Mike MyersMike Myers has said that his glasses in all three films are meant to look like those worn by Michael CaineMichael Caine in The Ipcress File, so Caine took the original glasses (model "Teviot 74" by UK Optical) to the set and wore them as Nigel.
Michael YorkMichael York and Michael CaineMichael Caine, both veteran English actors with over 100 films each to his credit, had never worked on a film together before this one.
Katie CouricKatie Couric Cameo: Cop who says, "Time's Up," when Frau Farbissina is visiting Dr. Evil.
Seth GreenSeth Green claims that the sequence at the end showing him dancing around Dr. Evil's lair was not scripted; he said he was fooling around between takes and his hijinks were caught on film and the director decided to include it in the movie.
Heather GrahamHeather Graham reprised her role as Felicity Shagwell in a scene that was ultimately cut. Will FerrellWill Ferrell reprised his role of Mustafa in another deleted scene in which he has to answer a question after being asked four times.
Sean ConnerySean Connery was considered to play Nigel Powers.
Series trademark: Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach cameo. This time, however, he only appears during the closing credits.
Director Jay RoachJay Roach's first cut of the film ran 3 hours long.
All promotional material (including online trailers) bearing the movie's original title, Austin Powers in Goldmember, was withdrawn in late January 2002. MGM and Danjaq, who control the [James Bond] license, obtained a cease-and-desist order from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) arbitration panel on the grounds that New Line was attempting to trade on the [James Bond] franchise without authorization. The matter went to arbitration and the film was known briefly as "The third installment of Austin Powers" until the matter was settled on 11 April 2002. MGM agreed that New Line could use the original Goldmember title on condition that it had approval of any future titles that parodied existing [Bond] titles. New Line also had to agree to show the trailer for the new MGM [James Bond] film, Die Another Day with Goldmember.