Napoleon Dynamite Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

27th January 2012

Fact: Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder is a boy scout leader.

15th July 2011

Fact: Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre screenwriter Jerusha Ness is to make her directorial debut with indie romantic comedy Austenland, which will star Keri Russell.

12th October 2010

Fact: Cult movie Napoleon Dynamite is heading to the small screen - as a cartoon series. Jon Heder, who played the oddball character in the hit 2004 film, will return to voice the animated Napoleon Dynamite in the new Fox show.

3rd February 2010

Quote: "It was probably the best move of my life - kicking a midget in the neck." Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder on tackling pint-sized fighter Hornswoggle during a recent WWE guest appearance. Heder took to the ring as The Flame.

1st October 2009

Quote: "I live in New York City and I ride a bicycle. Without exception, I get recognised once a month as Napoleon Dynamite." ADVENTURELAND star Jesse Eisenberg is constantly mistaken for Jon Heder's awkward teenage character.

10th July 2009

Fact: Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder is to star in a new U.S. TV sitcom, co-written by Will Ferrell. In the untitled show, the actor will play an unemployed city computer geek who moves back to his small hometown to live with his parents.

23rd March 2007

Quote: "I specifically asked for my three skating outfits. I'm going to wear them out in public." Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder jokes about the Lycra and Spandex costumes he had to wear to play a figure skater in comedy BLADES OF GLORY.

16th January 2007

Quote: "I was at a Dodgers (baseball) game and two girls were arguing over whether I was James Blunt or Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder)." Opera singer Josh Groban is often caught up in a case of mistaken identity.

10th August 2006

Fact: Paris Hilton's prized possession is a basketball actor Jon Heder signed as his big screen alter ego Napoleon Dynamite. On the Christmas gift Heder pokes fun at Hilton for calling her bobcat pet LIGER - Dynamite's mythical lion and tiger cross-bred big cat.

23rd May 2006

Fact: Quirky movie star Vincent Gallo was the original choice to play UNCLE RICO is cult movie Napoleon Dynamite.

12th April 2006

Fact: Actor Jon Heder's frizzy red afro in Napoleon Dynamite wasn't planned - it was the result of two perms, bleaching and intense exposure to the sun during the film's shoot.

23rd February 2006

Fact: <p>Beck has signed up to score Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess' new film project NACHO LIBRE, which stars Jack Black as a priest-turned-Mexican wrestler. </p>

23rd December 2005

Quote: <p>"I would like to kiss Napoleon Dynamite under the mistletoe." Singer Rihanna admits to a crush for Jon Heder's quirky movie character. </p>

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