February 05, 2021

25 celebrities who shot movies or TV shows in San Antonio

The Alamo City may not rival Los Angeles or New York as a filming location, but we've hosted plenty of movie productions — along with a bevy of A-list actors. Here's a rundown of celebs ranging from top-billed stars to cult favorites that have appeared in front of the camera in San Antonio. 
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Brendan Fraser – Still Breathing
Fraser plays a street performer living in San Antonio who sees a vision of who he thinks is the woman of his dreams, so he goes out to find her in Los Angeles.
Photo via October Films
Brendan Fraser – Still Breathing
Fraser plays a street performer living in San Antonio who sees a vision of who he thinks is the woman of his dreams, so he goes out to find her in Los Angeles.
Photo via October Films
Jim Carrey – Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Carrey returns to reprise his role as the title pet detective who goes on a quest to find a sacred bat of a tribe in Africa.
Photo via Warner Bros.
Jim Carrey – Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Carrey returns to reprise his role as the title pet detective who goes on a quest to find a sacred bat of a tribe in Africa. Photo via Warner Bros.
Robert Redford – The Great Waldo Pepper
Filmed at Zuehl Airfield near Fort Sam, Redford plays the title character, a WWI veteran who stars in war movies featuring aerial dog fights. 
Photo via Universal Pictures
Robert Redford – The Great Waldo Pepper
Filmed at Zuehl Airfield near Fort Sam, Redford plays the title character, a WWI veteran who stars in war movies featuring aerial dog fights.
Photo via Universal Pictures
Jackie Chan – Battle Creek Brawl
Chan’s very first U.S. movie was set in Chicago but shot in San Antonio. He plays a young martial artist forced to participate in a brutal street-fighting contest. 
Photo via Warner Bros.
Jackie Chan – Battle Creek Brawl
Chan’s very first U.S. movie was set in Chicago but shot in San Antonio. He plays a young martial artist forced to participate in a brutal street-fighting contest.
Photo via Warner Bros.
Matt Damon – All the Pretty Horses
Damon plays John Grady Cole, a young cowboy in Texas who travels with a friend on horseback to Mexico to find work. 
Photo via Columbia Pictures
Matt Damon – All the Pretty Horses
Damon plays John Grady Cole, a young cowboy in Texas who travels with a friend on horseback to Mexico to find work.
Photo via Columbia Pictures
Penelope Cruz – All the Pretty Horses
Cruz plays Alejandra Villarreal, the daughter of a wealthy rancher who Matt Damon’s character John Cole falls in love with, much to the displeasure of her family. 
Photo via Columbia Pictures
Penelope Cruz – All the Pretty Horses
Cruz plays Alejandra Villarreal, the daughter of a wealthy rancher who Matt Damon’s character John Cole falls in love with, much to the displeasure of her family.
Photo via Columbia Pictures
Sean Astin – Toy Soldiers
The thriller stars Astin as Billy Tepper, a boarding school student who must make a stand when a group of terrorist storm their institution and seize control. 
Photo via TriStar Pictures
Sean Astin – Toy Soldiers
The thriller stars Astin as Billy Tepper, a boarding school student who must make a stand when a group of terrorist storm their institution and seize control.
Photo via TriStar Pictures
Sandra Bullock – Miss Congeniality 
Bullock puts on a pair of high heels and an evening gown to play an FBI agent who goes undercover to stop a bombing at a beauty pageant. 
Photo via Warner Bros.
Sandra Bullock – Miss Congeniality
Bullock puts on a pair of high heels and an evening gown to play an FBI agent who goes undercover to stop a bombing at a beauty pageant.
Photo via Warner Bros.
Patrick Swayze – Father Hood
Based on a true story, Swayze plays a deadbeat father who kidnaps his kids and takes them to New Orleans to pull off a heist. 
Photo via Buena Vista Pictures
Patrick Swayze – Father Hood
Based on a true story, Swayze plays a deadbeat father who kidnaps his kids and takes them to New Orleans to pull off a heist.
Photo via Buena Vista Pictures
Willie Nelson – Honeysuckle Rose
Nelson stars as Buck Bonham, a country music singer trying to juggle his career and family until the daughter of his former guitarist joins the tour. 
Photo via Warner Bros.
Willie Nelson – Honeysuckle Rose
Nelson stars as Buck Bonham, a country music singer trying to juggle his career and family until the daughter of his former guitarist joins the tour.
Photo via Warner Bros.