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David Copperfield told some very confidential secrets for some magic tricks in the film, so confidential that he had them sign secrecy contracts.
First film since Simon Birch (1998) where Jim Carrey is not on the top billing.
Steve Gray (Jim Carrey) is clearly a parody of famed illusionist Criss Angel, who also served as one of the film's consultants.
Don Scardino insisted that the over-the-top illusions be entirely shot with practical special effects. Magician David Copperfield served as an advisor for those scenes, and certain shots had to be achieved with digital effects.
"The Amazing Burt & Anton" are based partly on Siegfried & Roy, a flashy pair of magicians who headlined at a Las Vegas casino for over a decade. The character of Lucius Belvedere with his continual tiger injuries is also a nod to this duo, as a tiger attack is what ultimately ended Siegfried & Roy's show.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Matthew Broderick were considered for the role of Steve Gray.
This film features two third-collaborations for Steve Carell, specifically Jim Carrey (the first two collaborations being Bruce Almighty (2003) and Horton Hears a Who! (2008)) and Alan Arkin (the first two collaborations being Little Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and Get Smart (2008)).
Michelle Monaghan, Jessica Biel, Sarah Silverman, Winona Ryder and Judy Greer were considered for the role of Jane.
The house in which Doug Munny hosts his son's birthday party is the same home used in Dreamgirls where Dena (Beyoncé) lives with her husband Jamie Foxx. It is known as the Fox Residence in Chatsworth.
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Burt Wonderstone's real name is Albert Weinselstein.
Thomas Lennon was considered for the role of Anton Marvelton.
Riki Lindhome auditioned for the role of Jane.
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Adam Pally was considered for the role of Steve Gray.
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Jacob Sullivan turned down the opportunity to direct.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

In the begining of the movie, it says the date is 1982 and Burt Wonderstone is around 8-12 years old. In real life, Steve Carell, who plays the grown up Burt Wonderstone, was 20 years old in 1982.
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