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Seabiscuit Interviews, from the Horse's Mouth

Seabiscuit movie poster courtesy of Universal

Dateline: 07/15/2003
by Staci Layne Wilson
www.staciwilson.com

It's Ken Burns meets Frank Capra in the inspirational true story of Seabiscuit, the little horse who could.

The movie, based on Laura Hillenbrand's bestseller, follows a half-blind ex-boxer (Tobey Maguire), a mustang breaker (Chris Cooper) and a millionaire (Jeff Bridges) as they bring their knobby-kneed, undersized racehorse, Seabiscuit, to win Horse of the Year honors in 1938.

The movie is not coming out until July 25, but I was lucky enough to attend an advance screening and interview some of the actors at the Santa Anita Racetrack. Tobey Maguire was busy shooting the sequel to Spider-Man, but Gary Stevens (real life jockey turned actor), Chris Cooper, and Jeff Bridges were on hand to tell me all I ever wanted to know about Seabiscuit, and then some!

Gary Stevens Interview (plays George Woolf)

Chris Cooper Interview (plays Tom Smith)

Jeff Bridges Interview (plays Charles Howard)

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With the movie coming up soon, the amount of Seabiscuit information and, of course, merchandise is booming. Here are some links to just about anything Seabiscuit you could want to know or own.

Information

Fun Stuff
  • Seabiscuit Trivia Quiz - test your knowledge of Seabiscuit
  • Seabiscuit postcards - a selection of 6 different photos to send to online friends as postcards
  • Seabiscuit Clip Art - a selection of my original Seabiscuit clip art to use on your website or in your signature
  • Seabiscuit wallpaper - this one is 800x600 with his statue in the middle and 4 smaller old photos around it. Also available is the statue alone in 800x600 or 1024x768. These are large images and will be slow to download. Once you see them, you can right click on the image to set it as your wallpaper.
Videos and DVDs Books Merchandise

Poster courtesy of Universal Studios.

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