* AbilityOverAppearance: Cardinal Roark is a dwarf in the book, and Creator/RutgerHauer isn't. Needless to say, he's a OneSceneWonder and most don't care that he's different.
* ActorInspiredElement: Jackie Boy's makeup was Creator/BenicioDelToro's idea. It was also his idea to have Jackie Boy pry the hands of his gun with his teeth.
* AllStarCast: The poster alone features Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/CliveOwen, Creator/BenicioDelToro, Creator/JessicaAlba, Creator/RosarioDawson, and Creator/MickeyRourke.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Some of the cast of ''Sin City'' signed on after seeing the test footage which would eventually become the opening scene. In the making-of it's noted that a lot of them had wanted to play FilmNoir characters for a long time, such as Creator/BruceWillis. Also, many cast members signed on due to other actors being in talks. Considering the [[AllStarCast large cast of famous faces]], this seems reasonable.
* BannedInChina: Malaysia.
* BoxOfficeBomb: ''Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'' - Budget, estimated between $60 million to $70 million. Box office, $35,093,856. The nine-year-long gap between the original movie and the sequel and the controversy over Ava Lord's semi nude movie poster most likely contributed to this.
* CastTheExpert: Creator/JamieChung had only a day to prepare for her role as Miho in the second film, but had already undergone weapons and fight training for ''Film/SuckerPunch'' and ''Series/OnceUponATime''.
* CastingGag:
** Ava and Damien Lord as an estranged husband and wife. They're played by Eva Green and Marton Csokas, former lovers who had already broken up.
** Creator/AlexisBledel plays a young woman with deep love and concern [[Series/GilmoreGirls for her mother]].
* ContractualPurity: It appears as if Creator/ElijahWood and Alexis Bledel were attempting to break out of it, respectively playing a cannibal and a hooker. Wood had just come off playing Frodo Baggins, while Bledel had been known for ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' and ''Literature/TheSisterhoodOfTheTravelingPants''. The sequel also features a cameo from Alexa Vega as a stripper - Vega had been a child star best known for ''Film/SpyKids'', also directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez.
* CreatorInJoke: Both Nancy and Wendy drive cars with the licence plate 'LEV 311'. Creator/RobertRodriguez gives that to his favourite female characters in all his movies. It's a reference to his wife Lynn Varley, whose birthday is March 11th.
* CreatorsFavorite: Creator/FrankMiller has named Miho as his favourite character in the series.
* DawsonCasting:
** Nancy is said to be nineteen years old. Creator/JessicaAlba was twenty four.
** Becky is implied to be much younger than the rest of the Old Town girls, possibly still a teenager. Creator/AlexisBledel was twenty four, and only two years younger than Creator/RosarioDawson.
* DevelopmentHell: In the past Frank Miller has promised several new stories, including a Hartigan prequel, a Jackie Boy prequel, a story set in 1940, and a story set in the Sin City's founding during the Gold Rush. So far, the only new stories written are the two featured in ''Sin City 2''.
* FakeAmerican: Englishman Creator/CliveOwen as Dwight.
* FanNickname: Roark Jr. is only ever referred to as Junior in the books, never as the Yellow Bastard.
* FreezeFrameBonus: A newspaper in "The Hard Goodbye" segment indicates that the film takes place in 1993.
* TheOtherDarrin: Several characters from the first Sin City movie have now been recast due to either the untimely deaths or retirements of their previous actors.
** Creator/DennisHaysbert replaces Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan as Manute.
** Creator/JamieChung replaces Devon Aoki as Miho, due to the latter being pregnant while filming was going on.
** Creator/JeremyPiven replaces Creator/MichaelMadsen as Bob.
** Creator/JoshBrolin replaces Creator/CliveOwen as Dwight [=McCarthy=], as the story is set before ''"The Big Fat Kill"'' [[TheNthDoctor and Dwight's facial reconstruction.]] Owen was intended to return as Dwight post-surgery (with Brolin pre-surgery), but his schedule prevented it.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** Man, it is surprising to see [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo Baggins]] playing a mute, psychopathic, cannibalistic SerialKiller.
