Trivia / Oz: The Great and Powerful

  • Actor Allusion: James Franco and Mila Kunis were romantically involved in the film Date Night as well.
  • Awesome, Dear Boy: Rachel Weisz got the script through her agent and loved the role, lobbying hard for it - despite Raimi not thinking she was right. After an audition and two hour conversation with Raimi, she got the part of Evanora.
  • Casting Gag: Looks like Harry Osborn's in another Raimi movie.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Mila Kunis's make-up took four hours to apply and another hour to remove. It took two months for her skin to recover from the damage.
  • Production Posse: Four out of five actors from The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi's first film) appear in this - Bruce Campbell as a Winkie guard and Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker and Theresa Tilly as Quadlings.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Robert Downey Jr was the first choice to play Oscar but wasn't interested. Johnny Depp was approached but he opted to work on The Lone Ranger instead.
    • Michelle Williams was also the first choice for the role of Evanora, with Hilary Swank as the second. Blake Lively was also offered the role of Glinda.
    • John C Reilly was considered to play Frank.
    • Sam Mendes was approached to direct before Sam Raimi came on board.

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