Trivia: Harold Sakata (Oddjob) was formerly a professional weightlifter and won a silver medal for the United States at the 1948 Olympics in London.
Trivia: In the closing credits, the words "Tosh Togo" appear under Harold Sakata's name. This was Sakata's ring name when he was a professional wrestler from the early 1950s to the early 1960s.
Trivia: In the novel, Pussy Galore was a lesbian which is why she gives Bond the cold-shoulder at first.
Trivia: Tania Mallet had previously auditioned for the role of Tatiana Romanova in "From Russia with Love". She did not get the Russian role supposedly because of her provincial British accent.
Trivia: Gert Fröbe was chosen for the title role because of his performance of a psychically unstable murderer in the German thriller "It Happened In Broad Daylight". Broccoli and Saltzman had watched the movie and decided to get this 'big bad German' for the character.
Trivia: Fröbe was a member of the National Socialist German Workers Party or Nazi Party. Owing to his connection to the Nazi Party, 'Goldfinger' was banned in Israel until he was publicly thanked by a Jewish family, thus revealing that he had actually aided German Jews by hiding them from the Gestapo before 1945.
Trivia: A 24 hour guard had to be placed by the Fort Knox set, so that people wouldn't attempt to steal the fake gold bars.
Trivia: The actor originally cast to appear as the thug that Bond electrocutes in the bath was unable to appear as he was arrested for burglary, and so stuntman Alf Joint stepped in. He possibly wished he hadn't when a hot coil wrapped around his leg and severely burnt him.
Trivia: The character 'Pussy Galore' was named after Ian Fleming's pet octopus; a pet octopus also appears in 'Octopussy'.
Trivia: When Shirley Bassey recorded the title song, she was singing as the opening credits were running on a screen in front of her so that she could match the vocals. When she hit her final note, the titles kept running and she was forced the hold the note until she almost passed out.