Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) Poster


This movie was shipped to theaters under the code name "Jones."
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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).
In order to get a wider PG-13 audience, a very steamy sex scene between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was cut.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were each paid US $20M for their roles.
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."
Johnny Depp was originally cast as John Smith, but turned it down after being overworked with other movies he was shooting.
The film's original script was actually writer Simon Kinberg's thesis for his Masters in Fine Arts.
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 (2005), CGI was used to enhance it, with burning buildings and someone sitting in the rear passenger seat of the chopper.
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].
Nicole Kidman was originally cast as Mrs. Smith.
Catherine Zeta-Jones was considered for the role of Mrs. Smith, while Johnny Depp and Will Smith were considered for Mr. Smith, when it was unclear if Brad Pitt would sign on.
I-Temp is located in Suite 5003 at 570 Lexington Avenue. The building is real and it has fifty floors.
Eva Green was considered to play Jane Smith.
Gwen Stefani auditioned for the role of Mrs.Smith
Brad Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston while he and Angelina Jolie got together during the filming of this movie.
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.
A pilot for a TV show based on the film, which was a sequel to the movie, was filmed and starred Martin Henderson and Jordana Brewster as John and Jane Smith. The TV show never came to light.
Cate Blanchett was considered for the role of Mrs. Smith.
Gwen Stefani was considered for the role of Jane Smith after Nicole Kidman dropped out.
When John first enters his office, you can clearly see a black suit, white shirt and red tie, which is the hitman outfit from the popular video game
The 35mm prints of this film come from a digitally grain reduced digital intermediate. They are full of digital grain reduction artifacts.
In the film Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were married to other people and were just an on-screen couple. Ten years later they actually got married.
After starring in this film, Angelina Jolie played several similar spy/assassin type characters: "Wanted"(2008); "The Tourist"(2010); "Salt" (2010).
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Chloë Sevigny turned down the role of Jane Smith.
During filming Brad Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston. After their divorce Jennifer briefly dated Vince Vaughn who starred in this movie as Brad's friend and co-worker.
Sarah Polley was offered the role of Jasmine but turned it down.
The film has been considered to be a remake/updated version of True Lies (1994). In that film, Helen Tasker (Jamie Lee Curtis) a bored housewife is not aware that her husband Harry (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a secret agent.
Michelle Monaghan (Gwen) went on to star opposite Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III (2006). At one point, it was rumored that Brad Pitt would replace Cruise in the "Mission: Impossible" film franchise. However, the rumor was false, as Cruise continued to star throughout the franchise.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were married on August 24th 2014 but were divorced in September 2016.
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Angelina Jolie would play an assassin again in Wanted (2008).
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Kost Mart, the name of the department store John and Jane are hiding in towards the end of the film and it is the same name of the wholesale retail store where Dick Harper briefly worked at in the movie Fun with Dick and Jane.
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Eddie turns down a bounty of $400,000 because he won't get out of bed for anything less than $500,000 is borrowed from an infamous quote by Linda Evangelista in a 1990 interview by Vogue and how she won't "wake up for less than $10,000 a day"
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Michelle Monaghan: as Gwen, the electronics specialist, whom John hires to examine Jane's laptop.
Simon Kinberg: The film's screenwriter played 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 runs 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," were 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, this 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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