History Trivia / AlmostFamous

23rd Jul '17 5:46:41 PM DavidDelony
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* AcclaimedFlop: Despite critical and awards love, the film failed to break even (grossing $32.5 million on a $60 million budget). In fact, the film's box office failure may have led to the decline of Cameron Crowe's career until his 2011 comeback. Fortunately, it's been VindicatedByHistory and is now one of Crowe's signature films.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Despite critical and awards love, the film failed to break even (grossing $32.5 million on a $60 million budget). In fact, the film's box office failure may have led to the [[CreatorKiller decline of Cameron Crowe's career career]] until his 2011 comeback. Fortunately, it's been VindicatedByHistory and is now one of Crowe's signature films.
15th Jun '17 8:47:10 PM mouschilight
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* BillingDisplacement[=/=]CoversAlwaysLie: Kate Hudson is not the main character. Patrick Fugit is (and Billy Crudup gets first billing). But she is nowadays almost always the first actor people associate with the movie.

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* BillingDisplacement[=/=]CoversAlwaysLie: Kate Hudson Creator/KateHudson is not the main character. Patrick Fugit is (and Billy Crudup Creator/BillyCrudup gets first billing). But she is nowadays almost always the first actor people associate with the movie.



* OneHitWonder: Despite her popularity throughout the rest of the 2000s and tabloid/gossip prominence, Kate Hudson is now often considered one as all of her other film have been critically slaughtered.

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* OneHitWonder: Despite her popularity throughout the rest of the 2000s and tabloid/gossip prominence, Kate Hudson Creator/KateHudson is now often considered one as all of her other film films have been critically slaughtered.



* StarMakingRole: For Kate Hudson. Although far from suffering in obscurity due to being Creator/GoldieHawn's daughter, she was not known as an actress beforehand; this is the performance that earned her widespread acclaim and helped to launch her as an A-List star in her own right. Even years after her more popular romantic comedies faced heavy backlash, "Almost Famous" remains the one film of hers well-regarded today.

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* StarMakingRole: For Kate Hudson. Creator/KateHudson. Although far from suffering in obscurity due to being Creator/GoldieHawn's daughter, she was not known as an actress beforehand; this beforehand. This is the performance that earned her widespread acclaim and helped to launch her as an A-List star in her own right. Even years after her more popular romantic comedies faced heavy backlash, "Almost Famous" remains the one film of hers well-regarded today.



* WriteWhatYouKnow: The entire film is based on Cameron Crowe's days as a teenage rock journalist.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: The entire film is based on Cameron Crowe's days as a teenage rock journalist.journalist.
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2nd Jun '17 4:31:58 AM jormis29
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* StarMakingRole: For Kate Hudson. Although far from suffering in obscurity due to being Goldie Hawn's daughter, she was not known as an actress beforehand; this is the performance that earned her widespread acclaim and helped to launch her as an A-List star in her own right. Even years after her more popular romantic comedies faced heavy backlash, "Almost Famous" remains the one film of hers well-regarded today.

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* StarMakingRole: For Kate Hudson. Although far from suffering in obscurity due to being Goldie Hawn's Creator/GoldieHawn's daughter, she was not known as an actress beforehand; this is the performance that earned her widespread acclaim and helped to launch her as an A-List star in her own right. Even years after her more popular romantic comedies faced heavy backlash, "Almost Famous" remains the one film of hers well-regarded today.
14th Dec '16 4:58:44 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealLifeRelative: Creator/CameronCrowe's mother is Mrs. Deegan.



** Also, to a lesser extent, for Billy Crudup. It did not launch him to the same heights that Hudson reached but did bring him cult recognition. Additionally, Crudup was more well known than Hudson going into ''Almost Famous'', having ''Film/{{Sleepers}}'' on his resume at the time, so it's harder to pin this film as his SMR than hers.

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** Also, to a lesser extent, for Billy Crudup.Creator/BillyCrudup. It did not launch him to the same heights that Hudson reached but did bring him cult recognition. Additionally, Crudup was more well known than Hudson going into ''Almost Famous'', having ''Film/{{Sleepers}}'' on his resume at the time, so it's harder to pin this film as his SMR than hers.



* WorkingTitle: Creator/CameronCrowe initially wanted to name the film "Untitled", after the style of an obscure record by a forgotten band. The studio forbade it until the Director's Cut, which was officially titled "Untitled: The Almost Famous Director's Cut."

