Trivia: Rush (2013)

  • Approval of God: Niki Lauda loves the movie, and has said he wishes James Hunt were still be alive so they could see it together.
  • Cast the Expert: A non-actor example - many of the cars featured in the film were actual Formula 1 cars from the period, driven by their current owners (many of whom race their cars in historic races.)
  • Casting Gag: This is the second time Natalie Dormer (Nurse Gemma) has had a small but memorable role in a film in which she made out with an Avengers cast member.note 
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Chris Hemsworth had to lose the weight he maintained for The Avengers so he could fit more comfortably in the cars and look more convincing as a playboy F1 driver.
  • Fake Nationality: Chris Hemsworth is Australian and Olivia Wilde is American, they're both playing Brits. Also, Daniel Brühl is German but spent over a month in Vienna to get the Austrian accent right. Teddy Mayer is played by Canadian Colin Stinton. Italian Pierfrancesco Favino plays Swiss driver Clay Reggazoni, which has actually led some people to mistakenly think Clay himself was Italian (granted, he was born and raised in the Italian speaking region of Switzerland so completely understandable).
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Overlaps with Retroactive Recognition. Daniel Brühl and Alexandra Maria Lara both played Nazis. Brühl played Frederik Zoller, the German ace sniper, whereas Lara portrayed Traudl Junge, Hitler's secretary.
  • Real-Life Relative: Guy Edwards, one of the drivers to pull Niki out of his wreck, was played (via stunt doubling) by Guy's son Sean Edwards.
  • What Could Have Been: Russell Crowe had been considered to play Richard Burton in a cameo.