* AcclaimedFlop: Like Film/EdWood and Film/ManOnTheMoon, got great reviews but fell short of its budget.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/EdwardNorton took on the film because he desperately wanted to work with Creator/MilosForman.
* DawsonCasting: Music/CourtneyLove was 32 when she played Althea. The real Althea was sixteen (the age of consent in Ohio) when she started at Larry's strip club.
* IronyAsSheIsCast: James Carville, a well-known [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem liberal Democrat]] in RealLife, plays Simon Leis, the Ohio prosecutor who first charged Larry with obscenity.
* RealLifeRelative: Brett Harrelson, Woody's brother, played Larry Flynt's brother Jimmy.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Larry's satiric Presidential campaign in 1984 was left out of the movie, since the writers believed that focusing on Larry's feud with Jerry Falwell, culminating in his victory at the Supreme Court, was a better way to make the film's points.
** Creator/JimCarrey, Creator/TomHanks and Creator/BillMurray were considered for Larry Flynt. Larry's personal choice was Creator/MichaelDouglas.
** Creator/CameronDiaz auditioned for Althea Leasure. Creator/AshleyJudd was also considered.