Top 50 The Truman Show Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Truman Show 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 Truman Show film message.

We see Truman taking high dose vitamin D at breakfast time. This is to counteract the deficiency he would have becouse there is no real sunlight in the constructed world he inhabits.
We see Truman taking high dose vitamin D at breakfast time. This is to counteract the deficiency he would have becouse there is no real sunlight in the constructed world he inhabits.

Jim Carey's best friend is a vending machine re-stocker. He ran out of candy bars and pulls the bars out, just so it looks like he's still doing something. No one buys vending machine candies on a TV set, where food is free

The Truman Show Trivia

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  1. The Trumania bit, where Truman draws on the mirror with soap and acts strange, was completely improvised by Jim Carrey. In another take, he drew long curly hair and a dress.

The Truman Show Easter Eggs

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

  • 1 - The horizon is curved rather than flat to show that he is in a dome rather than the real world.
    The horizon is curved rather than flat to show that he is in a dome rather than the real world.
  • Even in the middle of Truman's existential crisis, Marlon manages to pitch the beer brand. He does this while consoling Truman on the bridge scene too

  • 1 - When the stage light falls the label reads Sirius which is a the name of a star.
    When the stage light falls the label reads Sirius which is a the name of a star.
  • 1 - These arches read 'Unus Pro Omnibus, Omnes Pro Uno' which means in Latin 'One for everyone, Everyone for one'
    These arches read 'Unus Pro Omnibus, Omnes Pro Uno' which means in Latin 'One for everyone, Everyone for one'

The Truman Show Hidden Details

1 - In an early scene, there is a brief moment where a bottle of Vitamin D is visible in Truman's home. People who don't get regular sun exposure must take Vitamin D supplements to stay healthy.
In an early scene, there is a brief moment where a bottle of Vitamin D is visible in Truman's home. People who don't get regular sun exposure must take Vitamin D supplements to stay healthy.
1 - The only music played on the radio is classical music because they're in the public domain and thus can be aired on TV for free.
The only music played on the radio is classical music because they're in the public domain and thus can be aired on TV for free.
1 - Trumans wedding ring is also a camera
Trumans wedding ring is also a camera
1 - The only music the characters listen to are old pieces of classical music. This is because those songs are in the public domain, and are easy to license for television usage.
The only music the characters listen to are old pieces of classical music. This is because those songs are in the public domain, and are easy to license for television usage.
1 - The building Truman is stopped by the twins in front of is built half on a manhole cover. Showing how the building was built for Truman's show and not to be functional.
The building Truman is stopped by the twins in front of is built half on a manhole cover. Showing how the building was built for Truman's show and not to be functional.
1 - When Truman turns his back Marlon takes back a few candy bars to buy himself more time
When Truman turns his back Marlon takes back a few candy bars to buy himself more time
1 - Truman's wedding ring is comically oversized with a black diamond, indicating that it's one of the show's many hidden cameras
Truman's wedding ring is comically oversized with a black diamond, indicating that it's one of the show's many hidden cameras

When Truman walks through his office's revolving door but comes back out again the next shot is of a shaky camera from far away zooming in on Truman to show that the camera operators were threw off by his unexpected action

1 - A light from the set falls, its marked "Sirius." It is meant to act like the star Sirius in the night sky.
A light from the set falls, its marked "Sirius." It is meant to act like the star Sirius in the night sky.
1 - The control room director is seen looking at the LA Times classifieds after Truman starts getting suspicious.
The control room director is seen looking at the LA Times classifieds after Truman starts getting suspicious.
1 - Truman rides a boat called the Santa Maria. The same boat Christopher Columbus rode to the New World. Truman is also sailing to a new world, the real world.
Truman rides a boat called the Santa Maria. The same boat Christopher Columbus rode to the New World. Truman is also sailing to a new world, the real world.
1 - Truman's ring is oversized with a black gem. It's a camera. (repost with deleted scene proof)
Truman's ring is oversized with a black gem. It's a camera. (repost with deleted scene proof)
1 - The beer that Marlon drinks for product placement is being sold to viewers at Truman Bar
The beer that Marlon drinks for product placement is being sold to viewers at Truman Bar
1 - Truman Burbank's signature catchphrase is "And in case I don't see you, good afternoon, good evening and good night!" When he says this, he is inadvertently addressing viewers in a variety of time zones all at once.
Truman Burbank's signature catchphrase is "And in case I don't see you, good afternoon, good evening and good night!" When he says this, he is inadvertently addressing viewers in a variety of time zones all at once.

