Trivia / A Scanner Darkly

  • Casting Gag: Robert Downey, Jr., who's infamous for his highly publicized drug problems (which he was just recovering from at the time the movie came out) is cast as a drug addict living in a household full of them.
  • Typecasting: The whole cast fits this trope. Who better to play a closed circle of stoners who sit around and shoot the shit than Woody Harrelson, Robert Downey, Jr., Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Rory Cochrane of Dazed and Confused fame. You also have crazy conspiracy theorist Alex Jones making a cameo as a crazy conspiracy theorist. Honestly, it wouldn't be surprising if the psychiatrists in the movie were actually accredited psychiatrists. Could also be seen as Meta Casting.