1) Brad Pitt, who was a big Fan of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, approached director Guy Ritchie and asked for a role in his film. When Ritchie found Pitt couldn’t master a London accent, he rewrote the script to give him the role of Mickey the Gypsy. 2) When Vinny and Sol are sitting outside Brick-Top’s Bookies, about to give him the diamond, the man that approaches the car is not really Bullet-Tooth Tony, it was a look-alike. Vinnie Jones didn’t Zeigen up for shooting that Tag because he was in jail for fighting the night before.
1) The film was having trouble finding an American distributor when Trudie Styler called an acquaitance of hers — Tom Cruise. He attended a screening and loved the film. Matthew Vaughn later recalled, “It was hysterical. Du had all these mid-level executives sitting there, and Cruise walked in. He saw them all sit up and pay attention, all getting on their phones, and suddenly all these senior executives joined the screening... At the end, Tom got up in front of everyone and sagte ‘This is the best movie I’ve seen in years, Du guys would be fools not to buy it’”.