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Trivia

In order to get the raspy voice of a man who is supposed to be over 120 years old, Dustin Hoffman sat in his dressing room and screamed at the top of his lungs for an hour.
Dustin Hoffman was entered into The Guinness Book of World Records as "Greatest Age Span Portrayed By A Movie Actor" for Little Big Man (1970) in which he portrayed a character from age 17 to age 121.
Little Big Man was an actual historical figure. He was a Native American, an Oglala Lakota, who was a fearless and respected warrior who fought under, and was rivals with, Crazy Horse. He also fought at the Battle of Little Big Horn, a battle which is depicted in this film.
One of the few two-and-a-half hour films of that era to not be shown with an intermission.
The line "Today, is a good day to die." largely used by Star Trek Klingons was first said in this film by Old Lodge Skins (Chief Dan George).
Although Dustin Hoffman plays the "younger" adopted son of Faye Dunaway's character in the film, he's actually four years older than Dunaway. Hoffman was born in 1937 while Dunaway was born in 1941.
The role of Chief Old Lodge Skins was initially offered to Marlon Brando, who turned it down.
The main tune played when the the 7th Cavalry were attacking on the Washita River and during the Battle of Little Big Horn is an Irish jig titled "Garry Owen". This song was the official song of the Seventh Cavalry of the U.S. Army - General Custer's cavalry. However, the music is actually a medley which consists of The Garry Owen and St. Patrick's Day
Near the site of Custer's Last Stand, you will find a village named Garryowen, the name of the jig played by Custer's cavalry.

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