Among all the other great things I have said and written about Austin, this is one I haven’t touched on. Austin was recently named the #5 city in the U.S. for movie-making!
From Miss Congeniality (both films, 2000 and 2005) to Mortal Kombat (1995), Once Upon A Time In Mexico
(2003), three Spy Kids movies, The Big Green, Blood Simple, and D.O.A., Austin has been on the map in the film industry for many years. How great to be included in MovieMaker’s Top 10 list now!
Fans of Austin who have paid attention for a while recognize many local landmarks in Dazed and Confused, and remember the Cele General Store when Clint Eastwood was there in A Perfect World, and were proud to have the 2003 remake of The Alamo filmed nearby. Here’s a more complete list: