- Rumor has it that Dolph
Lundgren replaced Jean-Claude Van Damme after the later declined,
but the part of Scandinavian Gunnar Jensen was actually rewritten
by Sylvester Stallone with Lundgren in mind.
- The buzz around the
project really skyrocketed when Sly announded Dolph's casting.
- The budget, initially
announced at $60 million, was close to $80 million after production.
- Grossed $274,468,524 Worldwide (including $103,068,524
in the U.S.)
- Brian Tyler won a BMI Film
Music Award for the score of THE EXPENDABLES (along with three
other ones this year alone!).
THE EXPENDABLES also received
a Taurus Award Best Fire Work at the World Stunts Awards (for
the scene where the pier is doused with gas and explodes with
all the bad guys on it) and was nominated for Best Fight (the
underground tunnel scene fights).
Other [i]nomination[/i] was Saturn
Award for Best Action/Adventure film at the Academy of Science
Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.