The actual locations
where Mel Gibson's
2004 thriller, "Paparazzi" were shot
(including photos, addresses and map links)
scene where a paparazzo deliberately lies to Cole (in front
of his wife),
about seeing him with another girl on
his lap, were shot at the Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Ave.
(at 5thStreet), in downtown
chase (and resulting crash) was shot in downtown
on south Figueroa Street,
in particular, around Figueroa
Street & 8th Street.
View Hospital", where Cole’s wife and son are treated,
was composed of two different locations:
entrance was actually the Sunkist
Building, on 14130 Riverside Drive
(near HazeltineAve.), in
Sherman Oaks, CA (in the Valley).
The hospital interiors were
shot at an empty/closed hospital (the former North Hollywood Medical Center,
where the TV show "Scrubs"
often shoots), at 12629 Riverside Drive.
(just two miles east of the Sunkist Building.)
The scenes of the motorcycle
crash were filmed in the rocky hills above Chatsworth,
which separate the San Fernando Valley
from the Simi Valley.
The scene showing the newspaper
office of the "Paparazzi" tabloid actually showed
the corner of Broadway &
Third Street, in downtown Los Angeles.
The scene where the paparazzo
is pulled over in his car and then shot by the
(when he grabs a mock gun) was filmed
near the corner of Lankershim Blvd & Vineland
in North Hollywood.
(In the background, once can
see Roger Dunn Golf shop, which is at 4744 Lankershim Blvd,
Odyssey Video, which is at 4810
and Mark’s Paint, which is at 4830 Vineland
The scene where the detective
(played by Dennis Ferina) sees the
and gets wise, was filmed near the corner
of Ventura Blvd & Laurelgrove Ave,
Ventura Blvd,in Studio City
(in theSan FernandoValley).
The photos on this
page are stills from the DVD of "Paparazzi"
(which you can buy by clicking
here) and are copyright Icon Pictures.