Slumdog Millionaire

Trivia: The human excrement into which youngest Jamal jumps in the "toilet escape" sequence was actually chocolate.

Jedd Jong

Trivia: Dev Patel, who plays Jamal the main character, is the only actor from the U.K. After an extensive search in India, the Director, Danny Boyle, went back to England and found his man after one of his kids suggested using "that guy from (the English TV show) Skins".

Trivia: Jamal's childhood hero, the actor Amitabh Baachan, was actually the original host of Kaun Banega Crorepati (Who Wants to be a Millionaire?) in real life.

Factual error: Lord Rama is shown holding the bow in the right hand and raising the left hand for blessings. In Hindu practice the blessings are always given by right hand.

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Police Inspector: Doctors... Lawyers... Never get past 60 thousand rupees. He's won 10 million. What can a slumdog possibly know?
Jamal Malik: The answers.

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Question: How did the movie win Best Picture? I thought there was a separate category for foreign films.

MikeH

Chosen answer: There's a separate section just for foreign films to highlight them and give a wider selection recognition, similar to animated movies, but they're not excluded from the best picture category, which is open to every feature.

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