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(2009)

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The original Dorian Gray has blond hair.
Director Oliver Parker has previously directed two other films based on works by Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband (1999) and The Importance of Being Earnest (2002). The latter of these also stars Colin Firth as one of the leads.
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In the novel, Dorian does not try to kill Lord Henry.
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Actors Ben Barnes and Colin Firth previously appeared together in Easy Virtue (2008).
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Colin Firth and Emilia Fox, who play a married couple in this film, also starred as family members in the 1995 BBC Production of Pride and Prejudice (1995); only in that film, they were siblings.
This is the second film starring Rachel Hurd-Wood (Sybil Vane) that involves an eternally youthful male lead. The first was Peter Pan (2003).
A famous line from The Importance of Being Earnest, also written by Oscar Wilde, is incorporated in the script, and spoken by Lord Henry Wotton: "The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her if she is pretty, and to someone else if she is plain." In the play, which premiered several years after the publication of the novel this film is based on, the line is spoken by Algernon.
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Much to what the movie poster leads you to believe, Dorian Grays does not have blue eyes but brown.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the original novel Sibyl Vane commits suicide by poison whereas in this movie adaption she does it by drowning.
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In the novel, Lord Henry does not set the picture on fire as the film suggests. Also, the picture is not on fire when Dorian stabs it.
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