Trivia / The Mummy Trilogy

Works in this franchise with their own Trivia pages:
  • The Mummy (1999)
  • The Mummy Returns
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

  • Fake Mixed Race: Evelyn and her brother Jonathan both have an Egyptian mother and an English father, but are played by native British actors.
  • Fake Nationality: Almost nothing but Fake Nationalities. Rachel Weisz really is English, Jet Li actually was born in China, and all the 'American cowboys' are played by Americans, but nobody who played an Egyptian character was actually Egyptian, or even Arab or African. Oded Fehr is Israeli, Arnold Vosloo is a South African of Dutch descent (Afrikaner), Patricia Velasquez is Venezuelan, and Dwayne Johnson is an American—of Samoan and African heritage, mind you. O'Connell's actor is Canadian-American, Jonathan's is Scottish, Beni (who is supposed to be Hungarian) is played by an Irish-American guy from Chicago. From the third movie we have Maria Bello (American), Michelle Yeoh (Malaysian) and Russel Wong (American). Moreover, Evy and Jonathan's mother was supposedly Egyptian, but neither actor is of Egyptian, African or even middle-eastern descent.
  • Playing Against Type: Rachel Weisz tends to play very sly and knowing women - she's even been known to play The Vamp - but here she plays a very nerdy librarian who obviously hasn't had a lot of experience with men.


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