Oct 23, 02, 09:28 PM #1
Oldbird goes to HollywoodActually the title is a little misleading. More accurate would be Hollywood comes to Oldbird.
Got the call this week that I was selected to be an extra in the movie Seabiscuit, which they are filming at Keenland in November with Toby McGuire.
Hopefully it will be alot of fun, because the days are long (12 hours), it doesn't pay much, and I have to take vacation from work just to do it.
Tonight I got my costumer and they cut my hair (at least what hair I have).
Is anyone eles doing this?
Has anyone ever been an extra before? What is it like? Is it worth it?
I don't care if I make the movie. I am only looking to have a fun experience.Advertisement
Oct 23, 02, 09:30 PM #2My Spider Senses say that this could be interesting to see.....
Oct 23, 02, 10:02 PM #3
Congratulations, I look forward to seeing you in this film! By the way what is it about? And if it isn't too personal, how did you all of a sudden just get phone call to be an extra? Don't stare at the camera when their filming now OB and freeze up...
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Oct 23, 02, 10:02 PM #4Oldbird - Will you get your own stable?
Oct 23, 02, 10:06 PM #5Think you can win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor?
Oct 23, 02, 10:07 PM #6
Congrats! I was just wondering, how did you get into this? Do you have a history in drama or acting?
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Oct 23, 02, 10:18 PM #7Back when I was in college I tried to get into several movies including Rain Man, Tango & Cash, An Innocent Man (movie with Tom Selleck), and Fresh Horses (Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald).
I didn't get any of them. I had friends who were in some as well as others that were filmed in Cincy such as Lost in Yonkers, Milk Money, Eight Men Out, and Little Man Tate.
I had a friend who is a consultant on this movie and he told me that if I wanted to do it he could get me in, so that's how it happened.
Hopefull it will be fun.
Oct 23, 02, 10:52 PM #8We have another member of the site in the movie too. Do you think you can plug the site OB?
Oct 23, 02, 11:22 PM #9I just found this ad for a new movie...it looks like a great flick!
Oct 23, 02, 11:32 PM #10Birdsfan, you go to the ends of the earth, don't you? Hey, it looks like the Jockey on the lead horse is gonna give OB a little taste of the whip.
RUN FORREST, RUN.
Oct 24, 02, 08:53 AM #11BF, my wife and co-workers loved it.
Oct 24, 02, 09:08 AM #12Now you can tell Guru that you plugged the site!
Oct 24, 02, 03:14 PM #13loved the picture, hope OB survives the whipping, lol
Oct 24, 02, 04:31 PM #14me and my mother had planned to go, but instead i had to work, i was furius. i would really like to do something like this, hey OB what is the pay, if you dont' mind telling. also do you know of any other movies that are going to do this?
Oct 24, 02, 05:04 PM #15Originally posted by formerkywrestler
me and my mother had planned to go, but instead i had to work, i was furius. i would really like to do something like this, hey OB what is the pay, if you dont' mind telling. also do you know of any other movies that are going to do this?
Don't know of anymore in the works, but in the late 80's early 1990's there were lots.
If you are really interested FKW. E-mail me or PM and I will give you a phone number to call. I thought I heard them say they were still looking, but I don't know exactly what for because they had tons of people show up in Cincy, Lex., and Louisiville and they only selected 500.