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Celebrity Then And Now
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Celebrity Then And Now
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When you think of movies that were set in the state of New York, a lot of people’s mind will go straight to New York City. After all, it’s the largest city in the entire country. That doesn’t mean that there haven’t been plenty of movies that were set right here in the capital, though. There have been several notable films that were based in Albany, or at least filmed some of their biggest scenes in the capital. Here are the biggest movies that have ties to the Albany area:

Place Beyond The Pines - Ryan Gosling plays a motorcycle stunt driver that wants to take to a life of crime, and starts to focus on robbing banks. The film takes place in Schenectady, which gives the movie its title, as it translates directly from Iroquois to, you guessed it: place beyond the pines. The 2012 film grossed $47 million at the box office, receiving positive reviews along the way.

Salt - The 2010 blockbuster starring Angelina Jolie had a lot of action throughout the film, which included several locations. One of the biggest scenes of the movie came during a chase where Jolie’s character goes right through downtown Albany, drawing a lot of public attention. The movie had a budget of $110 million, and though it wasn’t a critical favorite, still pulled in nearly $300 million at the box office.

The Other Guys - Although the film itself was set in New York City predominantly, “The Other Guys”, a comedy that stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as wannabe cops, had a lot of the film shot in downtown Albany. It made for a much easier location, and the film ended up being a massive hit, drawing over $170 million at the box office.

The Time Machine - The 2002 remake of a 1960 film that was based off a 1895 novel (did you get all that?), “The Time Machine” saw Guy Pearce’s character Dr. Alexander Hartdegen have his house in Albany. The film had a decent box office return, even if it wasn’t very well received by the critics.

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