Fun Fact:Jodie Foster was originally up for the role of Conrad, but after scheduling conflicts with Contact prohibited Foster from joining the project, the role was offered to Jeff Bridges (who turned it down), before Sean Penn was finally cast.
Fun Fact: In an interview with Vanity Fair, Glenn Close admitted that the knife she used to attack Michael Douglas is framed and hanging in her kitchen at home. She said, “It’s all an illusion. It’s a cardboard prop!”
Fun Fact: In 1998, Kim Basinger won an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Lynn Bracken, a role she almost turned down because she didn't want to play yet another femme fatale.