So, the reviews are in, and the general consensus is that Mad Max: Fury Road is melt-your-face-off awesome. The iconic leather has been passed on to Tom Hardy, and Charlize Theron is so incredible that Men’s Rights Advocates have decided to boycott. However, before Fury Road was even a glimmer in director George Miller’s eyes, he created the original Mad Max on a shoestring budget with an untested star. As Mel Gibson strode across the Australian landscape on his quest for vengeance and fuel, a classic was made. So, in honor of the release of Fury Road, here are some facts that you may not know about the original trilogy.