Method Acting: To stay in character, Delroy Lindo wore his gun and police gear even when it wasn't needed in the shot.
No Stunt Double: Nicolas Cage did most of his own stunt driving for the film. He attended the Bondurant Driving School in Phoenix, Arizona, Willow Springs (another car driving school), and the Bobby Ore Stunt Driving School in preparation for the film. He liked the race car driving school so much that he continued to pursue it as a hobby after shooting was completed.
Old Shame: Christopher Eccleston described this as a "terrible film in which I give a terrible performance", adding that, before Doctor Who, people who recognised him mostly shouted "'You were in Gone in 60 Seconds, mate! You were shit!' And I have to laugh at that, because I was!""