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(2010)

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Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning spent a lot of time together prior to the shoot in order to build the father-daughter relationship their characters have. For example, Dorff sometimes picked Fanning up after school.
There is no dialogue until 15:02 into the film.
A number of the dialogs were improvised by the actors, notably the things said by Sammy (Chris Pontius) to Cleo (Elle Fanning). This was done in order to provoke genuine surprise from Fanning. Pontius, in fact, was specifically chosen for his improvisation skills, as well as his good rapport with children.
The casting of Elle Fanning was suggested by executive producer Fred Roos, who'd been impressed by her performance in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). Sofia Coppola was initially reluctant however, believing Fanning to be a typical, professional "Hollywood child actress", but agreed to meet her, and was won over.
Sofia Coppola wrote the role of Johnny Marco with Stephen Dorff in mind.
The set of lenses Sofia Coppola used for this film were the actual ones her father Francis Ford Coppola used for Rumble Fish (1983).
The film's 'Golden Lion' win at the Venice International Film Festival was highly controversial, with some people questioning President of the Jury Quentin Tarantino's objectivity due to Sofia Coppola being a former girlfriend of his.
Sofia Coppola had to appear in The Girls Next Door: Uncover Girls (2009) in order to gain access to the Playboy Mansion and meet Kristina Shannon and Karissa Shannon, who play the stripper twins that Johnny enjoys.
"Somewhere" was at first only meant to be a working title.
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Stephen Dorff chose to live at the Chateau Marmont during filming in order to get fully into his character.
Cleo is talking to Johnny about a vampire book she is reading which sounds a lot like Stephenie Meyer's popular young adult book "Twilight". Cleo is played by Elle Fanning whose sister Dakota Fanning plays Jane in three of the Twilight (2008) Saga films.
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In the hotel party scene, after Johnny drops off his daughter, a woman can clearly be seen drinking "Sofia" - a sparkling wine in a pink can (with a straw), made by Francis Ford Coppola Winery.
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The man who rides up in the elevator with Johnny, who asks him "What room is he in?" is actor, Benicio Del Toro in an uncredited cameo role.
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