Trivia: Chris Potter, who voiced Gambit in the animated series, was brought in to audition for the role of Cyclops. By his own admission, he didn't want to play the character, and wanted to hold out and play Gambit in a live action role, feeling that Gambit would finally appear in the next installment following the release of every film. Potter for his part admitted he was too old to play the character by the time he was finally adapted to live action in 2009.

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Trivia: Patrick Stewart has said preparing for the role of Xavier was the most fun he's ever had preparing for a role, because the studio was constantly sending him comic books to read.


Trivia: While they look great on-screen, reportedly the leather costumes the cast wore were a massive pain behind the scenes. They were so stiff at the start of the shoot, the cast could barely move in them. The first day of shooting, the cast was supposed to hop over a small ledge, and none of them could do it because the suits weren't flexible enough. Thankfully, the suits eventually began to loosen up the more the cast wore them.


Trivia: Hugh Jackman would start getting into character by taking ice-cold showers every morning the instant he woke up. They put him into an angry mood that he would then use for the character. He reportedly continued the tradition with every sequel.


Trivia: The studio was hesitant about the film and didn't want to take a big financial risk on it. Thus, they reduced the budget to $75 million in comparison to the $90-$100 million many other blockbusters at the time cost.


Trivia: Mystique's initial appearance required Rebecca Romijn-Stamos to wear yellow contact lenses, dozens of rubber "scales" strategically placed on her body, blue paint and not much else.

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Trivia: Before signing on as director, Bryan Singer had never read an X-Men comic.

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Continuity mistake: When young Magneto is struggling with the guards at the concentration camp, the father's star switches from one side of his chest to the other. (00:01:46)

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Chosen answer: It comes down to the simple fact that Halle Berry can't do accents worth squat. Storm comes from Kenya, so Berry is attempting some form of Kenyan accent in this first movie, but even here it is uneven and inconsistent. The decision was apparently made in 2 and 3 not to use the accent at all.

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