Robert De Niro
, who played Al Capone, tracked down the real Capone's original tailors and had them make him some identical clothing for the movie.
The set for Al Capone's personal barber shop at the Lexington Hotel included a number of small items (cologne bottles, shaving brushes) that belonged to the real Al Capone.
Brian De Palma hired Bob Hoskins
to play Al Capone believing that his first choice, Robert De Niro, might not be available. When De Niro took the role after all, Hoskins was paid $200,000.
Albert H. Wolff, the last survivor of the real-life Untouchables, was a consultant to the film and helped Kevin Costner
with his portrayal of Eliot Ness.
In the original script, the final gunfight had Ness and George Stone battling Capone gunmen on a stopped train. Brian DePalma
conceived the gunfight on the steps in Chicago's Union Station when Paramount decided that finding a 1930's period train was too expensive.
Contributed by: Brad Richardson
Giorgio Armani designed the mens clothing worn in the film.
Contributed by: J. Mendoza
Robert De Niro demanded to wear the same silk underwear Capone would, even though never seen in a shot of the movie, De Niro still demanded the silk underwear in order to maintain composure in his portrayal of Capone.
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