Trivia: Empire of the Sun
- Magnum Opus Dissonance: Steven Spielberg considered this one of his more important, serious works, but it remains overshadowed by Indiana Jones, Jaws, E.T. and Schindler's List (among others).
- Retroactive Recognition: Christian Bale before he was the Christian Bale.
- Star-Making Role: "And introducing Christian Bale".