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- Movie being filmed in downtown Dayton just the latest source of celebrity sightings.
- Tom Hanks, Bradley Cooper, Lance Bass, Sheryl Crow on long list of famous faces spotted around town.
You don't have to go to Hollywood to see a star.
Dayton, you are a star.
Some really Hollywood stars were spotted on the set of the movie “The Old Man and the Gun.” Scenes from the movie about a bank robber starring Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Sissy Spacek and others were filmed downtown Dayton and in the Liberty Tower on May 1-2, 2017.
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But this is just the latest in a string of celebrity spottings around Dayton.
Dave Chappelle, our resident celebrity, is probably the most frequently spotted famous face around Yellow Springs when he isn’t, you know, hosting Saturday Night Live or working on mega-million Netflix specials.
The Academy Award-winning actors , whose critically acclaimed films include “Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia,” “Cast Away,” “Big,” and “Sleepless in Seattle," visited Fairborn in April 2016 to dedicate the Tom Hanks Center of Motion Pictures.
The center is part of the $27 million newly renovated and expanded Creative Arts Center at Wright State University.
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The singer swung by the Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave in Dayton’s Oregon District, while in town in June for a show at the Fraze.
She ordered the DubPub's delicious fish and chips, her favorite thing at the restaurant.
The solo artist who got her start as part of the Staples Singers with her dad and siblings, gave numerous shout-outs to Wheat Penny Oven and Bar, 515 Wayne Ave., and its owner Elizabeth Wiley during her rocking performance in June at the Fraze.
Staples and her group visited Wheat Penny and order grilled shrimp and vegetables on polenta, pepperoni gumbo, eggplant fries, green beans and pizza.
NAOMI CAMPBELL, GAYLE KING, Q-TIP, BRADLEY COOPER
A plane full celebrities partied down with residents at Dave Chappelle's two-day Juke Joint at Yellow Springs' Whitehall Farms.
They included rappers D-Nice, Talib Kweli and Q-Tip, CBS News' Gayle King, actor Bradley Cooper, model/actress Naomi Campbell, comedian Donnell Rawlings and magician David Blaine.
PRETTY MUCH ALL OF "THE WEST WING"
Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Joshua Malina and Mary McCormack and Dayton's very own Allison Janney (AKA Toby, Josh, Charlie, Will, Kate and C.J. from the NBC's "The West Wing" ) canvassed Dayton for Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton in September.
IVANKA AND DONALD TRUMP JR.
Ivanka Trump toured Middletown Tube Works and spoke to several female business leaders earlier this month.
His namesake, Donald Jr., spoke to Miami University students Sunday.
The actress best known as Amy on the television series "Secret Life of the American Teenager," Hazel in "The Fault in Our Stars," and Beatrice in "The Divergent Series" was at SunWatch Indian Village and Archeological Park in July.
The Emmy award-winning actress was in Dayton Sept. 26 for a Dayton Women for Hillary Clinton event
Messing, the star of ABC’s “Will and Grace,” is set to appear in ABC's remake of “Dirty Dancing.”
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The Grammy and Academy award winning singer and Springfield native visited Dayton and several other Ohio cities on behalf of Hillary Clinton.
He was also in Springfield for the opening of the John Legend Theater at the Springfield Center of Innovation: The Dome.
The *NSYNC singer in September met with Wright State University students on the university's Quad and talked about why he supports Hillary Clinton, according to Petey L. Peterson, the university's director of LGBTQA Affairs.
Bass also stopped by Wheat Penny.
Wright State and the restaurant showed up on LOGO TV.
The actor was spotted in Yellow Springs not once but twice in 2016.
Ashley Jenkins the owner of Ashley Jenkins Photography took a selfie with him after spotting the "American Sniper" with Chappelle at Dino's Cappuccinos, 225 Xenia Ave.