* AllStarCast
* FakeNationality: The film features an eclectic array of fake Frenchmen. Most notable were Englishman Creator/JeremyIrons as Aramis, Irishman Creator/GabrielByrne as D'Artagnan, American Creator/JohnMalkovich as Athos, American Creator/PeterSarsgaard as his son, and American Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio as King Louis XIV, none of whom particularly bothered to disguise their country of origin. This was made particularly noticeable by having actual Frenchpeople, Creator/GerardDepardieu and Anne Parillaud, round out the cast as Porthos and Anne of UsefulNotes/{{Austria}} -- who, despite her designation, was from UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}. Judith Godreche (Christine) is the only other French actor.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] as the utterly despicable and possibly psychopathic Louis.
** Creator/JeremyIrons, who normally plays villains, plays a heroic character, and a Musketeer, no less.
* PlayingTheirOwnTwin: Leo as Louis and Philippe.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It's a shame that an actual ''Three Musketeers'' film featuring a younger Byrne, Depardieu, Malkovich and Irons was never made. Such awesomeness would have reached critical mass, likely triggering the apocalypse.
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