Here's some pretty interesting trivia about the movie Drive--the Ryan Gosling starring flick about a mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic who moonlights as a getaway driver.
1.) Hugh Jackman was originally supposed to be the main character. Ryan Gosling replaced him.
2.) To prepare for the role, Ryan Gosling restored the 1973 Chevy Malibu seen in the film.
3.) The name of the main character is never revealed. Gosling is either referred to as "Kid" or "The Driver" throughout the entire movie. His name in the credits is simply "Driver."
4.) Despite so much of the movie being focused on cars, the director, Nicolas Winding Refn, has never had a driver license and has failed the driving exam eight times.
5.) The tagline of the movie is "There are no clean getaways." No Country For Old Men had the exact same one.
6.) Despite the retro sound of all the music featured in the film, the oldest song was released in 2007.
7.) Christina Hendricks had predominate billing and her own poster for the movie, despite only being in it for a total of 10 minutes.
8.) The now famous "head stomp" scene had to be severely edited because the ratings board said it would deem the movie an NC-17 rating in its original state.
9.) Marc E. Platt, the producer of the film, sent this email to Ryan Gosling before he was officially cast.
I have this list that I've created of very talented individuals whose work inspire me; writers, directors, actors whom I have to work with before I go onto another career or do something else with my life. Near the top of that list was Ryan Gosling.
Two days later, Gosling accepted the part.
10.) The creatives behind the movie were huge fans of Breaking Bad, which led to him casting Bryan Cranston in a major supporting part.
11.) Nicolas Winding Refn, the director, considers this to be a superhero film.
12.) The movie only cost $13 million to make.
13.) The 80's-style hot pink lettering was inspired by the film Risky Business.