15 Things You Didn’t Know About Dazed and Confused
13. Hot Rides
How did Richard Linklater get his hands on such hot, American muscle for Dazed and Confused? Nah, that’s not a reference to a young Matt McConaughey or Ben Affleck, it means American automotive machinery. Shawn Andrews (Pickford) rolled in a classic, 1970 Pontiac GTO “Judge;” Ben Affleck (O’Banion) thrashed in a 1972 Plymouth Duster 340 (in primer grey — perfect for his character); and Matthew McConaughey (Wooderson) sported the black beauty, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. Nicky Katt, the ass-kickin’, beer-drinkin’ pot head (Clint) boasted a late model — relative to 1976 — Pontiac Firebird he refers to as White Lightning. A 1974 or 1975, judging by the short glimpses of the car throughout. There were other great cars from the era — Ford Bronco, VW Beetle, several Texas trucks — all lending to nostalgia.
12. Pickford and Michelle Eloped
Shawn Andrews and Milla Jovovich enjoyed an on-screen romance which spilled into real life. It spilled so heavily into real life, the two actors hopped to Vegas during filming (presumably on a day off), and got married… or so goes the legend. In truth, they really did elope to Las Vegas, regardless of Milla only being 16 years old at the time, and Shawn being 20 or 21. They were married for a short time before Milla’s mother intervened, and had the marriage annulled. Who’s to say if the couple did it because they thought their characters, Pickford and Michelle, would do that in the world of Dazed and Confused, or if they really were a couple of smitten kittens. Brass tacks, for a short time in 1992, Shawn and Milla were legally married.