* RealLifeRelative: In the 1995 film. NathanielParker (Cassio) is the brother of director Oliver Parker and married in real life to Anna Patrick (Emilia).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/SidneyPoitier might have helped his acting career by forestalling his PositiveDiscrimination backlash in the 1960s if he had accepted an offer to play the title character for a TV movie adaptation. Christopher Plummer would have served as his Iago (and later played the role on Broadway to much acclaim opposite JamesEarlJones).