- All-Star Cast: Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman and Donald Sutherland.
- California Doubling: The film was mostly shot in Romania, as the real South has too many paved roads and telephone wires.
- Fake American: Virtually the whole cast for the Southern characters in the movie. Nicole Kidman is Australian, Ray Winstone, Jude Law and Eileen Atkins are British, Brendan Gleeson, Cillian Murphy and Charlie Hunnam are Irish and Donald Sutherland is Canadian. Renée Zellweger is the only main cast member who is actually from the American South as she was the daughter of German immigrants in Texas. Natalie Portman is a zigzagged example as she is Israeli but her parents moved to America.
- What Could Have Been: A deleted scene shows Inman staying with Sara for some time after the encounter with the Union soldiers, but Sara's baby dies and Sara commits suicide.
- Another deleted scene shows Inman reaching Ada's farm but finding her and Ruby gone to bury Stobrod and Pangle, with Georgia informing him where to find them.
Trivia / Cold Mountain