From Brad Pitt, to Mel Gibson, to Marlon Brando, many A-list stars have filmed movies right here in the Garden State. Here's a look at a handful.

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    Garden State

    The cult classic starring Zac Braff and Natalie Portman was filmed all over New Jersey including in Wallington, Morris Plains, Roseland, Cranford, Livingston, Newark, S. Orange, Mahwah, and Tenafly.

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    12 Monkeys

    The Terry Gilliam-directed mind-bender, starring Bruce Willis, Madeline Stowe, and Brad Pitt was one of the first films Pitt was taken really seriously as an actor. Parts were filmed in vacant motels off Admiral Wilson Blvd. in Camden.

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    The kidnapping drama, directed by Ron Howard and starring Mel Gibson and Rene Russo, was filmed in Bergen County, Fairlawn, Jersey City, Riverdale, Paramus, and Haledon.

  • 4

    On the Waterfront

    The film the earned Marlon Brando his first Academy Award was shot entirely in Hoboken.

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    Eddie and The Cruisers

    The movie, rumored to be loosely based on the story of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, starring Michael Pare, was filmed all over South Jersey, in Mt. Holly, Atlantic City, Atco, Glendora, Ocean City, Somers Point, Vineland, and Highlands.

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    Atlantic City

    The 1980 classic starring Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon was shot in Atlantic City, on the Ocean Drive bridge, at the Knife and Fork Inn, by Lucy the Elephant, and Resorts Casino Hotel.