- Enforced Method Acting: A mild example, but still counts. Alan Tudyk (Ben Chapman) and Chadwick Boseman (Jackie Robinson) deliberately avoided each-other during the shoot, except on camera, so that any friendliness between the actors wouldn't obscure the animosity of their characters.
- Star-Making Role: This is the film that made Chadwick Boseman a Hollywood leading man and would eventually lead to his most famous role as King T'Challa/Black Panther.
- What Could Have Been: Robert Redford was also considered for the part of Branch Rickey.
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