* AwardCategoryFraud: Djimon Hounsou was nominated for Best Supporting Actor while Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio was nominated as Lead, despite the fact that the entire story revolves around the former's quest to rescue his son.
* FakeNationality:
** Danny Archer is a South African with a Rhodesian accent played by American Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio.
** Djimon Hounsou is of both Beninese and American nationality and plays a Sierra Leonean fisherman.
** Captain Poison is played by British actor 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.
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