Have any major movies ever filmed on location in Alaska? Or is it just too difficult to get there for actors and film crews?
—Bill Hamperlin, Richardson, Texas
It’s more than a quick hop from Hollywood, but the 49th state has hosted several movie productions over the years, including The Thing, Insomnia, Runaway Train and Into the Wild. A lot of films and TV shows with Alaska settings are shot elsewhere, including the 2009 movie The Proposal and television’s Men in Trees and Northern Exposure.