20 Movie Characters’ Homes You Can Visit

A tour of movie stars homes in Los Angeles in 2002 left me fairly unimpressed but since then I’ve found something of much more interest to me and that’s the places where some of films most famous characters live. Over the years I’ve covered hundreds or movie locations in many countries but I think many of my favourite photo’s have been captured at these homes.

So, here is a virtual tour taking you around the world from the UK to the USA to Tunisia to France to Germany. It might cost you a fair bit to visit all these homes and there’s not much chance of seeing the stars you believe to live there. We here at Beyond The Movies have made huge losses undertaking such ventures so that you don’t have to but if you actually do then please be aware that many of these homes are private property so behave with respect and discretion. Here then, in no real particular order, is the list…

1. Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio), The Karate Kid (1984) – 19223 Saticoy Street, Reseda (USA). Details here

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2. Marty McFly (Michael J Fox), Back To The Future (1985) – 9303 Roslyndale Avenue, Arieta (USA). Details here

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3. Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), The Bourne Identity (2002) – 104 Avenue Kléber, Paris (France). Details here

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4. Lola (Franka Potente), Lola Rennt (a.k.a. Run Lola Run) (1988) – 13-14 Albrechtstrasse, Berlin (Germany). Details here

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5. Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire), Spider-Man (2002) – 8839 on 69th Road, Forest Hills, New York (USA). Details here

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6. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) – Sidi Driss Hotel, Matmata (Tunisia). Details here

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7. Ben Kenobi (Alec Guiness), Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) – Djerba (Tunisia). Details here

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8. M (Judi Dench), Skyfall (2012) – 82 Cadogan Square, London (UK). Details here

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9. Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) – 36 Fuller Place, Brooklyn, New York (USA). Details here

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10. Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger), Bridget Jones’s Diary – Globe Pub, 8 Bedale Street, London (UK). Details here

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11. Will Freeman (Hugh Grant), About A Boy (2002) – 16-18 St James’ Walk, London (UK). Details here

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12. Charlie Croker (Michael Caine), The Italian Job (1969) – 18 Denbigh Close, London (UK). Details here

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13. Charles (Hugh Grant), Four Weddings & A Funeral (1994) – 22 Highbury Terrace, London (UK). Details here

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14. Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) – Ksar Medenine (Tunisia). Details here

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15. Dr Emmet Brown (Christopher Lloyd), Back To The Future (1985) – 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena (USA). Details here

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16. Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961) – 169 East 71st Street (USA). Details here

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17. Robert Neville (Will Smith), I Am Legend (2007) – 11 Washington Square Park North, New York (USA). Details here

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18. Carly Norris (Sharon Stone), Sliver (1993) – 211 Madison Avenue at East 36th Street, New York (USA). Details here

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19. Tokunaga FamilyJu-On: The Grudge – Tokorozawa, Saitama (Japan). Details here

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20. Amélie (Audrey Taotou), Amélie (2001) – 56 Rue des Trois-Freres, Paris (France).Details here

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New York Filming Locations: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

This is a first for me in that I have actually scouted out a very current film; one that I only saw at its World Premiere in Tokyo in June. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) lives with his Aunt May (Sally Field) and Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) in Brooklyn at 36 Fuller Place (below) which is just a couple of minutes walk away from 15 St – Prospect Park (F, G lines) metro station.

 

The entrance and lobby of Dr Curt Connors’ (Rhys Ifans) high-tech lab at ‘Oscorp’ (below left) is the Hearst Building on 300 West 57th Street at 8th Avenue whilst Captain George Stacy’s (Denis Leary) workplace is the National Museum of the American Indian (below right) on 1 Bowling Green at Broadway which has a rich film history already having appeared in ‘Ghostbusters II‘ and ‘Batman Forever‘.

 

As for his apartment, that is at at 15 West 81st Street (below) and is pretty nice looking with some great views which can be seen in the film when Peter Parker and Stacy’s daughter Gwen (Emma Stone) kiss on the balcony after he reveals his true identity. That followed a tense conversation between Parker and Captain Stacey over Spider-Man’s motives.

Coming Soon: New York Filming Locations: Spider-Man (2002) & Spider-Man (2004)