Billy Bob Thornton Talks 'The Alamo'[Tuesday, May 27th, 2003]
Billy Bob Thornton has been speaking with Entertainment Tonight about starring in the recreation of the classic standoff at the historical landmark - The Alamo.
"I was pretty astounded when I first saw the set," Billy Bob tells our own LEONARD MALTIN. "Particularly the Alamo itself. It kind of gives you a chill. And when I saw the Mexican army up on the hill there and there I was in my full rig -- with my flintlock rifle -- it got kind of spooky."
In restaging the 13-day siege that took place in 1836, filmmakers recreated the actual Alamo down to the smallest details on a 51-acre set in Austin, TX. The movie tells the epic tale of the less than 200 Texas troops who faced off against 6,000 Mexican soldiers. Billy Bob stars as DAVY CROCKETT while Jason plays JIM BOWIE, who they named the Bowie knife after.
"Working in the cold and the rain and all kind of things, just like they did at the Alamo, it puts you there," says Billy Bob.
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