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- One of Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie's stunt doubles was a man. In the scene where Lara Croft and partner jump off a building wearing "flying suits", called wingsuits, the stunt was performed by the two men who developed the suits. No CGI, wires, nets, or other SFX were involved. This suit was invented by [?] Patrick de Gayardon, who died in a parachute accident in April 1998 while testing a new type of parachute in Hawaii.
- The skin on Lara's upper left arm is rarely seen exposed in this film. Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie sports a large tattoo on her upper left bicep which requires make-up to cover up. The fact her left arm is rarely bared in this film (her opening scene in a bikini is shot in such a way her RIGHT arm, not her left, dominates) may be due to criticism that the tattoo was sometimes poorly concealed in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
- Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie is the only actor/actress in the movie to be American-born.
- At the time of the film's release, Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie said she had no desire to play the character a third time. Nonetheless, some planning for a third feature was undertaken until early 2004 when the studio announced plans for another Lara Croft film starring Jolie had been cancelled.
- Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie stated in an interview that she kept Lara's holsters and has them at home.
- In the German version of the movie Til SchweigerTil Schweiger dubbed himself in the role of Sean.
- [?] Robson Green read for this film. Max RyanMax Ryan screen-tested for the role of Terry Sheridan. [?] Kelly Brook was rumored to be in talks to replaces Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie as Lara Croft.
- In Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie had to wear bra padding in order for her bust size to measure closer to the videogame character's. Jolie wears considerably less (and possibly no) padding in this film, as the decision was made to give Lara more realistic dimensions.