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  • Actor-Shared Background: Neal McDonough was not only from Irish family who migrated to America, but he was also born in Boston, Massachusetts; just like Dum Dum Dugan himself!
  • Awesome, Dear Boy:
    • The biggest reason why Stanley Tucci took the role of Abraham Erskine was because he'd never had a role that required a German accent, and he wanted to try his out.
    • Although Hugo Weaving's Money, Dear Boy attitude towards the movie is pretty much well-known, in 2016, he has more positive opinion about his experience with Marvel.
      Hugo Weaving: "It was fun to play; I enjoyed the outrageousness of the German accent that I employed and I enjoyed the extraordinary mask and costume, even though it was unbelievably hot inside it. I enjoy mask work; I enjoy trying to animate masks and reveal certain things that the mask itself might not reveal. V for Vendetta was another example of that, but there was less animation within that mask versus the Red Skull. With Marvel, it’s pretty basic stuff: accept the deal and enjoy the ride. It’s not a major stretch for an actor, but on the other hand the difficulty with the Marvel universe is maintaining a link to a human dimension within such an extraordinary, technological CGI universe. In terms of me going back and doing another one, I don’t know. I’m not sure what they’re up to with the Red Skull."
  • Deleted Scene:
    • An extension of the Norway attack in which Jan and another man run from a HYDRA Uber Tank.
    • Bucky Barnes battles German soldiers at Azzano until he witnesses HYDRA use Tesseract weapons. Dum Dum Dugan uses a Thompson submachine gun on German troops. HYDRA's abandonment of the Nazi cause is shown more elaborately when a HYDRA Tank fires upon German troops before it captures the Howling Commandos.
    • Steve Rogers gets his medal of honor in London from Colonel Chester Phillips and gives Howard Stark HYDRA weapons.
    • Steve learns that his country won the war from Nick Fury.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Chris Evans got ripped for the role and dyed his hair golden blonde (he's a natural brunet).
  • Fake American:
    • Englishman Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, American playboy and captain of industry.
    • Romanian-born Sebastian Stan as American Bucky Barnes.
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    • English Natalie Dormer as the American soldier who kisses the Captain. Although, amusingly, her only scene is set in England.
    • English Jenna-Louise Coleman as one of the girls Steve and Bucky go on a double date with.
    • English Lex Shrapnel as the American soldier Gilmore Hodge.
    • English Laura Haddock as Captain America fangirl, who is most likely an American. Later retconned to be Peter Quill's maternal grandmother, who is definitely an American.
  • Fake Nationality:
  • Fan Nickname: Pre-serum Steve is often referred to as 萌やし (moyashi) or "beansprout" in East Asian fandom due to his small size.
  • I Knew It!: As confirmed by the sequel, Bucky survives and becomes the Winter Soldier.
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  • Irony as She Is Cast: A gender-inverted example. Steve mentions he's not much of a dance but Chris Evans turns out to be surprisingly good at it.
  • Money, Dear Boy: Hugo Weaving has gone on record stating that he is indifferent to the film and has very little interest in reprising his role as the Red Skull, due to the difficulty of the makeup process involved. However, as seen above under Awesome, Dear Boy, his attitude towards it has changed, potentially opening the door for his return.
  • Name's the Same: Schmidt (German for "Smith") seems to be a common name for Nazi scientists with special powers in Marvel comic movies. Which is probably why he goes by Sebastian Shaw now.
  • The Other Darrin: Howard Stark was portrayed by Gerard Sanders in still photos, John Slattery in archive footage and Dominic Cooper in life. Justified as all three depictions are from different time periods — the still photos are from around Tony Stark's pre-teens and beyond, the archive footage from his childhood, and in real life it's the '40s long before he's even born, so Howard ages significantly between each depiction. Slattery and Cooper have continued to portray the character in subsequent MCU works depending on what the time period depicted is.
  • Playing Against Type: Chris Evans—usually the Deadpan Snarker, Handsome Lech and Jerkass—as Captain America.
  • Quote Source: This movie provides the page quote for:
  • Real-Life Relative: Eduardo Tejedo, Zola's Mexican Spanish VA, is the father of Ricardo Tejedo, who is the director of that dub.
  • Reality Subtext:
    • Cap's early career mirrors how Captain America started as a propaganda piece, and early issues of the comic are made in-universe to help this. In fact, Golden Age comics like Captain America were used to promote and sell war bonds. Hence the Superman cover asking readers to buy one to "slap a Jap."
    • His poor reception with the troops is the same as several 1940s actors who got out of the draft because they were making morale-raising war movies.
  • Star-Making Role: For Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper and Sebastian Stan - though Cooper already had some prominence through his role in Mamma Mia!. Additionally, while Chris Evans did get noticed after Fantastic Four (2005), this film is what really launched him to stardom.
  • Throw It In!: When Peggy tries to touch the newly enhanced Steve. Hayley Atwell was actually Distracted by the Sexy.
  • Uncredited Role: Joss Whedon did an uncredited rewrite.
  • Underage Casting: Stanley Tucci was in his early fifties while playing a character who's supposedly in his seventies.
  • What Could Have Been: Enough for its own page


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