The actual locations
where Mel Gibson's 2004 thriller, "Paparazzi" were shot
(including photos, addresses and map links)
The red carpet movie
premiere at the beginning of the film (where Cole
Hauser and his wife
first encounter the paparazzi) wasn’t
actually filmed at a movie theatre. Rather, it was shot at
the MTA building,
located at 810 N. Vignes Street,
in downtown Los Angeles just west
of (behind) Union Station (and
east of Olvera Street).
(The interior of this same
MTA building was used for the scene
where Cole walks into the
the office building where his anger management
premiere at the end of the film also wasn’t shot at a
movie theatre. It was filmed at
Pantages Theatre, a "legitimate" (live) theatre
located at 6233 Hollywood Blvd
(at Vine Street),
When you first see Cole Hauser
jogging on the beach, that is El
Pescador State Beach,
which is located about six miles west
of Point Dume, (near where Pacific Coast
Canyon Road) at in Malibu.
[El Pescador means "The Fisherman".]
(below) was an actual home, located in Malibu
Canyon, which was empty and "For Sale"
at the time. They rented it
to shoot the film there. I don’t have the address, but it may be
Canyon Road, in the hills above the Malibu Pier.)
Cole visits a Malibu
market where a fan asks him to sign his picture in a tabloid
(the photo turns out to be a nude shot
of he and his wife). This scene was filmed at the Malibu
a small restaurant/market in the Malibu
Country Mart, at 3900 Cross Creek Road
(just off PCH),
in Malibu. They serve sandwiches and have
a good bakery, in addition to the small market.
The scene where Cole and his
family are having fun at the park,
when a paparazzo goads him
into throwing a punch at the photographer
(who won't stop shooting photos of Cole's child),
was shot at Rancho
Park (aka Cheviot Hills Park) at 2551
Motor Avenue (near Pico Blvd),
located right across the street from (south
of) 20th Century Fox Studios, in Century City.
Several times, we see Cole
and his crew shooting a movie outdoors
on the streets of L.A.
Those filming scenes were shot on Main
Street (near the Skid Row district), at the corner
of Main Street
& 4th Street in downtown Los Angeles.
The scenes of the paparazzo’s
boat were supposed to be at Marina Del Rey, but they were
actually shot at the Cabrillo
Marina in San Pedro, CA,
near 22nd Street.
scenes with the dancing girls were shot at a real nightclub
named "Deep", located at
1707 Vine Street,
at Hollywood & Vine, in Hollywood (just
west of The Pantages).
girls behind glass were actually a part of the real Deep. Deep
its name to "Basque",
and they toned it down a bit, but the dancing girls remain.
However, in April of 2008, a major fire gutted the building which housed