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2023-05-09 Recreation and Entertainment

Hollywood in Orange County: famous movies filmed in our region

Orange County, located in the state of California, is known for its beaches, pleasant climate and rich cultural life. But few people know that this region is also a popular filming location for many famous movies and TV shows. In this article for www.orangecounty.socium.network we present you a selection of movies, some of whose scenes were filmed in Orange County.

"The Difficulty of Translation" (2003)
Director Sofia Coppola has chosen the St. Regis Hotel in Monarch Beach as the location for the filming of her popular movie "Hard to Translate." The movie is about a friendship between an American actor, played by Bill Murray, and a young woman, played by Scarlett Johansson, who meet at a hotel in Tokyo.

"Runaway" (1993)
The iconic movie "Runaway" starring Harrison Ford was partially filmed in Orange County. In particular, the building of the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach was one of the locations for filming.

"Home Alone 3" (1997)
The third installment of the popular movie comedy "Home Alone" was also filmed in Orange County. Some scenes of the movie take place in the city of Santa Ana.

"Bruce Almighty" (2003)
The comedy starring Jim Carrey, "Bruce Almighty," was filmed in multiple locations in Orange County, including the town of La Habra. The movie tells the story of a televangelist who is given his divine powers by God for one week.

"Real Steel" (2011)
The sci-fi boxing movie "Real Steel" starring Hugh Jackman was filmed in Orange County at the Fairplex racetrack. The movie tells the story of a father and son building and training a robot boxer.

"Basic Instinct" (1992)
The famous movie Basic Instinct starring Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas was also filmed in Orange County. Some scenes of the movie take place in the cities of Irvine and Newport Beach.

"Ocean Twelve" (2004)
The sequel to the popular movie Ocean's Eleven was filmed in multiple locations, including the city of Fullerton.

Orange County is known for its diverse and picturesque landscape, which attracts many directors and producers. This makes it a popular filming location for both Hollywood blockbusters and independent films. Our region continues to be an active participant in the film industry and we are proud of our contribution to world cinema. Keep up with news and fun facts about movies in Orange County on our website at www.orangecounty.socium.network.