Robert Downey, Jr. mentioned in a 2013 interview that during his first audition, the director Richard Attenborough
held up a picture of Tom Cruise
and told Downey that he was also considering Cruise for the part. Downey said that he was unsure if Cruise was actually in contention for the role, or whether this was merely a motivational tactic by Attenborough. See more
When Charlie and Mildred Harris are in the bedroom, Charlie wants her to put lipstick on. She uses a metal tube twist up lipstick. The scene following this bedroom scene is dated as 1918. Twist up metal lipstick tubes were not invented until 1923 by James Bruce Mason Jr. in Nashville, Tennessee. See more
Ha ha ha ha ha. Come on Charlie stop messing about, we really have to get down to it now. I just hope our friendship survives the day, that's all.
Ha George, don't be so melodramatic.
Well, it's your autobiography Charlie. And as your editor I have to tell you that parts of the manuscript are pretty vague, to say the least. I mean for instance, your mother. Now when did she first lose control? We need to know those facts.
It's hard to say. She could be so wonderful, on good days...