From The Western News:
Scott MacDonald grew up watching movies in the Dome Theater and later this month a film in which he stars in will be shown at that same theater.
MacDonald plays Blackie in the film “Water for Elephants.”
“I grew up watching movies in the Dome Theater and am thrilled that there will be folks from my old home town, gathering to see a movie that I am in,” he said. “I loved the escapism of films as a kid in Libby and wish I could be there to watch it in the Dome. Grab a popcorn Libby — and as they say in the movie about the circus — enjoy the most spectacular show on earth!”
MacDonald is a 1977 graduate of Libby High School. He frequently returns to Libby to visit family and fly fish “his” Kootenai and hike the Cabinets. MacDonald graduated from Washington State University with dual bachelor’s in theatre and broadcasting and achieved his master of fine arts at California Institute of the Arts.
“Water for Elephants” is scheduled to play at the Dome Theater May 20 through May 26. Based on the bestselling book, the movie follows veterinary school student Jacob as he meets and falls in love Marlena, a star performer in a circus. They come together though their compassion for a special elephant.
MacDonald stars as Blackie, a bodyguard for the film’s villain, August.
During the film, MacDonald got the chance to work alongside a number of well-known actors including Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz and Robert Pattinson.
MacDonald describes Oscar winner Witherspoon as a courageous actor and a very sweet human being. Waltz, also an Oscar winner, is a soft spoken, highly intelligent guy, according to MacDonald.
He says “Twilight” star Pattinson is a genuinely great guy.
MacDonald gets in a number of fights with Pattinson in the film and says both of them were pretty bruised up, but Pattinson didn’t complain once.
Blackie kills me in the movie. So menacing. You feel the punches, can’t you? I cringe every time. Great job, Scott!
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