It’s a little-known fact that the award-winning documentary March of the Penguins was actually shot after the narration was recorded. A man who luckily had a digital voice recorder with him sat down to eat dinner with Morgan Freeman one night. Mr. Freeman, who loves penguins, launched into a two-hour long monologue on the birds. Mr. Freeman’s dinner companion recorded the whole thing, then edited out his own “uh-huhs” and the waitress’ interruptions (“More mozzarella sticks?”).
He then hired a crew to film penguins, edited it together, and released the movie. Morgan Freeman was unaware that a movie had been made until he saw a clip of the movie shown at the Academy Awards. He is reportedly pleased with the outcome.