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The name of the fictional Republic of Zubrowka comes from the Polish vodka brand Zubrowka - which is vodka seasoned with Bison grass.
Tilda Swinton underwent hours in the makeup chair to play the 84-year-old dowager Madame D. "We're not usually working with a vast, Bruckheimer-type budget on my films, so often we're trying a work-around," said Wes Anderson. "But for the old-age makeup I just said, 'Let's get the most expensive people we can.'"
Saoirse Ronan's character is responsible for making the hotel's signature confection, the Courtisane au Chocolat. "Making them wasn't easy," says Ronan. "Forget the action scenes in Hanna (2011) - these little pastries were the hardest thing I've had to do in a movie."
Wes Anderson's seventh collaboration with Bill Murray.
The symbol worn by Edward Norton's character Henckels and his army is the head of Mr Fox from The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), also directed by Wes Anderson.
Angela Lansbury was originally cast as Madame D. She had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with the stage production of Driving Miss Daisy.
Jeff Goldblum plays Vilmos Kovacs, a tribute to cinematographers (and close friends) László Kovács (Easy Rider; Paper Moon) and Vilmos Zsigmond (Close Encounters of the Third Kind; The Deer Hunter).
Bill Murray's character's name can be read in Hungarian as "Mi van?" which means: "What's going on?".
Johnny Depp was Wes Anderson's initial choice for the role of M. Gustave.
The painting that M. Gustave and Zero use to substitute the stolen Boy with Apple resembles the style of Austrian painter Egon Schiele (1890-1918).
The snowy rock formation in the background of the wedding scene is the so-called Saxonian Switzerland in Saxonia, Germany.
The traditional "Fox Fanfare" is not heard in the film's opening titles.
The name of the fictional painter Johannes van Hoytl the Younger (1613-1669) comes from the mixture of Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543) and Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553).
Jeff Goldblum plays Deputy Kovacs. In 1984's "Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984)", Goldblum played comedian 'Ernie Kovacs'.
French visa # 138970.


George Clooney:  as a German gunman in the hotel shootout scene.

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