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* ActorAllusion: Creator/HarveyKeitel previously played Siegel in a 1974 made-for-TV movie.


* ActorAllusion: Creator/HarveyKeitel previously played Siegel in a 1974 made-for-TV movie.



* DawsonCasting: Siegel was in his mid-30's when he went out to Vegas and was 41 when he died, played by Creator/WarrenBeatty who was well into his 50's.

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* DawsonCasting: CaliforniaDoubling: Las Vegas is doubled by Palm Desert and La Quinta, California, since the real Las Vegas is far too developed.
* DawsonCasting:
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Siegel was in his mid-30's when he went out to Vegas and was 41 when he died, played by Creator/WarrenBeatty who was well into his 50's. 50's.
** The real Harry Greenberg died at age 30. Creator/ElliottGould was 53 at the time of filming.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/MichellePfeiffer was originally cast as Virginia Hill, but dropped out. Creator/EllenBarkin was also offered the role.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/JeanLucGodard had first conceived of the project in the 70s, intending to cast Creator/RobertDeNiro as Siegel and Diane Franklin as Hill. Before that, Creator/TonyCurtis was lined up to play the role.
** Screenwriter James Toback's original script, which totaled over 400 pages, disappeared after he'd worked on it for over six years. He had to rewrite a new one from scratch.
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Creator/MichellePfeiffer was originally cast as Virginia Hill, but dropped out. Creator/EllenBarkin was also offered the role.role.
** Creator/WarrenBeatty originally played the role with a thick New York accent, but Levinson told him to drop it.

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* AwardSnub: The film was nominated for no less than 10 Oscars, but only received two (Art Direction and Set Design) largely due to ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' sweeping all the major categories. The same thing happened at the Golden Globes where it won only one out of eight nominations, although in this case it did manage to nab Best Picture Drama.


* DawsonCasting: Siegel was in his mid-30's when he went out to Vegas and was 41 when he died, played by Warren Beatty who was well into his 50's.

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* DawsonCasting: Siegel was in his mid-30's when he went out to Vegas and was 41 when he died, played by Warren Beatty Creator/WarrenBeatty who was well into his 50's.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/MichellePfeiffer was originally cast as Virginia Hill, but dropped out.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/MichellePfeiffer was originally cast as Virginia Hill, but dropped out. Creator/EllenBarkin was also offered the role.


* RomanceOnTheSet: Creator/WarrenBeatty married Creator/AnnetteBenning just after they finished the film.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Creator/WarrenBeatty married Creator/AnnetteBenning Creator/AnnetteBening just after they finished the film.


DawsonCasting: Siegel was in his mid-30's when he went out to Vegas and was 41 when he died, played by Warren Beatty who was well into his 50's.

* RomanceOnTheSet: Creator/WarrenBeatty married Annette Benning just after they finished the film.

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* DawsonCasting: Siegel was in his mid-30's when he went out to Vegas and was 41 when he died, played by Warren Beatty who was well into his 50's.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Creator/WarrenBeatty married Annette Benning Creator/AnnetteBenning just after they finished the film.film.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/MichellePfeiffer was originally cast as Virginia Hill, but dropped out.
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DawsonCasting: Siegel was in his mid-30's when he went out to Vegas and was 41 when he died, played by Warren Beatty who was well into his 50's.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Creator/WarrenBeatty married Annette Benning just after they finished the film.

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