Trivia: Drive Film
- Fan Nickname: Ryan Gosling's Batman Audition
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Bernie is played by Albert Brooks, who did voice work as Nemo's father in Finding Nemo. He's also a regular contributor for The Simpsons, providing the voice for Hank Scorpio.
- Playing Against Type: Comedic actor Albert Brooks playing the mobster Bernie, though Bernie's actual personality is pretty close to Brooks' typical performance.
- The Red Stapler: Driver's silk scorpion jacket has become available (although it seems no one can quite pull it off as well as Ryan Gosling).
- Stunt Casting: Christina Hendricks as Blanche. The director's wife suggested the casting, saying she thought Hendricks is beautiful.
- What Could Have Been:
- The film was originally planned as a big budgeted blockbuster star vehicle for Hugh Jackman directed by Neil Marshall before both abandoned the project.
- Christina Hendricks wasn't the first choice for Blanche. Refn had originally sought to cast porn actresses to give the part a bit of Reality Subtext but couldn't find any with good enough acting skills and cast Hendricks in the part when his wife suggested her. Although hints of the intended Reality Subtext can be found in other parts in the movie; porn actress Andy San Dimas plays one of the strippers in Cook's lap-dance club.
- Irene was written as a Hispanic character (in the source novel, her name was "Irina").