History Trivia / TheBirdcage

18th Mar '17 6:20:26 PM Movienut376
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Before he had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts, Steve Martin was set to play Armand, with Robin Williams as Albert.
18th Mar '17 6:17:56 PM Movienut376
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**Dan Futterman was 27, playing the 20 year old Val.
1st Mar '17 12:58:28 PM NWolfman
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* DawsonCasting: 32-year-old Calista Flockhart unconvincingly plays a 19-year-old. (Being so waifish, she could pass as a senior or graduate student, but come on.)



* DawsonCasting: 32-year-old Calista Flockhart unconvincingly plays a 19-year-old. (Being so waifish, she could pass as a senior or graduate student, but come on.)

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* DawsonCasting: 32-year-old Calista Flockhart unconvincingly plays a 19-year-old. (Being so waifish, she could pass PlayingAgainstType: One of Creator/RobinWilliams' few comedic roles as a senior or graduate student, but come on.) the (no pun intended) StraightMan. In fact, he was originally cast as Albert before he asked to switch roles with Nathan Lane in fear of TypeCasting.
18th Feb '17 2:06:54 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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*** He also plays a guy who' [[Disney/TheLionKing dresses in drag (he doesn't do the hula, though)]].

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*** He also plays a guy who' who [[Disney/TheLionKing dresses in drag (he doesn't do the hula, though)]].
12th Nov '16 5:15:51 PM nombretomado
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** Robin Williams dips into his trademark JohnWayne impression at one point.

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** Robin Williams dips into his trademark JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne impression at one point.
24th Aug '16 3:14:40 AM 06tele
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** Nathan Lane is openly homosexual. [[note]]Though he wasn't out at the time the movie was released.[[/note]]

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** Nathan Lane is openly homosexual. gay.[[note]]Though he wasn't out at the time the movie was released.[[/note]]


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* GeniusBonus: Senator Keeley calls Grover's Corners "a darn good place to call home", apparently unaware that the play it's featured in, ''Theatre/OurTown'', was written by a gay man.
26th Apr '16 1:07:39 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/{{Superman}} Lex Luthor]] is a United States Senator, and is married to [[LawAndOrder District Attorney Nora Lewin.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** In the Japanese dub, [[Creator/YoshitoYasuhara Armand is]] [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Shinomori Aoshi]] and Albert is voiced by the Japanese comedian Norio Imamura, a.k.a. '''[[Franchise/OnePiece Emporio Ivankov]]'''.
** [[Creator/RyuseiNakao Agador is]] [[Anime/DragonBallZ Frieza]].
4th Sep '15 7:55:16 AM GeorgeCastanza
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Due to the nature of the story, the director made Nathan Lane and Robin Williams ''promise'' to do one take exactly as scripted before they could go wild in retakes. This is bound to happen.

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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Due to the nature of the story, the director Mike Nichols made Nathan Lane and Robin Williams ''promise'' to do one take exactly as scripted before they could go wild in retakes. This is bound to happen.
29th Aug '15 4:25:14 PM Kalmbach
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/{{Superman}} Lex Luthor]] is a United States Senator, and is married to [[LawAndOrder District Attorney Nora Lewin.]]
26th Jul '15 6:05:10 PM HeraldAlberich
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** In the Japanese dub, Norio Imamura (Albert) voiced [[Franchise/OnePiece Emporio Ivankov]], who is a crossdresser.



* ThrowItIn: Robin Williams and Nathan Lane had to promise to do one take exactly as scripted before the producers would allow them to go off ad-libbing.

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* ThrowItIn: Robin Williams and Nathan Lane had to promise to do one take exactly as scripted before Williams' pratfall in the producers would allow them kitchen was entirely accidental, but the other actors [[{{corpsing}} held it together]] enough to go off ad-libbing.
use the take.
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