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Jack Nicholson's own experience in the hospital, just prior to filming, inspired some of the dialogue and acting for the movie. For example, the mirrored glasses seen in the movie were not originally in the script, but Nicholson, who obtained them while in the hospital, brought them to the set. Director Rob Reiner decided to include them in the film.
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Morgan Freeman's real-life son, Alfonso Freeman, plays his son in this movie.
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Morgan Freeman once said in an interview that Jack Nicholson was on his bucket list, and eventually got the chance of acting with him in this movie.
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Jack Nicholson shaved his head for the film. Morgan Freeman wore a bald cap.
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Kopi Luwak is indeed the most expensive coffee in the world, priced between $120 and $600 per pound. Its production is very slow due to its "animal stage". The beans come from coffee berries which have been eaten by, and passed through the digestive tract of, the Asian Palm Civet.
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Rob Reiner and Morgan Freeman independently thought of Jack Nicholson to play the role of Edward Cole.
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The clip of Jeopardy! (1984) that Carter is seen watching in the bathtub is not from a real episode of the show, and was filmed specifically for this movie.
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Carter is a mechanic. Morgan Freeman, in real life, worked as a mechanic in the U.S. Air Force.
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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2006 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.
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Clint Eastwood was offered the role of Edward.
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At the beginning, Morgan Freeman says, "That was the first time I laid eyes on Edward Cole." This is a copy from The Shawshank Redemption (1994), where Freeman first "laid eyes on Andy Dufresne".
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Justin Zackham wrote the script with Morgan Freeman in mind to play Carter.
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Justin Zackham finished the script in just two weeks.
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In the movie, Carter (Morgan Freeman) is revealed to be a man of faith in God. In real life, Freeman is an agnostic.
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Prints were shipped to some theaters under the fake name "Roads to Paradise".
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Carter (Morgan Freeman) mentions that one item on his bucket list was to become the first African-American President of the United States. In Deep Impact (1998), Freeman played the President of the United States, ten years before the first African-American President (Barack Obama) was elected in real life.
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In one of the scenes where Edward and Carter are playing gin, Carter wins very quickly, and Edward asks, "Are you the Devil?" Jack Nicholson played the Devil in The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and Morgan Freeman played God in Bruce Almighty (2003) and Evan Almighty (2007).
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Edward's assistant tells Carter that Edward calls him Thomas (or Tommy) instead of his real name, Matthew, because Edward thinks Matthew sounds too biblical. Matthew AND Thomas were disciples of Jesus.
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The title of the film, "Bucket List" refers to when a person dies or "kicks the bucket". This "list" includes the number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime before death. This film is now famously known for coining the term "bucket list" and bringing it into the modern-day mainstream vocabulary.
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During his comedic speech at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Obama referenced this movie's concept of a "Bucket List" while joking about the fact that he didn't have much time left in his Presidential term: "I am determined to make the most of every moment I have left. After the midterm elections, my advisers asked me, "Mr. President, do you have a bucket list?", and I said, "Well, I have something that RHYMES with bucket list." Take executive action on immigration? Bucket. New climate regulations? Bucket: it's the right thing to do."
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Morgan Freeman's on-screen wife previously played the Assistant Principal in Lean on Me (1989), which they both starred in.
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Morgan Freeman starred in The Shawshank Redemption (1994), and Jack Nicholson in The Shining (1980). The original stories of both were written by Stephen King. Both films also featured a Room 237. It was the haunted room at the Overlook, and Freeman's cell number.
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Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman both played opposite of Diane Keaton in Something's Gotta Give (2003), and 5 Flights Up (2014), respectively. Nicholson played Harry Sandborn, Keaton's daughter's older boyfriend, who becomes Diane's character's, Erica Berry's boyfriend. Freeman played Alex Carver, who is married to Ruth Carver, played by Keaton.
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This isn't Rob Morrow's first time giving medical advice. He first appeared as Dr. Joel Fleischman in the television series Northern Exposure (1990).
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Edward mentions at the beginning of the film he skipped a lunch with Michelle Pfeiffer to be in court. Jack Nicholson, who played Edward in this film, played The Joker in Batman (1989), co-starring Michael Keaton, while Pfeiffer played Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992), also co-starring Keaton. Nicholson and Pfeiffer starred in The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and Wolf (1994).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The younger portrait of Carter, at his funeral, is a photo of Morgan Freeman when he was young.
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While overlooking the pyramids in Egypt, Edward is telling Carter a story about his daughter and fiancé, and says he felt like he wanted to bash the fiancé's brains in. This is quite possibly a reference to The Shining (1980), when Jack Nicholson's character tells his wife, "Honey, I'm not gonna hurt you. I'm just gonna bash your brains in!"
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