Trivia / Hugo

  • Acclaimed Flop: It was critically lauded and got 11 Oscar nominations, but only made $182 million with a budget of $150-170 million.
  • Playing Against Type: From the man who brought you a slew of violent crime movies comes... a PG-rated family film.
    • Plus Christopher Lee plays a perfectly nice guy.
    • Sacha Baron Cohen playing comic relief with actual restrained bombast.
  • Real-Life Relative: The daughters of Scorsese and assistant director Chris Surgent appear during the tea dance sequence, Ben Kingsley's son plays a cameraman, and the daughter of Producer Graham King appears at the party near the end.
  • Word of Saint Paul: According to Sacha Baron Cohen in The Hugo Home Companion, the Station Inspector's injury was caused by him accidentally shooting himself in the leg.