Saturday, February 21, 2009

Taking Chance

Tonight on HBO was a movie that I was a featured extra in. I happened to have looked exactly like the uncle of Marine Chance Phelps, who the movie is about. So they had me shave my goatee and put on a suite so I could look like the uncle, Bubba. Yeah Bubba.

That's me on the left. On the right is an artist friend of mine, Todd Connor, who was an extra as well and in the center is Todd's dad Terry Connor.

This is a photo of Kevin Bacon being prepared for a close-up during the funeral scene. I took this picture.

Taking Chance
Based on real-life events, Lt. Col. Michael Strobl (Bacon), a volunteer military escort officer, accompanies the body of 19-year-old Marine Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming. The scenes of Chance's town of Dubois Wyoming were shot in Ennis Montana where I live. The funeral scene was shot at Boot Hill in Virginia City Montana, about 15 miles from Ennis. Filming of the Montana and Wyoming scenes were shot in August of 2007.

The scene that I was in... kinda...

Taking Chance Trailer (HBO)

Taking Chance: Conversation with Lt. Col. Michael Strobl and Kevin Bacon (HBO)

Well just thought you'd like to see this.. The movie is well worth your time. Have lots of Kleenex around though.

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