Forsyth may be a small town, but our film history runs deep. Film fans and movie buffs will love scouting out the locations of some of America’s favorite movies and TV shows. Filming is always going on in and around Forsyth, so be sure to visit often—you just might see your favorite celebrity!
Baby Driver (2017)
A police chase scene from the movie
Baby Driver was filmed on the bridge on Round Oak Juliette Road. The movie, starring Jamie Foxx, is about a getaway driver taking part in a doomed heist.
7 Little Johnstons (2015)
The Johnston family stars in TLC’s television series
7 Little Johnstons. The show centers on the family’s everyday life and the ways they live with achondroplasia dwarfism.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Ron Burgundy and the gang filmed in locations across Georgia for
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Remember that underwater scene? It was filmed in Forsyth’s Georgia Public Safety Training Center.
Jayne Mansfield’s Car (2012)
Jayne Mansfield’s Car, directed by Billy Bob Thornton, stars Thornton, Kevin Bacon, Dennis Quaid, and Robert Duvall. Filming took place around High Falls State Park in 2011. The movie is about two families coming together after the death of an estranged wife.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
The iconic southern movie
Fried Green Tomatoes was filmed in nearby Juliette, Georgia. Visit Juliette today and you’ll find delicious food (and yes, fried green tomatoes) at the Whistle Stop Café, two grave markers for Buddy Threadgood and Ruth Jamison, and a morbid reminder by the barbeque pit: “The secret was in the sauce.”
In 2006, camera crews returned to Juliette to film the documentary
Fried Green Tomorrows: Juliette, GA Lives, starring Danny Vinson and directed by Neill Calabro.
A Killing Affair (1986)
Six years before
Fried Green Tomatoes, the movie A Killing Affair was filmed in Juliette. It stars Peter Weller and Kathy Baker, and it tells the story of a woman in West Virginia who takes in a drifter she believes killed her husband.
Return to Macon County (1974)
Return to Macon County, the sequel to Macon County Line, was filmed in several locations in Monroe County. Starring Nick Nolte and Don Johnson, the movie follows two teenagers who take their Chevy across the country to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California.