxing routine from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.

  • 1 - The "known aliens" visible on the screen include Al Roker, Isaac Mizrahi, Danny DeVito, director Barry Sonnenfeld, Chloe Sonnenfeld (Barry's daughter), Sylvester Stallone, Dionne Warwick, Newt Gingrich, Anthony Robbins, George Lucas, and executive producer Steven Spielberg.
    The "known aliens" visible on the screen include Al Roker, Isaac Mizrahi, Danny DeVito, director Barry Sonnenfeld, Chloe Sonnenfeld (Barry's daughter), Sylvester Stallone, Dionne Warwick, Newt Gingrich, Anthony Robbins, George Lucas, and executive producer Steven Spielberg.
  • 1 - Near the end, after Edger The Bug comes out of his ship, K gives a violation of code 4153 of the Tigo Treaty. This is a reference to Director Barry Sonnenfeld's birthday (April 1st, 1953).
    Near the end, after Edger The Bug comes out of his ship, K gives a violation of code 4153 of the Tigo Treaty. This is a reference to Director Barry Sonnenfeld's birthday (April 1st, 1953).
  • Ariana Grande and Elon Musk are displayed on the Alien Surveillance System

  • 1 - J notices K looking at a woman he loved and says "it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." this happens to J Men in Black 2 with Laura.
    J notices K looking at a woman he loved and says "it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." this happens to J Men in Black 2 with Laura.
  • 1 - When Jay, Kay and the worms go to take the HQ back, the security guard is seen reading a newspaper with the article "Satan escapes from Hell".
    When Jay, Kay and the worms go to take the HQ back, the security guard is seen reading a newspaper with the article "Satan escapes from Hell".
  • The MIB headquarters of 1969 has retro looking aliens reminiscent of the Sci-Fi B movies of the era (fishbowl helmets, spacesuits with ribbed things, exposed brains, bug eyes, etc.).

  • Agent J's 3rd grade teacher is revealed to be an alien, teaching in Philadelphia. Where another of Will Smith's characters was born and raised.

  • Mrs Edelson is J's elementary teacher, in Philadelphia, a nod to his Fresh Prince CHARACTER. (Has to repost for clarity)

  • Jay drops a quick dig on executive producer, Stephen Spielberg when viewing the bad special effects in the fictionalized story of the Light of Zartha.

  • 1 - Chris Hemsworth's character H struggles to find a weapon and ends up with a hammer, this is a reference to his other character Thor in the MCU who also uses a hammer as a weapon.
    Chris Hemsworth's character H struggles to find a weapon and ends up with a hammer, this is a reference to his other character Thor in the MCU who also uses a hammer as a weapon.

Men In Black Hidden Details

1 - One of the aliens revealed to be living on Earth in Men in Black (1997) is US politician and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
One of the aliens revealed to be living on Earth in Men in Black (1997) is US politician and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
1 - The bug in Edgar's body asks about the cat at the morgue, saying, "It means worlds to me." He said "worlds" and not "the world", because of the galaxy contained in the cat's collar.
The bug in Edgar's body asks about the cat at the morgue, saying, "It means worlds to me." He said "worlds" and not "the world", because of the galaxy contained in the cat's collar.

J gives K a dirty look after he is introduced as "Agent Black", which is why later in the film K looks at J while introducing him as "Dr. White" to make sure that's better

Jay asks Kay not to refer to him as 'kid', 'son' or 'sport' in recognition of the skills that landed him the job. Kay then proceeds to use all those words to refer to him at differing parts of the movie, in precisely that order.

When K is asked to give J a weapon, there's a pistol missing from the cabinet. Later K is seen with it at the coroner's office.

1 - After Kay blows up Edgar the bug from the inside, you can see Edgar's top half moving into position in the background behind them. This is how he is able to surprise attack them during their conversation about the galaxy.
After Kay blows up Edgar the bug from the inside, you can see Edgar's top half moving into position in the background behind them. This is how he is able to surprise attack them during their conversation about the galaxy.
1 - During the ending scene the reflection in the marble briefly reveals what the alien looks like
During the ending scene the reflection in the marble briefly reveals what the alien looks like

Bill Gates and Lady Gaga are shown amongst the aliens under surveillance

J takes a sip of the lemonade that Beatrice serves him while she tells them the story of her husband's abduction. He spits it out because she'd already used all her sugar in the water she served the alien at the beginning of the movie, making the lemonade bitter.

1 - When J and K are interviewing Edgar's wife, J spits his lemonade out after taking a sip. That's because there's no sugar in it, since Edgar drank all of the sugar.
When J and K are interviewing Edgar's wife, J spits his lemonade out after taking a sip. That's because there's no sugar in it, since Edgar drank all of the sugar.

. MIB3 says....... See his DOB on his passport

1 - One of the dates on the time traveler log is April 31st
One of the dates on the time traveler log is April 31st

The alien quite literally accepted Edgar's proposal prior to taking Edgar's skin.

1 - In the morning after having sex with Corellian boss's wife, camera focuses on Agent H's socks. Later in the movie Agent H is shown wearing the same socks when escaping the MIB agents with Agent M and Pawny.
In the morning after having sex with Corellian boss's wife, camera focuses on Agent H's socks. Later in the movie Agent H is shown wearing the same socks when escaping the MIB agents with Agent M and Pawny.

In the first Men in Black J Says that quantum physics and relativity books are way too advanced for an eight year old, in Men in Black: International, Molly is seen as a young Girl with a book by Stephen Hawking about those exact subjects

You can see Agent K pretending to type on a keyboard on screen.

The scream of Hive Alien has been reused from Venom's [Spider-Man 3, (2007)]

During this scene, Tommy Lee Jones almost breaks character by laughing. At 0:45 you can see him start to smile.

Will Smith puts his watch in the clock tower. A second later it's a different watch.

1 - Love this subtle nod to Agent J and Agent K in the new Men In Black International trailer.
Love this subtle nod to Agent J and Agent K in the new Men In Black International trailer.
1 - Will Smith's character learns his third grade teacher was an alien. Her location? Philadelphia (West Philadelphia, perhaps, where he was shootin some b-ball outside of the school?).
Will Smith's character learns his third grade teacher was an alien. Her location? Philadelphia (West Philadelphia, perhaps, where he was shootin some b-ball outside of the school?).
1 - The seats around the meeting table all had four-point base chairs, the empty one was for "H". When "H" finally sits down, he's pictured seated on a five-point base chair. Maybe the actor was too heavy?
The seats around the meeting table all had four-point base chairs, the empty one was for "H". When "H" finally sits down, he's pictured seated on a five-point base chair. Maybe the actor was too heavy?
1 - Will Smith is often seen wearing a suit. Wonderful throwback to the first movie
Will Smith is often seen wearing a suit. Wonderful throwback to the first movie
1 - J goes to visit the time traveler vendor who opens his logbook and on the log is "Finley Harlocker" who also in in MJ's phone history in SpiderMan 3 (according to Reddit post and Google) So?...time traveler MCU crossover pre-Avengers End Game??
J goes to visit the time traveler vendor who opens his logbook and on the log is "Finley Harlocker" who also in in MJ's phone history in SpiderMan 3 (according to Reddit post and Google) So?...time traveler MCU crossover pre-Avengers End Game??
Men In Black poster
Men In Black poster

Men In Black Plot

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Men In Black. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Director Barry Sonnenfeld
Stars Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio
IMDB score 7.3