Starring Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, Ben Affleck.
Directed by Allen Coulter.
(Contributed by Jim Pinard)
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Starring Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Hillary Swank.
Directed by Brian DePalma.
The Sign, which at thetime of the film’s setting (1940) still read HOLLYWOODLAND, was near the site of the grisly Black Dahlia murder. It’s shown, accurately, with the “H” damaged, as it would have been before the Chamber of Commerce’s 1949 refurbishment.
Starring Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine.
Directed by Nora Ephron.
A gorgeous helicopter shot of the Sign is seen in the opening credits.
(Contributed by Marcel Pazzin)
Ellie Parker (2005)
Starring Naomi Watts, Jennifer Syme, Mark Pellegrino
Directed by Scott Cofey.
Aspiring actress Ellie (Watts) has to play a corpse in one scene with the Hollywood Sign in the background – but lying still proves a difficult task for her.
Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004)
Starring Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace.
Directed by Robert Luketic.
In the animated opening credits, the Hollywood Sign makes an appearance to set up the romantic comedy plot of a small town girl winning a date with a movie star.
Starring Beau Bridges, Kim Delaney.
Directed by John Lafia.
This emmy-nominated TV movie depicts what would happen to Los Angeles in the event of a 10.5 earthquake. Given the magnitude of the quake, the damage isn’t that bad: Only one of the Ls and a W go toppling over the hillside this time. Heck, the Sign probably looked worse circa 1976.
Super Babies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
Starring Jon Voight, Scott Baio.
Directed by Bob Clark.
The film’s villain (an immortal baby who never ages) has a secret lair inside of the Sign’s H.
Shrek II (2004)
Mike Meyers, Eddie Murphy.
Directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon.
Our heroes arrive in a land far far away … as evidenced by a ridiculous FAR FAR AWAY Sign that’s similar in appearance to the Hollywood Sign.
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal.
Directed by Roland Emmerich.
A TV reporter sits in a chopper that is covering the tornados in L.A., including the one destroying the Hollywood Sign.
Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett
Directed by Ron Shelton
The Hollywood Sign is featured in the opening credits of movie where two LAPD detectives who moonlight in other fields investigate the murder of an up-and-coming rap group.