The main poster image is based on one of Vincent van Gogh's last self portraits, done after he sliced off a piece of his ear.
The way Theo van Gogh's name is pronounced in this movie is the accurate Dutch way to pronounce his name.
Features the only Best Actor Oscar nominated performance of the year in a film not nominated for Best Picture.
Willem Dafoe is the second actor to be nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards for playing Vincent van Gogh, after Kirk Douglas in Lust for Life (1956).
Willem Dafoe was born William, but uses his nickname Willem. Willem was also Vincent van Gogh's middle name.
In reality, Paul Gauguin was 5 years older than Vincent Van Gogh. Willem Dafoe (Vincent) is 23 years older than Oscar Isaac (Gauguin).
The film premiered at the 2018 Venice Film Festival where Willem Dafoe won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor. Olivia Colman, his co-star in Murder on the Orient Express (2017), won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress the very same year for her role in The Favourite (2018).
Mads Mikkelsen and Mathieu Amalric have both played the Bond villains in Daniel Craig James Bond films.
Three of the actors in the film have also portrayed Marvel Comics villains on the big screen. Willem Dafoe portrayed the Green Goblin, Oscar Isaac has played Apocalypse, and Mads Mikkelsen has portrayed Kaecilius.
The Van Gogh paintings in progress in the movie are done by Wiilem Dafoe (playing Vincent), Julian Schnabel (the director and a painter himself) and Edith Baudrand (painter for the art department in this movie and an independent artist herself).
Crazy Credits The film is dedicated to Azzedine Alaïa. Azzedine Alaïa was a French (born Tunesian) couturier who was very popular amongst performing artists. Julian Schnabel was a good friend of Alaïa: "The movie is dedicated to Azzedine Alaïa. I was with him one week before he died. He was a great artist in fashion--I did three paintings of Azzedine over the years."