Top 3 Movies Filmed in Las Vegas Casinos
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Matt Damon’s latest "Bourne" movie did some shooting in Vegas a few months ago, and that fact got us to thinking about some of the other best movies filmed in Las Vegas casinos.
The mystique of Las Vegas has always had a special role in the movies, from the days of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack to modern classics like "The Hangover," what happens in Vegas on the big screen rarely stays there. Here are three of our favorite Las Vegas movies.
Largely set in the Bellagio, the 2001 version of "Ocean’s 11" starring Brad Pitt and George Clooney, also showcased a few other hotels along the strip including The Mirage, Caesar’s Palace and The Venetian. The movie’s sequels, "Ocean's 12" and "Ocean's 13," were also filmed on the strip.
Probably the most popular movie to be shot in Las Vegas in recent history, "The Hangover," starring Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis, featured shots of The Paris Las Vegas, The Bellagio and of course Caesar’s Palace, where much of the movie’s action takes place. Caesar’s takes pride in its many cinematic roles and features more information about movies filmed at the hotel on its website.
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Known more as a Los Angeles movie, "Swingers" also includes one of the all time best spur of the moment road trips in cinematic history. Mike and Trent, played by Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, stop by the Stardust Hotel and Casino and the Paradise Buffet at the Fremont Hotel and Casino before heading back to L.A. Who doesn’t at least think to themselves “Vegas Baby!” at least once when touching down in Las Vegas?
An extended version of this blog originally appeared on On Location Vacations' website.
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