We all love Todd Phillips for his style of portraying emotions through films. In today’s piece, we’ll be particularly talking about his Due Date and an interesting fact related to it. Featuring Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis as leads, the film is a black comedy.

Released in 2010, the film fetched mixed reviews from critics but it turned out to be a good commercial success. You will find two extreme opinions on the film. One section of viewers loves it for the different range of emotions and camaraderie between the duo. Others troll it as a rip off of Planes, Trains and Automobiles.


But well, today, that’s not the matter of our discussion as we’ll be talking about Due Date‘s lesser-known fact. Unknown to many, Alan Arkin was part of the film but his role got chopped and we didn’t see him in the final cut. As per IMDb, he shot as Robert Downey Jr’s long lost father.

Meanwhile, in one of our dedicated Fact-O-Meter pieces to the film, we enlightened our readers about the common thread between real life and reel life Zack Galifianakis in the film. In Due Date, there’s one scene where Ethan shows his driver’s license. It has a birth date of October 1, 1969. Interestingly, the same is the birth date of Zack Galifianakis.

Speaking of the film’s box office success, the Todd Phillips directorial made $212 million globally, as per Box Office Mojo. It also features Michelle Monaghan, Juliette Lewis and Jamie Foxx, in key roles.

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