Famous Hollywood Movie Productions in Wyoming

Famous Hollywood Movie Productions in Wyoming

Wyoming is a state in the mountainous area of the western United States with Cheyenne as its capital. It is the tenth largest by area and one of the least populated states in the Untied States.

Wyoming And Hollywood

Wyoming remains a central location to many famous Hollywood scripts and films about Wyoming. With its well-known history of cattle ranches, Wyoming has directed several popular films. In fact, the age of Hollywood westerns went to Wyoming for its idealised landscapes and infamous images of cowboys and cattle. Due to the numerous Wyoming movie productions,[1] cowboy boots and stetson hats became the stereotype for the citizens of Wyoming in the eyes of society, and with Hollywood movies, John Wayne, Charlton Heston and Kenny Rogers, Wyoming is shown as the western state of outlaws, cowboys and vigilantes.

Famous Movie Productions In Wyoming

Normally, you would not think of Wyoming as a source of big budget movies from Hollywood.[2] However, you might be surprised how many legendary films have been recorded, or is based on our great country.

When you think of Wyoming, in general, you don’t usually think of Hollywood. However, Wyoming is a place of many successful films. Of course, many of them westerns, but also other kinds of movies are filmed in this area also.


Here is a list of famous movies that were filmed in this attractive state.

1. Brokeback Mountain

This is a 2005 romantic drama directed by Ang Lee and producer Diana Ossana and James Schamus. Adapted from the novel by Annie Proulx in 1997, the script was written by Larry McMurtry and Ossana. Brokeback Mountain was established in Wyoming.

2. The Outlaw Josey Wales

It’s the American revisionist western deluxe colour and panavision film set in 1976 during and after the Civil War. Some of the scenes were filmed in remote parts of Wyoming.

3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

It is a science fiction film written and directed in 1977 by Steven Spielberg, starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban and Cary Guffey.


Talk about Roy Neary (character in the movie), a white collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after meeting with an unidentified flying object (UFO). Several scenes from Close Encounters of the Third Kind were filmed near Devils Tower, outside Moorcroft.

4. Star Trek: The Motion Picture

It is a science fiction film released in 1979 by Paramount Pictures. Some of the scenes were filmed in Wyoming

5. Every Which Way But Loose

It is an American comedy from 1978. The film follows Clint Eastwood around the country and was recorded in several countries, including California, Colorado and in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

6. Rocky IV

This is an American drama film written in 1985, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone. The film’s co-stars include Dolph Lundgren, Burt Young, Talia Shire, Carl weather, Tony Burton, Brigitte Nielsen and Michael Pataki. Rocky IV  remained in the sport’s biggest hit movie for many years. This is the fourth and biggest financial success in a series of Rocky movies. Areas near Grand Teton National Park have been used as a setting for frozen Russian landscape when Rocky went to the Soviet Union to fight against Ivan Drago.


7. Nebraska

This is an American film in black and white, directed by Alexander Payne and written by Bob Nelson. Stars include Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb and Bob Odenkirk. The film follows a resident of Montana and his son trying to win the lottery prize of one million dollars for the long trip to Nebraska. Several scenes of American Nebraska were shot in Buffalo.

8. Django Unchained

This is an American film in 2012 western. Established in the wild west and Antebellum south, it is a very stylized variation of spaghetti westerns, and gives recognition to the 1966 Italian film, Django, by Sergio Corbucci, by having the Django star, Franco Nero make a cameo. Grand Tetons were used as a backdrop to the western film, Django Unchained.

9. Flicka

It’s a family adventure drama 2006 British-American film loosely based on the 1941 novel, My Friend Flicka, by Mary O’Hara. The film was directed by Michael Mayer and written by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal. The film also includes Maria Bello, Ryan Kwanten and country singer, Tim McGraw, who was also the executive producer on the soundtrack album. Some parts of the film were shot in Sheridan.

10. Shane

This is an American film in the 1953, known for the landscapes, film editing, performance and contribution to the genre. The film is produced and directed by George Stevens; the screenplay was written by Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Jr., and is based on 1949 novel by Jack Schaefer. The film was shot in Jackson Hole.


11. Starship Troopers

It’s an action American military satirical (1997) directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier. Parts of Starship Troopers was shot around the canyons Half Acre Hell.

