Trivia / Walk the Line

  • Ability over Appearance: Joaquin Phoneix is 5"8, making him six inches shorter than Johnny Cash, but he plays the role brilliantly all the same. It helps that he was chosen by the man himself for it.
  • Actor Allusion: Waylon Jennings is played in the movie by his son, Shooter.
  • Real-Life Relative: Shooter Jennings is the son of Waylon Jennings. He even performed his father's song, "I'm A Long Way From Home".
  • Throw It In!: In a scene portraying Cash under the influence of drugs, Phoenix grabbed hold of a sink and ripped it out of the wall. This action was not in the script.