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Trivia: Predators
  • Actor Allusion: Noland (Laurence Fishburne) says he was Air Cavalry, was yanked from Earth in the sixties, and hums a few bars of "The Ride of the Valkyries".
  • Cast the Expert: A particularly cool example. Louis Ozawa-Changchien has been practicing kendo since he was 5 and did his own stunts for Hanzo's fight with the Falconer Predator, but the crew didn't know this when he was cast. He brought his kendo teacher (who he considers a second father) on to help choreograph the scene.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Brody packed on quite a bit of muscle to play Royce.
  • Fake Nationality: The Russian, Mexican, and African actors match their character's ethnicity, but are American, and the Israeli is Brazilian.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Adrien Brody, known for being lean and playing nice guys, plays Royce, the ripped badass loner. Word of God is that they went with a smaller guy because while real-life soldiers are in great shape, most aren't huge, burly guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    • Topher Grace in a hardcore action movie. And that's the least of it.
  • Stunt Casting: Used quite a bit, but subverted, in that it's not the actor's fame that makes their appearance noteworthy, but their previous body of work.
  • What Could Have Been: Laurence Fishburne's character, Noland, was originally supposed to be played by Danny Glover, which would have been the perfect way to tie the film to Predator 2 as well as 1. Though whether Glover would've been playing the same character or not is unclear.

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