10 Things You Didn't Know About Little Miss Sunshine

It's been a decade since the release of the Oscar-winning film - but how well do you know the movie?

  1. 1

    Abigail Breslin was constantly being shielded from profanity on set.

    During some of Alan Alda's more cursing-filled scenes, she was monitored to make sure she had real music playing in her headphones.

  2. 2

    It's an Academy-Award filled film cast.

    The four top-billed cast members have all been nominated for Oscars. (Breslin was nominated and Alda won for their roles in this film.)

  3. 3

    Dwayne may have been 15 but....

    Paul Dano was 22 when he was playing him.

  4. 4

    Michael Arndt had a very different job before writing this film.

    He was actually Matthew Broderick's assistant. He quit to write Little Miss Sunshine.

  5. 5

    The movie took five years to make.

    This was mostly due to finances.

  6. 6

    Abigail Breslin stood out a bit among the pageant girls.

    All the other Little Miss Sunshine competitors were real beauty pageant veterans and were repeating their old routines and looks in the movie.

  7. 7

    Being Olive required a different look for Abigail Breslin.

    She actually had to wear a fat suit for the role.

  8. 8

    Steve Carell may have played the role of Frank Ginsberg

    But the first two choices for the part were Bill Murray and Robin Williams.

  9. 9

    Fox held a rather unique screening of the film at a drive-in theater.

    It was for VW bus owners only - and 65 of them showed up for the movie.

  10. 10

    The "heroin" snorted at the beginning of the film (obviously) was not heroin.

    It was actually crushed-up B vitamins.

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