Trivia: Originally, the opening credits were going to be set to Radiohead's "Man of War", which was an unreleased song they recorded back in 1997. The producers refused that, citing that it would technically be ineligible for a Best Original Song Oscar. The producers also turned down another song Radiohead had specifically recorded for the film, calling it "too melancholy."

Trivia: With a budget of $250-275 million, Spectre is one of the most expensive films ever made, and also the most expensive Bond film.

Trivia: Monica Bellucci (Lucia) had previously screen tested for the role of Paris Carver in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997).

Trivia: Daniel Craig and Ben Wishaw both appeared in Layer Cake, with Ben Wishaw shooting Daniel Craig at the end.

Trivia: Quantum was initially intended to replace the organisation Spectre, as they didn't have the rights to use the name Spectre or Blofeld - these were owned by Kevin McClory (writer of Thunderball) at the time of Quantum of Solace. When Eon Productions regained the rights they reinstated Spectre, as in the books.

Trivia: Mr. Hinx speaks only one word of dialogue in the entire film.

Trivia: Sam Smith's "Writing's On The Wall" is the first James Bond movie theme to reach Number One in the UK singles chart.

Trivia: At the age of 50, Monica Bellucci (Lucia Sciarra) is the oldest actress to be cast as a Bond girl, although a case could tenuously be argued that the Bond girl in Skyfall was M, played by the older Judi Dench.

Trivia: Despite being third billed to Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux does not appear until 60 minutes into the film.

Trivia: When Bond attempts to shoot Oberhauser through the bulletproof glass toward the end of the film, the gunshot pattern makes the Spectre logo, as shown in advertising for the film.


Factual error: The 15 bus in London does not go over Westminster Bridge.

More mistakes in Spectre

Oberhauser: Why did you come?
James Bond: I came here to kill you.
Oberhauser: And I thought you came here to die.
James Bond: Well, it's all a matter of perspective.

More quotes from Spectre

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