** Seeing one of the ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' as a prostitute.
** ''A Dame to Kill For'' has a cameo by [[Film/SpyKids Alexa Vega]] as a stripper.
** Dennis Haysbert has built such a reputation playing ReasonableAuthorityFigures (police officers, military officers, [[Series/TwentyFour the President of the United States]], the spokesman for Allstate Insurance) that he's not entirely believable as a ScaryBlackMan.
* PlayingGertrude: Hartigan tells Nancy that he's old enough to be her grandfather. There's only twenty six years between him and Creator/JessicaAlba. This is mostly due to Alba playing a character a few years younger than herself (see above), while Willis plays Hartigan over a ten year time period.
* PropRecycling: Miho's swords belonged to the Crazy 88s ''Film/KillBill Vol. 1''. Creator/QuentinTarantino, director of Dwight and Jackie Boy's car ride, kept them in his garage and loaned them to the production.
* SelfAdaptation: Creator/FrankMiller was a co-director on the films, as Creator/RobertRodriguez felt that being such a direct adaptation of the original comics (the visual compositions usually being directly lifted from the panels) meant that most of his directorial work had already been done for him by the creator.
* SavedFromDevelopmentHell:
** The sequel had been in DevelopmentHell for years, and was finally released in 2014, nine years after the first.
** In the back of ''Lost, Lonely and Lethal'' (published in December 1996) Miller announced a story called "The Hard Good-Bye" that would feature Nancy teaming up with Marv to avenge Hartigan. The title ended up being used as a {{Retronym}} for the first arc while the story itself finally saw the light of day in ''A Dame to Kill For'' as "Nancy's Last Dance," 18 years later.
* ThrowItIn: One of the biggest examples of this trope. Creator/MichaelMadsen reportedly approached Robert Rodriguez at the ''Film/KillBill'' wrap party and asked why he hadn't been cast in ''Sin City'' yet. Rodriguez then gave him the role of Bob, the only part that hadn't been cast yet.
* TypeCasting: Creator/MickeyRourke as an ugly, down on his luck bruiser with a heart of gold? He was born to play Marv. In fact, when Creator/FrankMiller met Rourke, the only thing he wrote down in his notes was, "Met Mickey Rourke -- HE IS MARV."
* WagTheDirector: Nancy, as played by Jessica Alba, is always fully clothed (which is not the case for her comic book counterpart) because Alba has a firm policy of never doing nude scenes.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/JohnnyDepp was the first choice for the role of Jackie Boy. But Creator/RobertRodriguez saw Creator/BenicioDelToro at the Academy Awards with long hair and immediately knew he was perfect. Creator/AdrienBrody auditioned for the role. Depp is, however, still in consideration for the role of Wallace if ''To Hell and Back'' is adapted. In fact, the first film was supposed to feature that story, but it was scrapped.
** Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio was in talks for the role of Junior. But he eventually declined, and Nick Stahl was cast instead. Creator/SteveBuscemi was also considered.
** Creator/MichaelDouglas turned down the role of Hartigan.
** Music/JessicaSimpson auditioned for Nancy Callahan.
** Creator/WillemDafoe and Creator/ChristopherWalken turned down the role of Senator Roark.
** Creator/AshleyJudd, Creator/CarrieAnneMoss, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/UmaThurman and Creator/NaomiWatts were considered for Lucille.
** Creator/RobertRodriguez originally asked Music/HansZimmer to score the music, but Zimmer couldn't accept it, as he was in England at the time preparing ''Film/BatmanBegins'.
** Creator/AngelinaJolie was Rodriguez's original choice for Ava Lord in the sequel, so much so that he was delaying production to correspond with her pregnancy. Creator/AmyAdams, Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/AnneHathaway, Creator/SalmaHayek, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/JenniferLawrence, Creator/RoseMcGowan, Creator/RachelWeisz and Creator/MichelleWilliams were also considered.

!!These comicbooks have [[TropeNamers named the following tropes]]:

* BornInTheWrongCentury
* DelusionsOfEloquence

!!These comicbooks and films [[ImageSource provide the page image]] for:

* Comicbooks:
** ArrowGram
** DecapitationPresentation
* Films:
** CradlingYourKill
** FourEyesZeroSoul
** GratuitousSpecialEffects
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