The woman at the travel agency enters with a tissue still tucked in, presumably just from having make up done

1 - Trumans neighbor holds up his garbage can that has a camera on it, in order to get a shot of Truman in his car.
Trumans neighbor holds up his garbage can that has a camera on it, in order to get a shot of Truman in his car.
1 - The sign when you're leaving Seahaven Island reads: "You Are Now Leaving Seahaven Island! Are You Sure It's A Good Idea?"
The sign when you're leaving Seahaven Island reads: "You Are Now Leaving Seahaven Island! Are You Sure It's A Good Idea?"

Truman's friend comments on how perfect a sunset this is, when in reality its impossible for the moon to be that full that full in that position

1 - The newspaper volume and number are "VOL. XXIX...No. 10,765", because Truman is 29 years old and been alive and the show on air for 10,765 days, or ~29.5 years. (detail in top left).
The newspaper volume and number are "VOL. XXIX...No. 10,765", because Truman is 29 years old and been alive and the show on air for 10,765 days, or ~29.5 years. (detail in top left).

Truman planned his escape at the start of the film. We see early on Truman digging in his garden. Later, after his escape, its revealed that the hole he dug went to the basement and he left his garden shovel behind.

1 - Meryl points out her bridesmaids Jean, Jodie, and Joanne. They all are nondescript dark haired Caucasian females with a name that starts with a J. This allows Hannah to not have to remember the characters actual name and assign any J name to any actress.
Meryl points out her bridesmaids Jean, Jodie, and Joanne. They all are nondescript dark haired Caucasian females with a name that starts with a J. This allows Hannah to not have to remember the characters actual name and assign any J name to any actress.
1 - Sylvia has been trying to convince Truman's friends and acquaintances to join her cause.
Sylvia has been trying to convince Truman's friends and acquaintances to join her cause.
1 - Then Truman and Sylvia escape the library three "Atlas of the World" books are prominently displayed. Visual reminder to audience of Truman's desire to explore the world, Or, Christof's sadistic reminder to Truman that he can't?
Then Truman and Sylvia escape the library three "Atlas of the World" books are prominently displayed. Visual reminder to audience of Truman's desire to explore the world, Or, Christof's sadistic reminder to Truman that he can't?
1 - We can learn that the newsvendor guy has considered helping Truman discover the truth about his reality. But ultimately didn't.
We can learn that the newsvendor guy has considered helping Truman discover the truth about his reality. But ultimately didn't.
1 - Truman never ventures past the bridge, so it's possible the nuclear plant actually exists to power the exorbitant demands of the dome. Also, the trees around the area were possibly planted to increase oxygen output, but placed grid-like as Truman would never see them.
Truman never ventures past the bridge, so it's possible the nuclear plant actually exists to power the exorbitant demands of the dome. Also, the trees around the area were possibly planted to increase oxygen output, but placed grid-like as Truman would never see them.
1 - The city slogan is "Unus pro omnibus / omnes pro uno" which is Latin for "one for all / all for one" -- ringing true the ideals of the show.
The city slogan is "Unus pro omnibus / omnes pro uno" which is Latin for "one for all / all for one" -- ringing true the ideals of the show.

Truman has never been to Mount Rushmore, as it was a temporary set as seen by the missing rock formations

Truman always greeted with "good morning, and if I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night." The Truman show was broadcasted around the world 24/7. That means whoever was watching, in no matter what time zone, they always received an appropriate greeting.

1 - The scene where Truman first sees who he believes is his long-lost father, he ends his chase near a series of arches that read Latin for "One for all, all for one" which is the entire premise of the movie.
The scene where Truman first sees who he believes is his long-lost father, he ends his chase near a series of arches that read Latin for "One for all, all for one" which is the entire premise of the movie.

In this shot, you can see that Sylvia was also involved with the paraglider.

1 - Truman's escape boat, the Santa Maria, is named after Columbus's boat he used to find the new world
Truman's escape boat, the Santa Maria, is named after Columbus's boat he used to find the new world
1 - Marlon takes back two candy bars to place back down when Truman's back is turn since Truman wasn't expected to see Marlon he was given a small stock.
Marlon takes back two candy bars to place back down when Truman's back is turn since Truman wasn't expected to see Marlon he was given a small stock.

The blinds on the pier for the ferry automatically open when the ticket counter camera is used.

1 - You can see the moon rising from the same place the sun is setting, hinting that they are both fake.
You can see the moon rising from the same place the sun is setting, hinting that they are both fake.

Virtually all characters, actors, and locations are named after famous real-world actors and filmmakers

The Truman Show poster
The Truman Show poster

The Truman Show Plot

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Truman Show. 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 Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director Peter Weir
Stars Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone
IMDB score 8.1