20 Things You Might Not Know About The Austin Powers Films
One big-name celebrity (who didn’t even appear in the films) got even richer thanks to this franchise.
1. Jim Carrey was originally supposed to play Dr. Evil, but had to eventually pass due to scheduling conflicts with his film Liar Liar.
2. Austin’s glasses are modeled after the ones worn by Michael Caine's character Harry Palmer from The Ipcress File.
Because of this, Michael wore the original glasses when he played Austin's father, Nigel, in Goldmember.