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(1999)

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The inspiration for this film arose out of Craig Ferguson's desire to make a cheerful film that celebrates Scottishness, as opposed to the epic nature of films like Braveheart (1995) and Rob Roy (1995), and the downbeat quality of Trainspotting (1996) and Shallow Grave (1994).
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Much of the inspiration for the character of Crawford Mackenzie came from a roommate of Craig Ferguson's during his rise to popularity as a comic.
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The script was snapped up by Warner Brothers after a five-day bidding war.
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Warner Brothers was the only studio prepared to immediately greenlight the film. A fast turnaround was required so it could be shot while star Craig Ferguson was on hiatus from The Drew Carey Show (1995).
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Frances Fisher was originally to read for the part of Monique, a role that went to Mary McCormack. Instead Fisher opted to play Candy, the publicist.
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It took the casting director about 5 weeks to fill all 70 roles in the film.
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Craig Ferguson attended a hairdressing institute to learn all about the art of hairdressing.
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The hairpieces used in the final Platinum Scissors competition are made from real human hair. Acrylic (which is normally used in wigs) doesn't photograph well and ends up looking like plastic. Each hairpiece weighed about 4 pounds.
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The working title for the film (Je M'Appelle Crawford) was rejected by Warner Bros because they doubted it would receive high audience appeal with a French title.
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