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Bradley Cooper claimed that the actors performed their food prep scenes with all the hazards of a real kitchen, including flaming stoves and sharp knives. Also, real chefs were cast as extras in the kitchen, putting pressure on the actors to keep up.
World renowned chefs Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White, Marcus Wareing and Clare Smyth provided inspiration for Cooper's Adam Jones, though Cooper most closely emulates Ramsay's characteristic kitchen rants.
Jamie Dornan had a 2-minute cameo in the movie that didn't make it to the final cut, it was part of Sienna Miller's character's backstory, he played her ex-husband Leon Sweeney and appeared in one scene having a fight with her. The scene was disapproved by the audience in test screenings and removed from the movie.
Bradley Cooper's character quit drinking alcohol. Bradley Cooper has been sober since the age of 29.
Bradley Cooper was already fluent in French before filming.
After the film wrapped, consultant chef Marcus Wareing has said that if he had to hire anyone from the leading actors, he would choose Sienna Miller for her culinary skills.
The script was featured on the 2007 Black List, the list of the most liked unproduced scripts.
Michelle Williams and Marion Cotillard were considered for the lead female role that went to Sienna Miller.
Top British chef Clare Smyth was bowled over by Bradley Cooper's eagerness to absorb everything she did during her time with him in rehearsals. He was endlessly inquisitive about how she actually handled various culinary utensils such tongs, spoons and knives.
David Fincher was originally helmed to direct this in 2008, with Keanu Reeves attached to star. Fincher left the project in 2010. Bradley Cooper was announced as the lead in 2013 and John Wells was hired to direct.
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller previously co-starred together in American Sniper (2014). They started shooting this movie a few months after wrapping American Sniper.
Was going to be titled "Chef", but Jon Favreau had already used the title for his film. Before the Weinstein Company bought the rights for "Adam Jones", it was a Sony Pictures project and the company served Favreau's production with a cease-and-desist over the title "Chef", Sony cleared the titles "Chef" and "The Chef" with the MPAA and requested Aldamisa (which controlled Favreau's film) to change the title of their film on threat of legal action. Favreau's film ended up with the title "Chef" and was released in 2014, while Sony/The Weinstein Company's "Chef" changed its title to "Adam Jones" in 2014. In July 2015, it was retitled "Burnt" and was released in October 2015.
For the movie's most intense and pivotal scene, Bradley Cooper has stated that he and Sienna Miller could never have pulled it off but for their close collaboration on American Sniper (2014)
Bradley Cooper played a similar character, also a Chef, 10 years before, in the TV series Kitchen Confidential (2005).
Bradley Cooper at age of 8, wanted to be either an Actor or a Chef, in this movie Cooper plays a Chef.
Re-uses several musical elements from the movie Donnie Darko (2001) - including the track Cellar Door by Michael Andrews, as background music during an intense kitchen scene around 1:15 into the film.
At the scene where Adam looks at Jean-Luc's knives the logo on the blade is from a company called "zwilling", which is located in Solingen, the city of blades, in Germany.
Derek Cianfrance was attached to direct the film in 2013, but dropped out and was replaced by John Wells.
The song "Walk in the trees" by Rob Simonsen is originally from the movie "The spectacular now".
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Bradley Cooper and Daniel Brühl both played the role of a sniper. Bradley Cooper in American Sniper (2014) and Daniel Brühl in Inglourious Basterds (2009).
In the script, Sienna Miller's character was called Sweeney. In the film, Sweeney is her ex-husband's surname.
Re-uses several musical elements from the movie Donnie Darko (2002) - including the track Cellar Door by Michael Andrews, as background music during an intense kitchen scene around 1:15 into the film.
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Emma Thompson and Alicia Vikander; and two Oscar nominees: Bradley Cooper and Uma Thurman.
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At 1:20:28 there is a Bimby under a table.
Alicia Vikander's part didn't exist on the script. During the showreel of The Weinstein Company's upcoming slate of films at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, producer Harvey Weinstein told journalists that he was so enamored of Vikander that he asked her to play a part in "Burnt". Weinstein also stated that Vikander will have a brilliant future in Hollywood's biggest league. Vikander had previously starred in another upcoming Weinstein Company film, Tulip Fever (2017).
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