!!1995 Film:

* DoingItForTheArt: Creator/BruceWillis wasn't paid for the movie. His salary would have nearly doubled the film's budget, and he wanted to work with Creator/TerryGilliam badly enough that he opted for a cut of the box office receipts instead.
* DuelingStarsMovie: Creator/BruceWillis vs. Creator/BradPitt. This might be more of a retroactive example, as Pitt (while having found recent acknowledgements for his roles in ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'' and ''Film/{{Se7en}}'' ), wasn't nearly as big a star as Bruce "''Film/DieHard''" Willis at the time of the film's release.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Creator/BradPitt's nervous and rapid speech was aided by Creator/TerryGilliam not letting him smoke during shooting.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Averted. Universal gave Gilliam final cut hoping to avoid what happened with ''Film/{{Brazil}}''.
* PlayingAgainstType: Along with ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', one of the movies that helped Creator/BradPitt break out of pure pretty-boy type-casting. Also, Creator/BruceWillis's character is notably more frail than what he usually plays. [[spoiler:This was the first movie where he dies.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/TerryGilliam's initial casting choices were Creator/NickNolte as James Cole and Creator/JeffBridges as Jeffrey Goines, but Universal objected.

!!2015 TV Series