Answer: Tim Robbins
In preparation for his role as Andy, Tim Robbins resorted to putting himself in a solitary confinement for some period of time. Commitment to one's craft at its best!!!
Andy confides in Red that his dream place to live in is Zihuatanejo.
Red admits to his crime of murder.
The exteriors of the film took place outside a soon-to-be demolished reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio.
Answer: Morgan Freeman
In a subsequent interview with IGNFF's Steve Head, Morgan Freeman picked The Shawshank Redemption as his favorite book.
Answer: National Geographic magazine
On his first tour of the library, Brooks shows Andy the National Geographic magazine.
Answer: 8 times (4 apiece)
The killer shot his victims 8 times (4 apiece) with a six-shot revolver.
After serving about five decades inside, Brooks gets paroled. Unfortunately he hangs himself because he was unable to adapt to life on the outside.
Answer: Framed it and posted it to director, Frank Darabont.
Stephen King framed the $1,000 check and mailed it to the movie's director, Frank Darabont.
Answer: Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt was originally offered the role of Tommy Williams. However, it fell to Gil Bellows. This was due to Pitt's existing engagement to another film.