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The star of World War Z and 10 other actors with Utah ties

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If you've heard of World War Z then you know it stars Brad Pitt as the male lead. Did you know that the female lead, Mireille Enos, graduated from BYU?

There are several actors with Utah ties who have made their mark in Hollywood. Here are 11 famous actors with some surprising connections to Utah.

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milhouse
Atlanta, GA

Sundance isn't in Park City. Looks like Robert Redford knows Utah better than the Deseret News.

RicoS
Orem, UT

I guess no list could be exhaustive, but I was looking for Ogden native Gedde Watanabe.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

I wonder how many still are LDS? Very few I imagine.

LBR50
Orem, UT

To be fair, some, if not most, were never LDS. I have never heard Roseanne Barr say anything good about her time spent in SLC.

There are so many entertainers left off this list, other than garnishing additional online hits, what was the purpose of this piece?

Levin
Hightstown, NJ

@milhouse: The Sundance Film Festival is indeed held in Park City. Sundance ski resort is not in Park City.

MapleDon
Springville, UT

Growing up in California, I don't recall ever reading an article about actors with ties to California. Are there some identity issues with Utahns? Thus the need to escape anonymity through YouTube videos. I recommend a little gratitude for your Mayberry-like communities and getting over this yearning for acknowledgement by Hollyweird.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Maybe she can introduce Brad Pitt to the BYU Creamery or mix him up a nice hot cup of Mormon Coffee (Postum).

Theeng2
Holladay, UT

@ MapleDon- "Growing up in California, I don't recall ever reading an article about actors with ties to California. Are there some identity issues with Utahns?" Yes, Utahns want to be accepted as normal... Kind of like Arizona.

geo2
Salt Lake City, UT

you forgot Matthew Avery Modine was born in Loma Linda, California and grew up in Utah.

aceroinox
Farmington, UT

The list of actors who have lived or do live in Utah is actually quite long, but some obvious omissions would be Julianne Hough, Loretta Young, Tony Geary, James Morrison and Merlin Olsen. Add Tony Danza, Bill Murray and Cheech Marin if you count vacation homes (I'm sure there are more, but who can keep track?).

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