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: Sean Connery and Harold Sakata were both injured filming their fight sequence at Fort Knox. Connery hurt his back in the fight sequence which delayed filming and some say that Connery used the injury to get a better deal of the producers for the next 007 film. Sakata severely burned his hand while reaching for his hat when filming his death scene, but was determined to do it right; he held on until the director Guy Hamilton shouted "Cut!"
Trivia: A very young Garry Marshall (future successful producer/director) has a cameo as one of the American gangsters gathered to hear about Project Grand Slam. For the Hollywood Reporter article: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/remembering-garry-marshall-5-greatest-913063/item/never-been-kissed-garry-marshall-913056 For a still shot: http://movie-dude.co.uk/Garry%20Marshall.htm.
Trivia: A real laser would have produced a fairly heat-free and silent cut. The director Guy Hamilton found that a real laser beam would not show up on camera so it was added as an optical effect. The melting effect on the table was achieved by a man underneath the table holding an oxyacetylene torch.
Trivia: When he is looking in the refrigerator in Goldfinger's suite in Miami, Bond is knocked unconscious by Oddjob. Sean Connery walked off the set for a couple of days and had to be asked to return after Harold Sakata delivered a full contact karate chop during the first take of the scene.
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