RVA Ties

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have been spotted around Richmond, VA recently. They're scouting out sites for an upcoming movie. The Richmond Times-Dispatch did an article this morning on movies that were filmed in RVA.

We have some ties to a few of them. My husband was an extra in Hannibal. He got paid for three days of work, and they fed them well. After all that time filming, he's in about four seconds at the beginning of the movie.  Asunder was filmed at the building where I work, but that was before I got there. My neighbor's son had minor role in Charlie Sheen's Shadow Conspiracy, and the movie rented his car for several scenes. We went down and watched this one being filmed. And my uncle's National Guard unit appeared quite a lot The Jackal.

Here are some other movies filmed in and around here:

  • Doc Hollywood
  • True Colors
  • Rollercoaster
  • Asunder
  • Shadow Conspiracy
  • Dave
  • GI Jane
  • The Jackal
  • Hannibal
  • Cold Mountain
  • Evan Almighty
  • John Adams
  • Lincoln
  • Killing Kennedy

The Richmond area has quite a few famous folks who were born or lived here. These are a few of the writers, athletes, actors, and musicians:

  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Douglas Southall Freeman
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Tom Wolfe
  • David Baldacci
  • Arthur Ashe
  • Lanny Wadkins
  • Ralph Sampson
  • Shawn Barber
  • James Farrior
  • Willie Lanier
  • Denny Hamlin
  • Justin Verlander
  • Tim Hightower
  • Chris Copeland
  • Jimmy Dean
  • Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Aimee Mann
  • Pat Benatar