Top 5 Almost Famous Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Almost Famous facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Almost Famous film message.

Billy Crudup grows out his fingernails on his right hand, a common trait you see on some lead guitarist.
Billy Crudup grows out his fingernails on his right hand, a common trait you see on some lead guitarist.

Almost Famous Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. William is walking down a hotel hallway when he stops to watch a duet. Though unnamed in the film, the characters represent music legends Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. References to Parsons and his untimely death were filmed, but only this brief scene made the final cut.

Almost Famous Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon prism makes a quick cameo in Almost Famous (2000) as a reflection on the windshield.
    Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon prism makes a quick cameo in Almost Famous (2000) as a reflection on the windshield.
  • And just realized Russell starts singing "Peggy Sue" as the Stillwater plane hits turbulence. This is in reference to Buddy Holly (Peggy Sue songwriter/singer) who died in a bad weather plane crash. Gallows humor!

  • Singing a Buddy Holly song while the plane is going down.

Almost Famous poster
Almost Famous poster

Almost Famous Plot

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Almost Famous. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Director Cameron Crowe
Stars Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee
IMDB score 7.9