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Trivia: The entire "How am I funny?" scene was improvised by Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta.

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Trivia: Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon both did their own singing for the film.

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Trivia: The front and back of the von Trapp house are actually two different houses. Also, the gazebo (which belongs to the house used for the back shots) is across a river from the house. You can take the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg.

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Trivia: George reads a paperback while reclining on his prison bunk. The book is "Hells Angels" by Hunter S. Thompson, the author whom Depp previously portrayed in the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998).

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Trivia: In the last scene of the movie when Chris and his son are crossing the street and telling jokes, they pass a man in a suit who gives them a brief nod. This is a cameo appearance from the real Chris Gardner.

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Trivia: The real Frank Abagnale Jr. was held in the French prison (Perpignan's House of Arrest) for approximately six months. His term was shortened from twelve months. When released (extradited to Sweden), he was ill because he had been forced to live in a damp, dark cell, naked and allowed only bread and water. In Sweden where he was tried and convicted he was kept in a comfortable Swedish prison. However, upon completion of his prison term in Sweden, he was next to be extradited to Italy. The Swedish government believed in prison reform and was afraid of the treatment he would receive in an Italian prison. As a result, Sweden revoked Frank's passport so it could intentionally have him extradited to the U.S. Once in the US, he was protected and couldn't be tried in the foreign countries where he perpetrated his fraudulent schemes. The book about his life contains a more accurate depiction than the film and was written 10 years prior to its release.

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Trivia: One of the fans in the stands is actually Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger. He can be seen in the last few minutes of the film wearing a dark colored coat with a thick, light colored collar/lapel. Seconds after the actor playing Rudy runs onto the field near the end of the final game, you can see the real Rudy sitting directly behind the actress playing Rudy's mother. Then about 15 seconds after the game ending tackle, the actor playing Rudy's father turns around and grabs the real Rudy by the coat collar/lapel, then slaps his chest in joyful celebration.

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Trivia: When Derice is applying for loans at different banks, the wall behind each bank manager is always the same wall! The plants and decorations are different, but it's the identical wall.

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Trivia: Adrian Brody insisted on learning to play the piano himself because he detested the idea of him being in a long shot pretending to play the instrument and then the camera showing someone else's hands on a close up shot actually playing. He said he hated that, not just for him, but on any other film that had such a scene. So he went and took lessons, practicing for hours on end.

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Trivia: The back up guy with the mullet was the real Selena's back up dancer and singer. His name is Pete Astudillo. He did many duets with her as well has having his own Tejano music hits.

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Trivia: The humming chant Matthew McConaughey does and Leonardo DiCaprio adopts is actually something McConaughey does before scenes to relax himself and clear his head. He did it before shooting the scene with DiCaprio in the restaurant, and after a few takes DiCaprio suggested that it was put in the scene, so it stayed.

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Trivia: Mentioned on Commentary - the poster at the bus stop "Beauty is Truth" is a picture of Nikki Reed's (Evie) eyes on another woman's face. The picture is supposedly symbolic because each time we see the poster it is more graffitied/ruined, symbolising how Evie is making Tracy more out-of-control and dirty (e.g. introducing her to drugs and sex.).

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Trivia: Perhaps you're wondering what William Wallace shouts after delivering his speech just prior to the Battle of Stirling. It's "Alba gu brath," which means "Scotland forever."

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Trivia: The courtroom judge is played by Trey Parker's dad.

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Trivia: The real Marcus Luttrell appears several times throughout the movie: he spills the coffee and tells the new guy to clean it up; he's in the operation briefing and shakes his head at the rules of engagement being read; and he's on board the Chinook helicopter when it is shot down.

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Trivia: Ian McKellen became the first openly-homosexual actor to be nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Actor" for his performance in this film.

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Trivia: James Toney, Michael Bentt, Alfred Cole, Charles Shufford and Damien 'Bolo' Wills who all play opponents of Ali are - or were - real life boxers.

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Trivia: The real Jim Garrison plays Earl Warren, head of the Warren Commission.

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Trivia: In his previous film, Leon (The Professional), also released in 1994," Gary Oldman makes several references to Beethoven.

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Trivia: As Patton and his convoy are coming into town, Patton's half-track mistakenly flattens a few live chickens. (00:16:55)

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