Trivia: The Birdcage

  • Actor Allusion:
    • Nathan Lane is openly homosexual. note 
    • In the Japanese dub, Norio Imamura (Albert) voiced Emporio Ivankov, who is a crossdresser.
  • Harpo Does Something Funny: Due to the nature of the story, the director made Nathan Lane and Robin Williams promise to do one take exactly as scripted before they could go wild in retakes. This is bound to happen.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • Dawson Casting: 32-year-old Calista Flockhart unconvincingly plays a 19-year-old. (Being so waifish, she could pass as a senior or graduate student, but come on.)
  • Throw It In: Robin Williams and Nathan Lane had to promise to do one take exactly as scripted before the producers would allow them to go off ad-libbing.