9. Quentin Tarantino was approached to direct, but he had to turn the job down because he was working on Kill Bill.

Apparently he really wanted to direct 8 Mile, though!

10. Eminem appears in every single scene of the movie!

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11. Apparently, during filming, Eminem and Brittany Murphy became romantically involved.

She admitted it in an interview on David Letterman!

12. There was supposed to be a sequel about a down-on-his-luck boxer trying to regain custody of his daughter. The project was scrapped, but then later became the movie Southpaw!

Remember, that boxing movie with Jake Gyllenhaal?