Trivia: True Grit

  • AFIS 100 Years 100 Heroes And Villains:
    • #36 Hero, Rooster Cogburn (1969 film)
  • Award Category Fraud: Despite Mattie being the protagonist of True Grit, Hailee Steinfeld for the Coen Brothers' adaptation was demoted by almost every single film awards association to "Best Supporting Actress" while her co-star Jeff Bridges was nominated for Best Actor. note 
  • Billing Displacement: In the 2010 film, Josh Brolin is billed third and above the title, but doesn't appear until an hour in and has somewhat less presence.
    • And Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, despite being the protagonist, is the last name to appear in the credits. This may be partially due to it being her first film.
  • The Danza: Barry Pepper plays Lucky Ned Pepper.
  • Dawson Casting: In the book, Mattie is about fourteen — and prepubescent.
    • 1969 film: Kim Darby, who was well into her twenties.
    • 2010 film: Hailee Steinfeld, who was 13 at the time.
  • Disabled Character, Disabled Actor: In the 2010 film, a woman missing her left forearm (due to a birth defect) was hired to play older Mattie in shots that don't show her face. She winds up having more screen time than the actress that plays older Mattie, mostly due to the long shot at the end of Mattie walking away from Rooster's grave that lasts into the credits.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: The voiceover of the lawyer as Mattie reads the letter is an uncredited J.K Simmons AKA Cave Johnson, J. Jonah Jameson, etc.
  • Playing Against Type: John Wayne usually played straight heroes, not middle-aged drunken Anti Heroes.