!Trivia: Drive Film

* FanNickname: ''Creator/RyanGosling's Franchise/{{Batman}} Audition''
* HeyItsThatVoice: Bernie is played by Creator/AlbertBrooks, who did voice work as Nemo's father in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''. He's also a regular contributor for ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', providing the voice for Hank Scorpio.
* PlayingAgainstType: Comedic actor Creator/AlbertBrooks playing the mobster Bernie, though Bernie's [[AffablyEvil actual personality]] is pretty close to Brooks' typical performance.
* TheRedStapler: Driver's silk scorpion jacket has become available (although it seems [[http://imgur.com/gallery/kmoyI no one]] can quite pull it off as well as Creator/RyanGosling).
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: In spite of the efforts Fox went to in promoting the series, {{ratings}} for the episodes they did air were ''terrible''. It's hard to blame them for pulling the plug on a show [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove nobody watched]].
* StuntCasting: Creator/ChristinaHendricks as Blanche. The director's wife suggested the casting, saying she thought Hendricks is beautiful.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The film was originally planned as a big budgeted blockbuster star vehicle for Creator/HughJackman directed by [[Film/TheDescent Neil Marshall]] before both abandoned the project.
** Christina Hendricks wasn't the first choice for Blanche. Refn had originally sought to cast porn actresses to give the part a bit of RealitySubtext but couldn't find any with good enough acting skills and cast Hendricks in the part when his wife suggested her. Although hints of the intended RealitySubtext can be found in other parts in the movie; porn actress Andy San Dimas plays one of the strippers in Cook's lap-dance club.
** Irene was written as a Hispanic character (in the source novel, her name was "Irina").
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