Trivia: American Hustle

  • All-Star Cast: Seriously, you got Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence in one package. And Robert De Niro has a cameo. Not to mention, that the first five are in the four superhero movie franchises.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Christian Bale, as usual. He put on 43 pounds to play the overweight Irving. He also shaved his head, so he'd have an authentic combover and affected a slouchy posture throughout, herniating two discs in the process.
  • Fake American: The Welsh-born English Christian Bale and English Jack Huston play American characters.
  • Fake Nationality: There's a couple of In-Universe examples:
    • Sydney constantly fakes a British accent in order to pass herself off as "Lady Edith Greensly".
    • And there's the Mexican FBI agent who impersonates an Arab sheik, which gets lampshaded by Irving as ridiculous.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Playing Against Type: Sort of, with Amy Adams. Sydney has many moments with Irving, particularly in the beginning, that call to mind Amy's typical "sweetheart" persona. Still, it's pretty hard to imagine Princess Giselle as a sexually aggressive Femme Fatale.
  • Throw It In: The kiss that Rosalyn lays on Sydney during their bathroom confrontation was apparently done at Amy Adams' insistence.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Originally, the title of this film was American Bullshit. Though that would end up as a Censored Title.
    • Ben Affleck was also signed on to direct.