Spun (2002)

The 2002 Jonas Akerlund film “Spun” was filmed in Southern California, with much of the production taking place in the San Fernando Valley. The house of Spider Mike, played by John Leguizamo, can be found in Sylmar.

LOCATION: 12799 Telfair Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342

The home is not derelict like it appears in the film.

The motel where Nikki and The Cook, played by Brittany Murphy and Mickey Rourke respectively, stay throughout the film can be found in Pacoima.

LOCATION: 10225 San Fernando Rd, Pacoima, CA 91331

Ross, played by Jason Schwartzman, visits this strip club in North Hollywood, which is only seen from interior views in the film.

LOCATION: 6630 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606

Nikki takes her dog to a pet clinic, which is a real business in Sun Valley.

LOCATION: 11814 Sheldon St, Sun Valley, CA 91352

The liquor store The Cook visits is referred to by name as Circus Liquor in the film. However, it is not the more famous location on Vineland in North Hollywood, with the large clown sign seen in such films as “Clueless.” It was a different location at 6417 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606, which is no longer a Circus Liquor.

Near the end of the film, Ross meets up with his ex-girlfriend at Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles (532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013).

Almost Famous (2000)

The house of Patrick Fugit’s character, where he lives with Francis McDormand and Zooey Deschanel in Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical film “Almost Famous,” is set in San Diego, California.  However, the real home used in the film is actually located in Santa Monica, California.

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LOCATION: 1047 Maple St, Santa Monica, CA 90405