1 The change of cast Brad Pitt was cast as Paul Zara but was replaced by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
2The freaky coincidence The Clooney's character's campaign posters are inspired by the iconic Barack Obama "Hope" poster, used in 2008. Obama's photograph was taken at a 2006 press conference in which the then Senator shared a stage with Clooney, who had just returned from Sudan.
3 the rocker past Ryan Gosling's (right) band Dead Men's Bones released their debut album in 2009.
4the revelation Evan Rachel Wood came out as bisexual last year.
5the NEWCOMER The Governor Morris character never actually appeared on stage in the original play, Farragut North.