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Rules Don't Apply (2016) Poster

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When Marla and Lucy share the back seat of a car, much of their dialogue is improvised.
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Warren Beatty was 79 when he played Howard Hughes. The real Howard Hughes died at the age of 70.
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This was Warren Beatty's first acting role in a feature film since Town & Country (2001) and his first time as director since Bulworth (1998).
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Andrew Garfield was originally cast in a role but later dropped out. Justin Timberlake and Alden Ehrenreich were considered to replace him.
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Warren Beatty first pitched a Howard Hughes biopic as early as 1973. He continually tried to get a film involving Hughes off the ground every year or two since then. It could be said that it is a film forty years in the making.
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This was Warren Beatty and Annette Benning's first film together since Love Affair (1994).
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Warren Beatty turned down an offer of $1 million to play Howard Hughes in the TV miniseries "The Amazing Howard Hughes" thus enabling Tommy Lee Jones to star as Howard Hughes. That was one of Tommy Lee Jones' early break out parts.
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This was the only film directed by Warren Beatty to not receive any Oscar nominations.
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Alec Baldwin had a supporting role in The Aviator (2004), about the early years of Howard Hughes.
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Rooney Mara and Felicity Jones both turned down the role that went to Lily Collins.
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Beatty had been working on a biopic based on Howard Hughes' life for more than 40 years, after seeing him in a hotel lobby in the early 1970s and being fascinated by him.
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One of eight films starring real-life couple Amy Madigan and 'Ed Harris (I)'. The other seven films are in Places in the Heart (1984), Alamo Bay (1985), Riders of the Purple Sage (1996) (TV), Pollock (2000), Just a Dream (2002), Winter Passing (2005) and Gone Baby Gone (2007)
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On November 14, 2011, Felicity Jones was cast as the female lead, but later dropped out of the role, due to production delays.
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Studio production took place at the Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood. On location filming took place at multiple venues, including S. Grand Avenue, Musso & Frank Grill, and the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.
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"Rules Don't Apply" is Ed Harris' second film about Howard Hughes. Early in his career he acted in "The Amazing Howard Hughes," with Tommy Lee Jones in the title role.
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After the success of Dick Tracy, Beatty attempted to get his Howard Hughes biopic off the ground with Steven Spielberg directing. This ended over creative differences and Spielberg's desire to cast Jack Nicholson as Hughes.
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New Yorker Matthew Broderick lived at Warren Beatty's guest house throughout the California shoot.
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The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Warren Beatty; and six Oscar nominees: Alec Baldwin, Amy Madigan, Ed Harris, Steve Coogan, Candice Bergen and Annette Bening.
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The film takes place in 1958 and 1964.
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In April 2014, Brooklyn Decker revealed that Beatty had asked her to improvise on the film, but she did not know if her scenes would make the final cut.
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Warren Beatty and Paul Sorvino also appeared in Reds (1981), Dick Tracy (1990) and Bulworth (1998) - all films directed by Beatty.
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Principal photography for the film began on February 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Producer Steve Bing committed suicide in June 2020. This was his last completed feature and one of his biggest commercial failures.
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It was reported that production had been completed on June 8, 2014, after 74 filming days. Additional filming took place in late February 2015.
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Bo Goldman, who is credited with the story, also wrote another Howard Hughes film Melvin and Howard (1980).
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The film which had a theatrical release in Australia has not had though a DVD release in Australia.
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The character Frank Forbes tells Howard Hughes he has never flown. Frank was played by Alden Ehrenreich, who would soon star as a young Han Solo from the "Star Wars" franchise, and is one of the most famous pilots in pop culture.
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The film premieres on November 23, a day after leading man Alden Ehrenreich's birthday.
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Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin previously appeared in The Departed (2006).
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The song used in the film's second trailer is called "Stardust" by Christoffer Franzén.
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Alec Baldwin and 'Ed Harris (I)' previously appeared in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).
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Martin Sheen and Candice Bergen previously appeared in Gandhi (1982).
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This is the second movie in which Lily Collins plays a character who gets pregnant after a one night stand. The first was Love, Rosie (2014).
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