Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) Poster


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Brad Pitt reportedly left the project after Nicole Kidman dropped out and her replacement had not yet been found. Once Angelina Jolie signed on, he returned to the project.
When Jane is going to her first shown kill, she correctly answers a question from the quiz show Jeopardy! (1984). This was unscripted and spur of the moment on the part of Angelina Jolie.
Brad Pitt left in the middle of shooting for three months to shoot Ocean's Twelve (2004).
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were each paid US$20m for their roles.
In order to get a wider PG-13 audience, a very steamy sex scene between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was cut.
In one scene, Benjamin Danz, played by Adam Brody, is wearing a Fight Club t-shirt while being interrogated by John Smith, played by Brad Pitt. Pitt was one of the stars of Fight Club (1999).
Many of the scenes from the trailer were not in the movie, including Brad Pitt riding a bike while shooting and Keith David ordering someone to "bring in everyone," after finding out "it's the Smiths".
The film's original script was actually writer Simon Kinberg's thesis for his Masters in Fine Arts.
Johnny Depp was originally cast as John Smith, but turned it down after being overworked with other movies he was shooting.
Angela Bassett was cast as Mr. Smith's boss but her scenes were subsequently cut from the film. Her voice is still heard in the film, giving him instructions of his next assignment.
Angelina Jolie's Jane and Brad Pitt's John ranked #3 on Moviefone's 'The Top 25 Sexiest Movie Couples'. [May 2008]
The shot of the helicopter flying over Bogotá at the start of the flashback sequence was originally used in Clear and Present Danger (1994). For its appearance in Mr & Mrs Smith, CGI was used to enhance it with burning buildings and someone sitting in the rear passenger seat of the chopper.
Was shipped to theaters under the code name "Jones".
Catherine Zeta-Jones was also considered for Mrs. Smith, while Johnny Depp and Will Smith were considered for Mr. Smith when it was not sure if Brad Pitt would sign on.
Nicole Kidman was originally cast as Mrs. Smith.
I-Temp is located in Suite 5003 at 570 Lexington Avenue. The building is real and it has 50 floors.
Eva Green was considered to play Jane.
Jane and John's home is the same location used in Father of the Bride.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was the first choice for "Jane" but she turned it down due to filming dates.
The script reportedly went through over fifty drafts. Although original writer Simon Kinberg was the final writer during production, various uncredited writers worked on drafts throughout the film's development, including Jez Butterworth, 'John Butterworth', Carrie Fisher, Akiva Goldsman, Ted Griffin, Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney, and Terence Winter.
Cate Blanchett was also considered for the role of Mrs. Smith
The 35mm prints of this film come from a digitally grain reduced digital intermediate. They are full of digital grain reduction artifacts.
Gwen Stefani was considered for the role of Jane Smith after Nicole Kidman dropped out.
When they leave the house Mr. Smith is driving a Cadillac CTSV but when he comes home later he is driving a Lincoln Town Car.
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Chloë Sevigny turned down the role of Jane Smith.
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Sarah Polley was offered the role of Jasmine but turned it down.
A pilot for a TV show based on the film, which was a sequel to the film was filmed and starred Martin Henderson and Jordana Brewster as John and Jane Smith. But the TV show never came to light.
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Michelle Monaghan (Gwen) went on to star opposite Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible III". At one point, it was rumored Brad Pitt would replace Tom Cruise in the "Mission: Impossible" film franchise. However, the rumor was false.
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When John first enters his office you can clearly see a black suit, white shirt and red tie, the hitman outfit from the popular video game
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Michelle Monaghan: as Gwen, the electronics specialist, whom John hires to examine Jane's laptop.
Simon Kinberg: screenwriter plays an investment banker.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

After the Smiths discover each other's identities, Jane speeds away in the car and John is running after her. He ends up tripping and crashing through a fence, and his gun goes off. The trip was a mistake, and Brad Pitt's reaction, as well as his following ad-lib, "Oh dear God," are genuine.
Body count: 43
The original ending featured villains played by Jacqueline Bisset and Terence Stamp. After this was dropped, a second ending was filmed with Angela Bassett and Keith David as the villains. This too was dropped when it was decided that the film did not need a final confrontation with the villains at all.
Near the end when they end up in the shed could be a nod to the final scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) where the outlaws end up in a small outbuilding.

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