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** Also, she really did stall the car. Her frantic attempts to restart it weren't simulated.


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** In 2021, popular Spanish program ''Series/CuartoMilenio'' ran a highly-rated reportage about the film and its famous curse. A day later, Creator/RichardDonner died. The implications weren't lost for many.



* WagTheDirector: Creator/RichardDonner frequently had to reshoot close-ups of Creator/GregoryPeck because the star objected to being seen with double chins.

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Creator/RichardDonner frequently had to reshoot close-ups of Creator/GregoryPeck because the star objected to being seen with double chins.



** Creator/WilliamHolden turned down the role of Robert Thorn. Seeing as how the finished film turned out, he jumped at the chance to star in the sequel. Creator/CharltonHeston chose to do ''Film/{{Midway|1976}}'' instead, allowing Creator/GregoryPeck to come out of retirement to play Thorn. Creator/DickVanDyke also turned down the role; a decision he later regretted. Creator/CharlesBronson, Creator/JamesCoburn and Creator/RoyScheider were also considered.

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** Creator/WilliamHolden turned down the role of Robert Thorn. Seeing as how the finished film turned out, he jumped at the chance to star in the sequel. Creator/CharltonHeston chose to do ''Film/{{Midway|1976}}'' instead, allowing Creator/GregoryPeck to come out of retirement to play Thorn. Creator/DickVanDyke also turned down the role; role, a decision he later regretted. Creator/CharlesBronson, Creator/JamesCoburn and Creator/RoyScheider were also considered.


* ExecutiveMeddling: Damien was supposed to die at the end, but Donner was persuaded to change the ending to allow for sequels.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: A positive example - Damien was supposed to die at the end, but Donner was persuaded to change the ending to allow for sequels.


** One of the film's tiger handlers died. Gregory Peck's son shot himself. A plane scheduled for use in the film, which was rescheduled and used for a commercial flight instead, crashed and killed everyone on board.


* CriticalDissonance: Most critics pannd ''The Omen'' when it was released. It was even among those featured in Harry Medved and Randy Dreyfus's book ''The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (And How They Got That Way)''. Nonetheless, it was a smash hit among audiences at the time and is seen as a modern horror classic.

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* CriticalDissonance: Most critics pannd panned ''The Omen'' when it was released. It was even among those featured in Harry Medved and Randy Dreyfus's book ''The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (And How They Got That Way)''. Nonetheless, it was a smash hit among audiences at the time and is seen as a modern horror classic.

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* CriticalDissonance: Most critics pannd ''The Omen'' when it was released. It was even among those featured in Harry Medved and Randy Dreyfus's book ''The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (And How They Got That Way)''. Nonetheless, it was a smash hit among audiences at the time and is seen as a modern horror classic.


** Damien was originally going to be called Domlin until writer David Seltzer's wife suggested a name change. Finding a suitable child actor was also so tough that David Seltzer considered changing the character to a girl instead.

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** Damien was originally going to be called Domlin until Domlin, named after the child of one of writer David Seltzer's friends, until his wife suggested insisted on a name change. Finding a suitable child actor was also so tough that David Seltzer considered changing the character to a girl instead.


* ActorInspiredElement: Mrs Baylock was written to be a warm and friendly Irish nanny. Billie Whitelaw auditioned with some of the dialogue changed to make her cold and sinister. Creator/MiaFarrow's portrayal in TheRemake is closer to how she was originally written.

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* ActorInspiredElement: Mrs Mrs. Baylock was written to be a warm and friendly Irish nanny. Billie Whitelaw auditioned with some of the dialogue changed to make her cold and sinister. Creator/MiaFarrow's portrayal in TheRemake is closer to how she was originally written.



* FakeNationality: Italian priest Father Splietto is played by Martin Benson, an English actor of Russian-Jewish descent.

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Italian priest Father Splietto is played by Martin Benson, an English actor of Russian-Jewish descent.descent.
** The vaguely-Germanic Carl Bugenhagen is played by Aussie actor Leo [=McKern=].


