It's been over 10 years since we all fell in love with Noah and Allie for the first time. Re-live the tear-jerking romance of this Nicholas Sparks classic — and find out some new trivia about an old favorite.
1. Britney Spears almost played Allie. Reese Witherspoon, Ashley Judd, and Jessica Biel auditioned, too.
But Rachel McAdams nailed it with this audition — and she only had one day to prepare!
2. Steven Spielberg was slated as director before Nick Cassavetes, and he wanted Tom Cruise or Justin Timberlake for Noah.
Can you imagine Allie and Noah like this?
3. Cassevetes told Ryan Gosling he was the only choice for Noah because, "You're not handsome, you're not cool, you're just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts."
4. Allie goes to Sarah Lawrence College, but the campus seen on screen is actually the College of Charleston.
5. Director Nick Cassavetes gave the part of older Allie to his mom, Gena Rowlands.
6. Gosling and Adams were born in the same hospital in London, Ontario.
7. On a cutting room floor somewhere, there is extra footage of Noah and Allie getting down. The editors had to cut short one of their sex scenes so that the film would stay PG-13.
8. Both the stars tried to embody their characters with a little method acting: they moved to Charleston before filming, Gosling rowed on the Ashley River and built furniture everyday, and McAdams took ballet and etiquette classes.
9. The CW has announced it's working on a 'Notebook' series!
It still isn't over!