Trivia: Almost Famous

  • Acclaimed Flop: Despite critical and awards love, the film failed to break even (grossing $32.5 million on a $60 million budget). In fact, the film's box office failure may have led to the decline of Cameron Crowe's career until his 2011 comeback.
  • Covers Always Lie: Kate Hudson is not the main character. Patrick Fugit is.
  • Defictionalization: One of the Director's Cut DVD extras was a "Stillwater" CD.
  • Executive Meddling: A benevolent example. Crowe wanted to include a scene where William plays "Stairway to Heaven" for his mom. The whole song. Word of God says they couldn't get the rights to "Stairway" for the scene.
    • Crowe's original title was, and this is true, ''Untitled''.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Star-Making Role: For Kate Hudson. Although far from suffering in obscurity due to being Goldie Hawn's daughter, this is the performance that earned her widespread acclaim and helped to launch her as an A-List star in her own right.
  • Technology Marches On: Played for a laugh. "A Mo-Jo, it's a very high-tech machine that transmits pages over the telephone! It only takes eighteen minutes a page!"
  • Throw It In: "Do you want to go to Morocco?" "Yes. [beat] Ask me again." This was not scripted, but in fact was Patrick Fugit asking Kate Hudson to do another take of the exchange.