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** Warner Brothers initially though Creator/OliverReed would be ideal for the film.


** Creator/WilliamHolden turned down the role of Robert Thorn. Seeing as how the finished film turned out, he jumped at the chance to star in the sequel. Creator/CharltonHeston chose to do ''Film/{{Midway}}'' instead, allowing Creator/GregoryPeck to come out of retirement to play Thorn. Creator/DickVanDyke also turned down the role; a decision he later regretted. Creator/CharlesBronson, Creator/JamesCoburn and Creator/RoyScheider were also considered.

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** Creator/WilliamHolden turned down the role of Robert Thorn. Seeing as how the finished film turned out, he jumped at the chance to star in the sequel. Creator/CharltonHeston chose to do ''Film/{{Midway}}'' ''Film/{{Midway|1976}}'' instead, allowing Creator/GregoryPeck to come out of retirement to play Thorn. Creator/DickVanDyke also turned down the role; a decision he later regretted. Creator/CharlesBronson, Creator/JamesCoburn and Creator/RoyScheider were also considered.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/DavidWarner, best known for playing villains, plays the heroic NiceGuy Keith Jennings.


* ActorInspiredElement: Mrs Baylock was written to be a warm and friendly Irish nanny. Billie Whitelaw auditioned with some of the dialogue changed to make her cold and sinister. Mia Farrow's portrayal in TheRemake is closer to how she was originally written.

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* ActorInspiredElement: Mrs Baylock was written to be a warm and friendly Irish nanny. Billie Whitelaw auditioned with some of the dialogue changed to make her cold and sinister. Mia Farrow's Creator/MiaFarrow's portrayal in TheRemake is closer to how she was originally written.


* ChannelHop: The movie was considered by Creator/WarnerBros, who thought it might be ideal for Creator/OliverReed.



** They both disagreed over the direction the scene where Robert Thorn finds out [[spoiler: his wife has died]]. Peck wanted to smash things angrily, but Donner wanted to cut in long after he'd gotten the news. Gregory grudgingly did it the director's way, but later said it was for the better after viewing the dailies.



** Creator/WilliamHolden turned down the role of Robert Thorn. Seeing as how the finished film turned out, he jumped at the chance to star in the sequel. Creator/CharltonHeston chose to do ''Film/{{Midway}}'' instead, allowing Creator/GregoryPeck to come out of retirement to play Thorn. Creator/DickVanDyke also turned down the role; a decision he later regretted. Creator/CharlesBronson and Creator/JamesCoburn were also considered.

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** Creator/WilliamHolden turned down the role of Robert Thorn. Seeing as how the finished film turned out, he jumped at the chance to star in the sequel. Creator/CharltonHeston chose to do ''Film/{{Midway}}'' instead, allowing Creator/GregoryPeck to come out of retirement to play Thorn. Creator/DickVanDyke also turned down the role; a decision he later regretted. Creator/CharlesBronson and Creator/CharlesBronson, Creator/JamesCoburn and Creator/RoyScheider were also considered.



** The movie was considered by Creator/WarnerBros, who thought it might be ideal for Creator/OliverReed.



** Gregory Peck and Richard Donner disagreed over the direction the scene where Robert Thorn finds out [[spoiler: his wife has died]]. Gregory Peck wanted to smash things angrily, but Richard Donner wanted to cut in long after he'd gotten the news. Gregory grudgingly did it the director's way, but later said it was for the better after viewing the dailies.

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* FakeNationality: Italian priest Father Splietto is played by Martin Benson, an English actor of Russian-Jewish descent.


** One of the film's tiger handler's died. Gregory Peck's son shot himself. A plane scheduled for use in the film, which was rescheduled and used for a commercial flight instead, crashed and killed everyone on board.

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** One of the film's tiger handler's handlers died. Gregory Peck's son shot himself. A plane scheduled for use in the film, which was rescheduled and used for a commercial flight instead, crashed and killed everyone on board.

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