Actor Bruce Boxleitner

Celebrity Q&A
June 27, 2011

Illinois native appeared in ‘Gods and Generals’ and ‘Gettysburg’

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What was the title of the Civil War movie from several years back where Bruce Boxleitner played a Southern general?
—Cissy Mahaffey, Helena, Mont.

Your question is well-timed, as Boxleitner, a native of Elgin, Ill., is pumped about the July 4 Blu-ray and DVD rerelease of the companion Civil War epics Gods and Generals and Gettysburg as a limited-edition set. “I think Gods and Generals, as far as showing accuracy of the Civil War, was pretty darn close,” says the actor, 61, who portrayed Confederate Gen. James Longstreet in the 2003 production. “The whole process of re-creating that time was very fun, but took a lot of hours in makeup in an effort to re-create exactly the look as closely as we could get it.”


 

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