* ActorAllusion: It may not be a good idea to let Gert Fröbe [[DasVersprechen anywhere near school-age children in the Swiss Alps]].
* BannedInChina: The film was initially banned in Israel, due to Gert Fröbe having been a member of the Nazi party. However, it was then revealed that he used his connections to save several would-be Holocaust victims, and everything was cleared up.
* TheDanza: Martin Benson as Martin Solo, one of the gangsters in Goldfinger's rumpus room.
* EnforcedMethodActing:
** The actor who played Oddjob was more of an athlete than an actor, and did not master the cinematic art of pulling back one's blows. When he injures James' neck in one scene, Sean Connery was actually hurt, and his discomfort was real.
** Also, during the infamous laser scene, the special effects team (positioned beneath the table, using a flamethrower to guide the laser light) did not stop torching the laser where they intended. Connery's visible distress is genuine, and he complained when shooting was over.
** And finally, a mook is splashed with scalding hot water early in the movie, and was actually burned.
** Harold Sakata was actually getting burned during Oddjob's electrocution, [[DyeingForYourArt but decided to keep going until the director yelled "Cut"]].
* FakeBrit: Auric Goldfinger is a British character played by a German actor. Lampshaded: "He's British, but he doesn't sound like it."
* FakeNationality:
** Oddjob is a Korean played by an American (Hawaiian) of Japanese descent.
** Nadja Regin (Bonita) hails from Yugoslavia (Serbia now).
* FountainOfExpies:
** Oddjob is the inspiration for countless hat-throwing scenes, among his CaptainErsatz inspirations are Random Task from ''Film/AustinPowers'' and Vimes' butler, Wilkins in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''...
** Pussy Galore, one of the most iconic Bond girls.
** Jill Masterson is most remembered dead and painted gold than alive.
* HeyItsThatGuy: The head of the Bank of England who briefs Bond and M about Goldfinger's illegal activities happens to travel [[Film/AHardDaysNight the the British railway "Regularly! Twice a week!"]]
* IAmNotSpock: Happened to Harold Sakata, whose name later got credited with "Oddjob" (or sometimes "Odd Job") as a nickname.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor:
** German actor Gert Frobe as Goldfinger. He was a member of the Nazi Party, and the film was consequently banned in Israel for many years until it was revealed that he secretly helped Jews flee the country.
** Harold Sakata as Oddjob too; Sakata had a reputation as a gentle giant off screen.
* TheOtherDarrin: The start of a long chain of Other Darrins for Felix Leiter, as Cec Linder takes over the role from Jack Lord (who wanted too much money to return to the role).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Originally, Creator/OrsonWelles was considered for the Goldfinger role, but proved too expensive.
** The original plan for the climax was to have the climactic battle happen on the gates of Fort Knox, but it was decided that it would be [[RuleOfCool much cooler]] to actually get to see the vault from the inside.
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