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Elgin-born actor reprises role as Tron

16 December 2010 RS 5 Comments

Alley, Elgin, IL Alley, Elgin, IL (Photo by The Elginite).

Elgin-born actor Bruce Boxleitner reprises his role as Tron in the Hollywood film Tron: Legacy, which opens at theaters Friday. Boxleitner played the role of Alan Bradley and Tron in the original 1982 movie, which has become a cult classic due to its unique concept, horrible acting (aside from Jeff Bridges) and stunning graphics.

The Legacy sequel is as likely as any contemporary film to live up to the graphics of the original. The movie is directed by a Columbia University professor, Joseph Kosinski, who is an expert in computer-based architectural rendering and computer generated imagery in general. It’s his first feature film.

Tron: Legacy in 3D opens at Marcus Theatres Ultracreen in Elgin (with a midnight showing) and AMC Barrringon 30 on Friday.

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  1. Common Sense Clarence says:

    Does anyone know where Bruce Boxleitner lived while in Elgin? Did he ever live in South Elgin?


    • RS says:

      Clarence, I think he was just born here, because Sherman hospital has served as a regional hospital for probably as long as it’s been around. Quite a few people born here but never lived here. I’m guessing he falls into this group.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks RS

  3. MS says:

    I read a magazine article years ago on Boxleitner. He stated one of his favorite childhood memories was sitting on his grandfather’s lap while on a tractor on his grandfather’s farm on the West side of Elgin. They didn’t go into detail on the exact location.

  4. Gibster says:

    Wanted to share that our fave Elginite actor is premiering in a SyFy original movie “Area 51″ tonight. Check out the promo - I know I’ll have fun DVRing Bruce Boxleitner to share with the kids tomorrow.

    “Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5, Tron) stars in the premiere of Area 51 tonight at 9/8c. Check the promo at http://video.syfy.com/movies_events/syfy_saturday/promos_trailers_8/area-51–syfy-original-movie/v1293041