Award Snub: While the movie was a box office hit and a critical favorite, it didn't rack up a lot of nominations. Partly because it was viewed as a low-key work for Spielberg who by that time was making one epic movie after another. His other 2002 film, Minority Report, was similarly snubbed despite universal acclaim and box office success.
Most notably, fans of DiCaprio will point to this as one of his more joyous performances, and will say that this would have made for a great nomination.
Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The one scene where Brenda's family watches Sing Along with Mitch qualifies as this. Bonus points for the song that was used in the segment that was shown being an Ear Worm: "Has anybody here seen Kelly? K-E double L-Y..."
Ensemble Darkhorse: Christopher Walken pretty much steals the whole film with his performance as Frank's dad. A well-earned Oscar nomination.
Magnificent Bastard: Abagnale were able to con banks and the government for millions, con his way into lucrative jobs and evaded the FBI several times, often under their noses. All before he turned nineteen.