Long Island has shared the silver screen in some memorable films, including "Goodfellas," "Cruel Intentions," "Citizen Kane" and more.
Hugh Jackman, left, will star in this upcoming film about former Roslyn Schools Superintendent Frank Tassone, right, who served three years in prison for his role in an $11 million embezzlement scheme involving the district. The film, which was written by Mike Makowsky, who grew up in Roslyn during the scandal, has a 2019 release date. Scenes were filmed in October outside a private residence on Elm Drive in Roslyn, and in Manhattan.
Al Pacino plays former Penn State coach Joe Paterno in the HBO's original movie "Paterno," which filmed football scenes at Hofstra University and Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale.
Period crime drama "Motherless Brooklyn," directed, written by and starring Edward Norton, did location filming March 19 and 20 on the Wantagh State Parkway near Jones Beach. An adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's novel about a 1950s New York private detective with Tourette syndrome, the movie also is shooting interiors at Gold Coast Studios in Bethpage. The production, by Norton's company, Class 5, along with MWM Studios, is set for release by Warner Bros. in 2019. Also starring are Massapequa's Alec Baldwin along with Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Fisher Stevens, Ethan Suplee and Leslie Mann.
"The Irishman," Martin Scorsese's upcoming mobster film starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano and an out-from-retirement Joe Pesci turned the clock back in Huntington Station Sept. 25, 2017, as the Rodeway Inn at 270 W. Jericho Tpke. became once more the Howard Johnson's it had been in the 1970s.
"The Week Of"
Arielle Schwimmer and Danielle Charette, right, pose for a photo with Adam Sandler on July 7, 2017, at Northwell Health Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park. The actor was there filming scenes for Netflix comedy, "The Week Of."
Governor's Comedy Cabaret in Levittown has played host to plenty of comedians over the years, but in March 2016, the club was a filming location for Robert De Niro's "The Comedian." In the film, out Feb. 3, 2017, Jackie Burke (De Niro), has fallen so far down the career ladder that he has to ride the LIRR to Governor's.
"The Emperor Jones"
In 1933, Paul Robeson chose Long Island as the location for "The Emperor Jones," the story of the trial of a cunning railway porter, because the color of his skin made it difficult to shoot in the South. Jones Beach was used for one of the few outdoor shots: Robeson as Brutus Jones, swims ashore from a steamship.
Oheka Castle in Huntington was the setting for the fictional estate Xanadu in the classic film "Citizen Kane" (1941).
"The Girl From Jones Beach"
Some scenes for the 1949 film "The Girl From Jones Beach," starring Virginia Mayo, Ronald Reagan and Eddie Bracken, were actually filmed at Jones Beach.
Two mansions in Glen Cove were used in two versions of "Sabrina": Welland House for the 1954 original starring Audrey Hepburn; Salutation House for the 1995 remake.
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
The Coleman Estate in Muttontown was the location of choice for Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor to indulge in psychological torture in 1958's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
Old Westbury Gardens and the former Phipps Estate house were the setting for the 1970 movie "Love Story" starring Ryan O'Neal as Oliver Barrett IV.
"The World According to Garp"
John Irving's novel "The World According to Garp" was set in New England, but the 1982 film was shot on location in Fishers Island and Roslyn.
Woody Allen wrote, directed and starred in the mockumentary film "Zelig" (1983), which features shots of Long Beach and Old Bethpage.
Mill Neck Manor was the setting for some of the comedic scenes in "Trading Places" (1983) starring, from left, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd.
The screenplay for "Compromising Positions" (1985), by Susan Isaacs, was adapted from her 1978 novel. The plot concerns Judith Singer, portrayed by Susan Sarandon, a Long Island housewife and former Newsday reporter who becomes involved in a murder investigation. Sarandon is pictured in a production scene at Newsday in Melville.
Alan Alda opened up the far reaches of Suffolk as a major film site with his 1986 comedy "Sweet Liberty." Sag Harbor was among the Long Island locations where the movie was filmed.
"Crocodile Dundee II"
Some scenes for "Crocodile Dundee II" (1988) were shot at the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport. Paul Hogan returned as Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee in the action-comedy sequel.
"Married to the Mob"
"Married to the Mob," Jonathan Demme's memorable 1988 comedy starring Michelle Pfeiffer, was shot on location in Cedarhurst, Massapequa and East Meadow.
