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A Perfect World (1993) Poster

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Clint Eastwood was not originally going to act in the movie - Kevin Costner talked him into it.
Director Clint Eastwood originally intended to give the role of Butch to Denzel Washington.
Kevin Costner and Clint Eastwood both received Best Director Oscars in the years shortly preceding this film. Both of their respective films ( Dances with Wolves (1990) and Unforgiven (1992) ) were westerns. Consequently, this marks perhaps the only time in film history when two such Oscar-winning directors co-starred as actors in the same film. (Also: see Chinatown (1974) Trivia.)
Clint Eastwood only has 26 minutes of screen time prior to the final showdown. He has approximately 43 total.
This was Clint Eastwood's first film since Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) for which he did not receive top billing, which went instead to Kevin Costner.
Steven Spielberg considered directing the film.
Many of the cars used in the film came from two classic/antique car museums in the Greater Austin area.
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Despite the fact the film had middling box-office in the US, it did earn well over $100 million in international markets.
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Filming wrapped in July 1993, and thanks to director Eastwood's fast, economical directing and editing style, was out in time for the December 1993 OSCAR season.
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Early in the movie, references are made to President John F. Kennedy visiting Texas and the governor running for re-election. Unless the events in the movie take place in an alternate universe, this was not JFK's final, fateful trip to Texas. From 1876 to 1972 Texas governors served two year terms, which means this movie took place prior to the November 1962 election. JFK was assassinated in Dallas a year later in November 1963.
Butch (Kevin Costner) and Philip visit a Friendly Dept. Store, outside of which there is a poster advertising Bull Durham cigarettes. Kevin Costner starred in Bull Durham (1988).
By co-starring in this film with Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner has co-starred with three of the main stars of Unforgiven (1992). The other two are Gene Hackman: No Way Out (1986) and Wyatt Earp (1994) and Morgan Freeman: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).
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Is one of two films in 1993 in which Laura Dern has co-starred with a veteran actor/director. The other film was Jurassic Park in which Dern co-starred with Richard Attenborough. However that film was directed by Steven Spielberg.
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One of Clint Eastwood's favorite films that he has directed.
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This is the only film that Clint Eastwood has collaborated on with Kevin Costner to date.
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This film was set near the time President John F Kennedy "JFK" made his fateful trip to Dallas. Kevin Costner starred in JFK (1991).
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Both Kevin Costner and Clint Eastwood have co-starred with Rene Russo: Tin Cup (1996) and In the Line of Fire (1993) respectively.
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Is one of two films starring Kevin Costner that have "world" in the title. The other film being Waterworld. Also both of these film's directors - Clint Eastwood and Kevin Reynolds - have the same number of letters in their first and last names.
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