Trivia: When the scene where the cow is blown up was threatened to be cut due to money constrictions George Clooney paid for the effect out of his own pocket feeling it important to the scene. He was right, the scene was wildly popular with audiences. (Source George Clooney Biography at http://www.tiscali.co.uk/entertainment/film/biographies/george_clooney_biog/5).
Trivia: George Clooney and director David Russell got into a fist-fight when Clooney objected to the way Russell was treating some extras. In a moment of frustration, Russell lashed out and began berating the extras and Clooney stepped in to defend them. Later, Russell would say that he wouldn't make another movie with Clooney for $20,000,000. (Sources Clooney Biography at http://www.tiscali.co.uk/entertainment/film/biographies/george_clooney_biog/5 and IMDb).
Trivia: Tony Gardner, special makeup effects artist was under investigation by Arizona State Police and Missing Persons bureau for effects work done on "Three Kings" involving a bullet traveling through a soldier's body. Arizona State Police originally believed that bullets had been fired through a real human cadaver, and filmed with a high speed camera. The Missing Person's division thought that the "cadaver" was obtained by taking a homeless person off of the streets of Phoenix, Arizona. Eventually, Tony had to write a disclaimer describing how he had achieved the sequences with makeup effects technology so that Warner Brothers could hand or fax the disclaimer out to all of the people flooding their offices with inquiries.
Trivia: When Troy Barlow tells the Iraqi that the music he is listening to is, "Very bad for him," the song playing in the theatrical release was a "Marky-Mark" song. Marky-Mark was the name Mark Walhberg (Barlow) used when he was a singer in the early 1990s. The song playing in the DVD release is Party All the Time, by Eddie Murphy.
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