Trivia / Blood Diamond

  • Award Category Fraud: Djimon Hounsou was nominated for Best Supporting Actor while Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated as Lead, despite the fact that the entire story revolves around the former's quest to rescue his son.
  • California Doubling: Most of the film was shot in South Africa and Mozambique.
  • Fake Nationality:
    • Danny Archer is a South African with a Rhodesian accent played by American Leonardo DiCaprio.
    • Djimon Hounsou is of both Beninese and American nationality and plays a Sierra Leonean fisherman.
    • Captain Poison is played by British actor of Barbadian descent David Harewood.
    • Averted with Arnold Vosloo who, for once, plays a South African character, and Jennifer Connelly who is even from New York like her character.
  • Follow the Leader: This was one of a couple of films about modern conflict in Africa released after the success of Black Hawk Down.