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'Jaws' (1975)

Endless stories about Bruce, the pneumatically-powered prop sharks that "played" the great white (nicknamed after Steve Spielberg's lawyer, Bruce Raimer), abound from the set of this deep-sea thriller. So it was a treat to see this photo of the young filmmaker, relaxing in Bruce's gaping maw, pop up on Twitter, courtesy of History in Pictures.

Amazing Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Famous Movie Sets

Kevin Polowy
Senior Editor
August 29, 2014

Photos taken from behind-the-scenes of film sets weren't so readily available before the days of Instagram and Twitter. Now, not only are we inundated with them, but we practically expect them… even while a film is still shooting. In the case of "Guardians of the Galaxy," we had to wait a whole three weeks after the movie opened to see them.

But while pics taken during the productions of films like "Star Wars," "Jaws" and "Psycho" may not have gone "viral" (because there was no such thing back then), the internet has, in recent years, unearthed a whole cache of splendid snaps captured behind the scenes. Here are 20 of the very coolest we've seen.