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10 Benefits of Sleeping Naked You Probably Didn’t Know

10 Benefits of Sleeping Naked You Probably Didn’t Know

Sleeping is one of the most important things we do every night.

Getting the right amount of sleep has an untold number of health benefits and not getting enough sleep is a serious problem in many countries around the world.

So you should have heard of the many benefits of getting adequate sleep, but did you know that you can get additional benefits by sleeping naked?

Here are some benefits of sleeping in the nude:


Video Summary

1. It is easier.

When you don’t have to worry about sleeping in clothes, things start to get easier. You don’t have to buy pajamas, which can save you money. You have less clothes to wash and less clothes to put away. You may have to clean your bed sheets more often, but not nearly as often as you’d have to wash your pajamas when you run out.

2. It forces you to be ready to go more often.

Some people get off of work, change into their pajamas, and use this as an excuse to stay home the rest of the evening. This can lead to a more sedentary lifestyle, which has been attributed to things like weight gain.[1] When you keep your regular clothes on, you tend to go out more often and that’s a good thing.

3. It can make you feel happier and more free.

Just imagine the feeling of laying in bed naked. You’re free of your pants and underwear. Women, you’re not wearing a constrictive bra. It’s just you sandwiched between two cool sheets. The feeling just makes you want to smile and it makes you feel more free. Everyone can use that kind of good feeling every now and then, and it may even help you be happier as a person.

4. Skin-on-skin contact is the best.


    If you’re married, or living with your significant other, sleeping naked gives a greater chance of skin-on-skin contact, especially when it comes to cuddling. This kind of contact can also lead to a more active sex life. All of this releases copious amounts of oxytocin, which is the neurotransmitter that helps you feel those good feelings about your significant other.[2]

    5. It could lead to better sleep.

    Let’s revisit the scenario I described above. There are no drawstrings or clothes getting tangled in sheets. You don’t have to worry about shirts getting twisted. All of these distractions go away when you sleep naked and it may help you get better, deeper sleep. You don’t need science to tell you that better, deeper sleep only helps you be healthier.

    6. It can help your skin.

    For once your body gets to breathe. Your private parts, armpits, and feet are generally restricted all day and are often covered by multiple layers, even in the summer time. Give those parts a chance to air out and breathe. This can lower the risk of skin diseases, like athlete’s foot, that result from wet, restricted skin.[3]

    7. It helps you regulate your cortisol.

    Cortisol is a very strange chemical in the body but it can do a lot of damage. When you sleep naked, it helps keep your body temperature at the optimal ranges so your body can better create cortisol. If you sleep overheated your cortisol levels tend to stay high, even after you wake up. This can lead to increased anxiety, cravings for bad food, weight gain, and more terrible things.[4] Sleep naked so you can keep your body temperature down and sleep well so your body can properly produce and regulate cortisol.


    8. It balances your melatonin and growth hormone.

    Continuing along that same vein, keeping your sleeping environment below 70 degrees (F) every night can help your body regulate its melatonin and growth hormone levels. These chemicals help the body do things like prevent aging and are essential to good health. When you sleep in clothes, your body heats up and prevents effective use of these hormones. In other words, sleeping with clothes on makes you grow old faster.

    9. It can keep your sex organs happier.

    For men, the cooler sleeping conditions allows your testes to remain at a cooler temperature. This helps keep your sperm healthy and your reproductive systems functioning as normal. For women, the cooler and more airy sleeping conditions can actually help prevent yeast infections. Yeast grows better in warm, moist conditions.[5] When it’s cooler and dryer, the growth of yeast is prevented.

    10. Sleeping in the summer is more bearable.

      Summertime is a tricky time to get good sleep. If you don’t have air conditioning, then you may find your bedroom a bit stuffy at night.


      Shedding those bedtime clothes can help the bedroom feel more comfortable. You may even be able to turn the A/C off on those cooler nights, which can save you a few bucks on your electricity bill.

      Don’t wake up drenched in sweat again because your thermostat is downstairs and the hot air expands up to your bedroom where the thermostat can’t read the warm temperatures.

      Sleep well with your naked body!

      With these tips in mind, it’s time to start taking off your clothes at night!

      Of course, there are times where clothes are preferable. If you are ill or it’s cold outside, then you should sleep with clothes on to help you stay warm and prevent further illness. Otherwise, go commando!

      If you’re looking for more tips to sleep well and get up feeling energetic, I recommend you to check out this guide:

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