Upon reading the script, George Clooney did not immediately understand his character and so sent the script to his uncle Jack, a tobacco farmer who lived in Kentucky, and asked him to read the entire script into a tape recorder. Unknown to Clooney, in his recording, Jack, a devout Baptist, omitted all instances of the words "damn" and "hell" from the Coens' script, which only became known to Clooney after the directors pointed this out to him in the middle of shooting. Jack had never been on a plane before flying in for the premiere.
This film's soundtrack became an unlikely blockbuster, even surpassing the success of the film.
The song "Man of Constant Sorrow" was first released in 1913 by the blind Richard Burnett.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2001
02 Feb 2001 ● English ● 1 hr 47 mins
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