- Ability over Appearance: Philip Seymour Hoffman was quite a bit larger than Truman Capote was, but he was cast because of how well he portrayed Capote.
- Dueling Movies: The film Infamous came out a year later covering the same basic events, but was less well received.
- Fake Nationality: Mexican-American Clifton Collins Jr. as Caucasian/Native American Perry.
- Life Imitates Art: The premise of the film.
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