Newsday was the location for a fictional Los Angeles newspaper in "Fletch Lives," starring Chevy Chase. If you watch closely, you'll see a map of Long Island on the wall in the newsroom scene from the 1989 movie.
A pink bluffside mansion in Belle Terre was used as the fictional home of a romance novelist played by Meryl Streep in 1989's "She-Devil."
"Scent of a Woman"
The Guggenheim estate homes at Sands Point Preserve played a small role in "Scent of a Woman" (1992), starring Al Pacino, pictured left.
The seaside Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve was used for "Malcolm X." The 1992 biopic about the controversial African-American leader starred Denzel Washington.
Webb Institute provided the setting for some scenes in "Batman Forever" (1995), produced by Tim Burton.
"To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar"
The 1995 comedy "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar," starring Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo and Patrick Swayze as New York drag queens, filmed its Miss Drag Queen USA contest at Old Westbury Gardens.
Whoopi Goldberg used the staircase at the Knole estate for a grand entrance in the comedy "The Associate" (1996).
"Night Falls on Manhattan"
Scenes for Sidney Lumet's "Night Falls on Manhattan" (1996), starring Andy Garcia, were filmed in Atlantic Beach.
"The Preacher's Wife"
Director Penny Marshall chose Lake Success as one of the locations for "The Preacher's Wife" (1996) starring Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington.
"The Devil's Advocate"
"The Devil's Advocate," directed by Taylor Hackford, and starring Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron, had scenes filmed at the Knole estate in Old Westbury.
"In & Out"
Northport Village doubled for the fictional Greenleaf, Ind., in the 1997 comedy "In & Out." Tim's Shipwreck Diner took on the name "Darlene's Diner" in the Kevin Kline movie.
"Love and Death on Long Island"
Much of 1997's "Love and Death on Long Island," starring John Hurt and Jason Priestly, was filmed in Nova Scotia, but filming also took place on the east end of Long Island.
"A Perfect Murder"
Filmed in Glen Cove, "A Perfect Murder" (1998) starred Viggo Mortensen, Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Douglas.
Old Westbury Gardens played a small role in in 1999's "Cruel Intentions," starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe (pictured), as well as Reese Witherspoon.
"Man On the Moon"
Some scenes of "Man On the Moon," the biography of comedian Andy Kaufman, starring Jim Carrey, were shot at Saddle Rock Estates in the Village of Saddle Rock near Great Neck.
"Capturing the Friedmans"
The 2003 documentary "Capturing the Friedmans" was filmed in Great Neck, where the controversial child molestation case began.
"Something's Gotta Give"
"Something's Gotta Give" in 2003 had Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton's romantic scenes -- at least the outdoor ones -- taking place in the environs of Southampton and East Hampton.
"The Good Shepherd"
The 2006 movie "The Good Shepherd," starring Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon, told the story of the Central Intelligence Agency's beginnings on location in Manhasset.
A detective brings down Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas in 2007's "American Gangster." Long Island's Briarcliff Manor and Old Westbury Gardens were used in the movie.
"What Happens in Vegas"
Camera crews set up shop on Fire Island and at Oheka Castle in Huntington for 2008's "What Happens in Vegas," starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher.
Camera crews turned a 1913 Port Washington Colonial into a law office for "Win Win," starring Paul Giamatti (pictured right) as a struggling attorney. Other locations include the Port Washington Long Island Rail Road station, St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Rockville Centre and Lawrence High School.
Angelina Jolie is a CIA agent suspected of spying for the Russians in "Salt" (2010). The former Grumman facility in Bethpage served as a backdrop for part of the movie. Jolie was injured while filming an action sequence and was treated at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.
"Sex and the City 2"
An upscale after-wedding brunch in "Sex and the City 2" (2010) was filmed at Salutations Mansion in Glen Cove, starring the fabulous four -- Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis.
"Nice Guy Johnny"
East Hampton was featured as a backdrop in the 2010 romantic comedy "Nice Guy Johnny," starring Edward Burns.
"The Normal Heart"
Mark Ruffalo, right, and Joe Mantello in a scene from the HBO movie "The Normal Heart," which filmed on Long Island in summer and November 2013. Production spent 11 of 33 filming days on Long Island, including four days on location in Fire Island and Glen Cove and a week at Gold Coast Studios in Bethpage.
Actor Keanu Reeves filmed scenes for the 2014 action thriller "John Wick" at Republic Airport in Farmingdale on Dec. 21, 2013.