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/ElijahWood tested for William Miller.
** The role of Russell Hammond was originally meant for Creator/BradPitt. He turned it down saying, "I don't understand it enough to do it".
** Creator/JackBlack and Creator/JonFavreau auditioned for Lester Bangs.
** Creator/ScarlettJohansson auditioned for a role that was later cut.
** Creator/MichaelShannon auditioned for an unknown part. He later said it was the worst audition of his life.
** Creator/KirstenDunst auditioned for Penny Lane and came very close to getting it. Creator/ChristinaRicci also came close.
* WorkingTitle: Creator/CameronCrowe initially wanted to name the film "Untitled", ''Untitled'', after the style of an obscure record by a forgotten band. The studio forbade it until the Director's Cut, which was officially titled "Untitled: ''Untitled: The Almost Famous Director's Cut."Cut''.
2nd Nov '16 4:16:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The film was shot in and around Ocean Beach, San Diego, [=CA=], Crowe's hometown. Much of the film is set there, but the parts that aren't were also filmed there. The San Diego Sports Arena appears both as itself and as a stand-in for several other concert venues throughout the film.
9th Oct '16 1:40:07 AM LaptopGuy
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* BillingDisplacemet[=/=]CoversAlwaysLie: Kate Hudson is not the main character. Patrick Fugit is (and Billy Crudup gets first billing). But she is nowadays almost always the first actor people associate with the movie.

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* BillingDisplacemet[=/=]CoversAlwaysLie: BillingDisplacement[=/=]CoversAlwaysLie: Kate Hudson is not the main character. Patrick Fugit is (and Billy Crudup gets first billing). But she is nowadays almost always the first actor people associate with the movie.
9th Oct '16 1:39:56 AM LaptopGuy
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* AcclaimedFlop: Despite critical and awards love, the film failed to break even (grossing $32.5 million on a $60 million budget). In fact, the film's box office failure may have led to the decline of Cameron Crowe's career until his 2011 comeback.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Kate Hudson is not the main character. Patrick Fugit is.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Despite critical and awards love, the film failed to break even (grossing $32.5 million on a $60 million budget). In fact, the film's box office failure may have led to the decline of Cameron Crowe's career until his 2011 comeback.
comeback. Fortunately, it's been VindicatedByHistory and is now one of Crowe's signature films.
* CoversAlwaysLie: BillingDisplacemet[=/=]CoversAlwaysLie: Kate Hudson is not the main character. Patrick Fugit is.is (and Billy Crudup gets first billing). But she is nowadays almost always the first actor people associate with the movie.



* StarMakingRole: For Kate Hudson. Although far from suffering in obscurity due to being Goldie Hawn's daughter, this is the performance that earned her widespread acclaim and helped to launch her as an A-List star in her own right. Even years after her more popular romantic comedies faced heavy backlash, "Almost Famous" remains the one film of hers well-regarded today.

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* StarMakingRole: For Kate Hudson. Although far from suffering in obscurity due to being Goldie Hawn's daughter, she was not known as an actress beforehand; this is the performance that earned her widespread acclaim and helped to launch her as an A-List star in her own right. Even years after her more popular romantic comedies faced heavy backlash, "Almost Famous" remains the one film of hers well-regarded today.
24th Mar '16 3:48:29 PM HighCrate
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** I didn't know [[Series/TheOfficeUS Dwight Schrute]] worked at ''Rolling Stone'' in the '70s.
** Or that [[Series/NewGirl Jess]] had a brief career as a flight attendant then.
** Or that [[TrueBlood Sookie]] followed Stillwater.
** Or that [[Series/{{NCIS}} Abby]] was a DJ.
** [[Series/LateNight Jimmy Fallon]] as Stillwater's new manager.
** Since when was [[Series/MyNameIsEarl Earl]] in a band? I thought he was some songwriter raising [[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks six talking/singing chipmunks]]?
** When did [[Series/ModernFamily Cameron]] work at a hotel?
** Why is that guy from the Music/RedHousePainters and Music/SunKilMoon a bassist? Isn't he a singer-songwriter?
** Who knew [[JayBaruchel Hiccup]] was a huge Led Zeppelin fan?
9th Mar '16 2:16:14 AM SuperKing93
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* CrossDressingVoices: The lead singer of Stillwater's singing voice is [[Music/{{Heart}} Nancy Wilson]] (Cameron Crowe's [[CreatorCouple then-wife]]) slowed down.
8th Feb '16 2:16:57 PM thatother1dude
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* WorkingTitle: Creator/CameronCrowe initially wanted to name the film "Untitled", after the style of an obscure record by a forgotten band. The studio forbade it until the Director's Cut, which was officially titled "Untitled: The Almost Famous Director's Cut."
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