* DawsonCasting: Ted Neeley is now over twice Jesus' age.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Both the movie and the musical were quite big in 1980's USSR. [[RealityIsUnrealistic Yeah, you heard that right]].
* HeyItsThatGuy: In the 1973 film, the Apostle Peter is played by legendary porn star/adult film director [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Thomas_%28pornographic_actor%29 Paul Thomas]], before the man's dive into the pornography business.
** The 1971 Swedish verison of the play had a [[{{ABBA}} member of a music group]] playing Mary Magdalene.
** A Japanese version has [[IronChef Chairman Kaga]] as Jesus.
** The 2000 version features Creator/RikMayall as Herod.
** After the 1973 film Herod would become [[BillyMadison an elementary school principal]].
** In 1973, one of the better-known Spanish-speaking versions of the play was sponsored and led by Spanish singer Camilo Blanes Cortés, better known as [[LargeHam Camilo Sesto]]. it also had Dominican singer Ángela Carrasco as Mary Magdalene.
* KarmicJackpot: In a possible real-life example, Ted Neeley's reward for playing Jesus in the 1973 movie was to meet his future wife during the production (she's one of the background dancers in the "Simon Zealotes" segment). They've been married for nearly 40 years.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carl Anderson's career.
** One of those up for the role of Jesus was a nineteen-year old actor from [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] named JohnTravolta. Not saying it would've been ''good'', but it certainly would've been ''interesting''.
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