- He was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Hissy Fit for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
- Kurt Russell previously worked with Michael Rooker in Tombstone.
- Kurt Russell previously worked with Sylvester Stallone in Tango & Cash.
- Kurt Russell previously worked with Vin Diesel in Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious.
- During the production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Chris Pratt suggested that Peter Quill acknowledge Ego's resemblance to Kurt Russell. James Gunn decided against this idea.
- Kurt Russell also portrayed Steve Stronghold/The Commander in the Walt Disney Pictures superhero film Sky High.