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(2006)

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The scene between Sienna Miller and Hayden Christensen where Edie tells The Musician about the death of her brothers was completely improvised by Sienna based on her knowledge of Edie.
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Bob Dylan threatened to sue the producers for defamation, claiming that the film portrayed him as responsible for Edie Sedgwick's death. Thus, any mention of Dylan was omitted from the script and Hayden Christensen is called Billy Quinn in dialogue and billed in the credits only as "Musician."
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Sienna Miller was cast twice as Edie Sedgwick. She was dropped by the producers because they felt they needed a "bigger name." Miller was eventually re-cast in the role, due in part to massive publicity from her public break-up from fiancée Jude Law.
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The first film Andy gets Edie to appear in with Gerard Malanga and the all male cast is Andy Warhol's unofficial interpretation of the novel 'A Clockwork Orange', entitled Vinyl (1965).
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Andy Warhol's mother speaks Czech. His family came to Pittsburgh from Slovakia, which borders the Czech Republic. Throughout Warhol's life (1928-1987) the Czech and Slovak nations were joined as Czechoslovakia, which existed from 1918-1992.
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Despite the fact that the film takes place in New York City, most of the shooting took place in Louisiana due to budgetary restrictions, where most of the crew's homes had been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Only a few additional scenes shot after principal production were shot in New York.
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Edie Sedgwick's husband Michael Post appears as a taxi driver.
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"Dost", the only Czech word Warhol speaks in the movie, means "stop".
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The scene with Mary Elizabeth Winstead was shot after principal photography had taken place. Her character, Ingrid Superstar, was hired and promoted by Warhol as an intentional parody of Edie, after their falling-out.
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Katie Holmes was originally set to play Edie Sedgwick, but dropped out due to her conflicting religious beliefs with the character's drug-addiction. Holmes also became pregnant right before filming was scheduled to begin.
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In the 1980s Warren Beatty was set to direct a film about Edie Sedgwick with Molly Ringwald in the lead role.
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At no point during the film or in the credits is the musician played by Hayden Christensen ever referred to as Bob Dylan, although he is the embryonic music icon with whom Edie is reputed to have been in love and had an affair.
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Lindsay Lohan was considered for the lead role, and even screen tested for the part in 2005, but producers felt she was not right.
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The movie opened in Germany on August 6th, which was a Wednesday. Normally in Germany movies open on a Thursday. That was in tribute to Andy Warhol, whose birthday is the 6th of August.
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Mary-Kate Olsen's first project without her sister, Ashley Olsen. She appears in a party scene, in the background, but her scenes were deleted from the final cut.
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Gavin Rossdale was once in talks to play Gerard Malanga.
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The newspaper clipping handed to Edie reads "Dr. Kenneth B. Clement, ranaround naked chanting 'Banana Man.' narrowest margin in amayoral election. The final count withal precincts reporting, was Locher to Stokes.", over and over as filler space.
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