Trivia / Quantum of Solace

  • Actor-Inspired Element: It was Anatole Taubman's idea for Elvis to have a bowl-cut.
  • California Doubling: The scenes happening in Bolivia were actually filmed in Panama, Chile and Peru.
  • Creator Backlash: Daniel Craig wasn't fond of how production went (Reports suggest he and the director were making it up as they went along), saying that thanks to Quantum of Solace, he'd never do a film without a script nailed down again. Fortunately, it didn't turn him off doing another Bond film, as it was followed by the far better received Skyfall.
  • Fake Mixed Race: The Ukrainian-born Olga Kurylenko plays a woman of Bolivian and Russian descent.
  • Fake Nationality:
    • Olga Kurylenko is Ukrainian-born and plays a Bolivian woman of Russian descent.
    • Mexican Joaquín Cosío plays the Bolivian General Medrano.
    • Spanish Fernando Guillén Cuervo plays the Bolivian Chief of Police of La Paz.
    • Oona Chaplin was born in Spain (though she does not usually consider herself Spanish) and plays a Bolivian.
  • Playing Against Type: Mathieu Amalric is known for playing whimsical intellectuals in French auteur dramas. Nobody expected him to play a Bond villain.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
  • Star-Making Role: The film launched the international careers of both Olga Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton.
  • Troubled Production: The film was stalled in pre-production by the 2007 Writers' Strike. Based on various accounts, screenwriter Paul Haggis was frantically finishing a first draft hours before the strike deadline and/or Daniel Craig and director Marc Forster rewrote script pages themselves during production. In addition, the fragmented nature of the production (due to the strike) led to a rushed and nearly-incoherent plot.
  • What Could Have Been:


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