Top 8 The Great Gatsby Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Great Gatsby 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 The Great Gatsby film message.

While Tom is cheating on his wife in the other room, Nick waits on a couch embroidered with Fragonard's The Swing. This painting depicts adultery (explanation in comments).
While Tom is cheating on his wife in the other room, Nick waits on a couch embroidered with Fragonard's The Swing. This painting depicts adultery (explanation in comments).
Jay Gatsby wears a ring with a 'Daisy' engraved on it.
Jay Gatsby wears a ring with a 'Daisy' engraved on it.

The Great Gatsby Easter Eggs

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

  • 1 - Director Baz Luhrmann has a short cameo as a waiter.
    Director Baz Luhrmann has a short cameo as a waiter.
  • 1 - Features "The Perkins Sanitarium". This is a reference to Maxwell Perkins. He was the original editor of the Great Gatsby novel.
    Features "The Perkins Sanitarium". This is a reference to Maxwell Perkins. He was the original editor of the Great Gatsby novel.

The Great Gatsby Hidden Details

1 - Spider-Man 2 (2004) is referenced in The Great Gatsby (2013) when Tobey Maguire's character tries to take something from a passing waiter's tray, only to have it snatched away by somebody else first.
Spider-Man 2 (2004) is referenced in The Great Gatsby (2013) when Tobey Maguire's character tries to take something from a passing waiter's tray, only to have it snatched away by somebody else first.
1 - Times square has period-accurate advertising. Examples: Arrow collars (a brand of detachable shirt collars), Fisk Tires, and B.F.Keiths (a chain of theatres from the early 20th century).
Times square has period-accurate advertising. Examples: Arrow collars (a brand of detachable shirt collars), Fisk Tires, and B.F.Keiths (a chain of theatres from the early 20th century).

The Nick says the photo was "obviously genuine", but to the audience, is obviously fake, portending Nick's later discovery of Gatsby's fabricated past.

The Great Gatsby poster
The Great Gatsby poster

The Great Gatsby Plot

A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Great Gatsby. 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 Drama, Romance
Director Baz Luhrmann
Stars Lisa Adam, Frank Aldridge, Amitabh Bachchan, Steve Bisley
IMDB score 7.2