* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Quintessentially kind-hearted guy Paul Newman, who was actually hesitant at the thought of playing anyone as cold and repellent as Sid Mussburger. [[PlayingAgainstType (Which was, of course, why he was cast.)]]
* ProductionPosse: As usual with the Coen brothers, several of their usual players (including John Goodman and Steve Buscemi) appear. Plus, with Sam Raimi involved, Bruce Campbell was almost inevitably cast as well.