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When Josephine asks for Ed Bloom's permission to take his picture she holds a cult rangefinder camera, the Leica M6.


When young Edward Bloom is singing in the church and his voice breaks, that single note that we hear is actually Ewan McGregor singing.


When Edward Bloom arrives home from the Korean War in his dress uniform the patch on his shoulder shows that he was assigned to the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, known as the Rakkasans.


Steven Spielberg was attached to this project and wanted Jack Nicholson to star, but dropped out due to his full schedule, soon after which Tim Burton signed on.


Film debut of Miley Cyrus.


Miley Cyrus's feature film debut.


The scenes at Auburn were originally supposed to be shot on location on the campus of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, but the school officials asked for script approval and the production didn't have time to wait so they filmed the scenes at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama instead.


When Norther Winslow shows his half finished poem to Edward, (Grass so green / Skies so blue / Spectre is really great!) the handwriting is director Tim Burton's.


The town of Ashton, Alabama is actually Wetumpka, Alabama and Prattville, Alabama combined.


When Ed Bloom is being given the key to the city, the marching band is playing "The Victors", fight song of The University of Michigan and Bloomington High School North, Indiana.


The joke with the elephant defecating while Edward daydreams was unscripted. The filming crew found it hilarious, and quickly zoomed out to get the whole thing.


French actress Marion Cotillard's first American feature film.


Tim Burton:  (black and white stripes)  in the circus scene, the stripes can be seen on the ringmaster's pants and also on the outside of the giant's box.


The two portraits on the walls in the bank scene are actually of the founders of Bishop-Parker Furniture Co., Montgomery, Alabama. Several props were purchased there. The buyer noticed the portraits and thought they would pass as old bankers.


The image of a skull can be seen on one of the fishing lures as it turns. This can be seen in the beginning of the movie as Ewan McGregor, as narrator, talks about how some fish cannot be caught.


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