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Trivia: This film was the first since the days of the Hayes Office to show Jesus' face. Films depicting Jesus during the Hayes Office years did not show his face because of opposition by religious groups who found it inappropriate.

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Trivia: All Nazi-themed costumes and props (flags, medallions, pins, tie-tacks) were destroyed after filming wrapped, to prevent any items linked with Nazism from finding their way into the hands of neo-Nazis.

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Trivia: It's shown in the film that Ray turns up to a protest outside the concert and then refuses to play before a segregated crowd in Georgia, which earns him a lifetime ban from the state. Ray Charles did cancel his concert but only paid compensation and was never banned from Georgia. There was also no protest outside the concert hall. Source.

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Trivia: In the film, Hurricane Carter is shown as having published a book called "The Sixteenth Round." This book, as well as parts of Sam Chaiton's (played in the film by Liev Schreiber) book "Lazarus and the Hurricane," is what the film is adapted from.

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Trivia: The f-word and its variants are used 335 times in this film.

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Trivia: Larry Flynt's real life gold wheel chair is used by Woody Harrelson in the movie.

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Trivia: William Bendix was actually a bat boy for the Yankees, and a close friend of Babe Ruth's.

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Trivia: When Jerry returns home after his fight with Myra over her virginity, the theme song of "Gone with the Wind" starts playing. Jerry then scoops Myra up in his arms and carries her off to bed, just as Rhett Butler did to Scarlett.

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Trivia: "Vercingétorix" is the original French title. "Druids" is the English title.

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Trivia: The Rock "nips up" when he is wrecking the casino. This is a kind of trademark from his days as a WWE wrestler and has done it in every movie he starred in.

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Trivia: The Final Interview Subject is played by Lynn Redgrave, who is Liam Neeson's (Alfred Kinsey) real life aunt-in-law. Lynn's niece, Natasha Richardson, daughter of Vanessa Redgrave, is Liam's wife.

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Trivia: According to Peter O'Toole, he and Omar Sharif were so nervous about possibly falling off the galloping camels that they both got roaring drunk the day the scene was to be shot, and Sharif decided to tie himself onto the animal. After racing down a sand dune on camelback, O'Toole turned to find Sharif's camel standing in a pond with its alcohol-anesthetized rider dangling upside-down by one foot. A crew member proceeded to "sober" Sharif by cutting the bindings and allowing him to fall head first into the water. (As told to Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" March 24, 2008).

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Trivia: The title of the movie (and book) is derived from the writings of Roman historian Pliny the Elder: "Out of Africa always something new" (original Latin - Ex Africa semper aliquid novi).

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Trivia: Viola Davis plays 50 Cent's grandmother in the movie, even though in real life she's only 10 years older than him.

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Trivia: In the scene where the bass singer meets the convenor for the first time, the bass singer calls the bird 'Papageno' (the convenor corrects it to 'Paganini'). Papageno is, of course, the bird in Mozart's 'Magic Flute'.

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Trivia: The nurse who brings Bev her baby in the hospital is played by Tracy Reiner, director Penny Marshall's daughter.

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Trivia: Ian McShane was originally down to play the part of Jesus, and ended up being cast as Judas.

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Trivia: When the nightmare warrior (the big metal guy) is fighting Bruce Lee in the room full of mirrors. This is the room in "Enter The Dragon" when he fights the bad guy in the movie.

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Trivia: In case you missed it, this film was based on a true story.

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Trivia: The real Ike Turner, makes a 2 second appearance just after the court sentence granting the couple's divorce. When the character of Ike Turner says, "I GAVE YOU THE NAME", the real Ike Turner is the thin man with the moustache and grey suit who follows Tina Turner's character into the lift.

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