* DyeingForYourArt: Tom Cruise went gray to play Vincent.
* PlayingAgainstType: TomCruise in only his [[InterviewWithTheVampire second]] ''villain'' role.
* ThrowItIn: The part where Vincent jumps over the chair after smashing the glass was a mistake by Cruise. It was left in because Mann thought it added to his character.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Believe it or not, the original idea was to cast AlPacino as Vincent and ''RobertDeNiro'' as Max. Yes, DeNiro's casting was to be in direct homage to ''Film/TaxiDriver'' (and possibly to ''Film/{{Heat}}''). Eventually, it was decided to go with younger leads.
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