Trivia / Elizabethtown

  • Actor Allusion: The picture on the mantelpiece is from Stepmom, another Susan Sarandon film.
  • California Doubling: Most of the Elizabethtown portions of the film are actually filmed in Versailles, Kentucky instead.
  • Fake American: Orlando Bloom is British, and his accent doesn't really hold up.
  • The Other Marty:
    • Ashton Kutcher was cast as Drew initially. But Cameron Crowe felt he and Kirsten Dunst had no chemistry and put shooting on hold while he found a replacement actor. Orlando Bloom - who had been the first choice but had to decline due to Kingdom of Heaven - became available.
    • Jane Fonda was also cast as Hollie. But she had to drop out and was replaced with Susan Sarandon.
  • Throw It In: The rain during the cemetery scene was unscripted. It just started raining and Cameron Crowe chose to go with it.
  • Trope Namer: Manic Pixie Dream Girl; in the AV Club's review of the movie, Nathan Robbins coined the term to describe Claire.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Had Kirsten Dunst not been available to play Claire, Evan Rachel Wood would have been the next choice. Kirsten was originally signed to The Village, but dropped out to be able to audition for this. Both movies star Judy Greer. Jessica Biel likewise auditioned for Claire first, but ended up cast as Ellen.
    • Ben is Claire's brother in the original script, and she uses him to deflect unwanted advances.
    • The film originally ended showing that Drew's shoe design becomes a hit. It was cut to avoid Ending Fatigue.
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