11 Best Portrayals of Wisconsinites in Movie History

It’s not often you’ll see a movie about Wisconsin. And when you do come across such a film – you probably won’t be happy with how our state and our people are portrayed. (Check out our article on the worst depictions of Wisconsin in movies for more on that). During college, I had an internship […]

4 Worst Depictions of Wisconsin in Movie History

Let’s be honest folks, the silver screen is not always kind to Wisconsin. Sure, there are more than a few movies that do Wisconsin proud, but on the whole we’re portrayed as terrible hicks or ignored completely. But don’t take my word for it. These four movies are, for better or worse, the least realistic representations […]

21 of the Best Wisconsin TV Shows & Characters

Most of the time – when you plop down on the couch and turn on the television – you’ll end up watching shows based in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago. Maybe the executives in Hollywood think that’s what Americans want to watch. Maybe the people creating those shows just lack creativity. But some of […]

The Story of Clifford Thompson – The Tallest Wisconsinite to Ever Live

Did you know one of the tallest men in the world was a Wisconsinite? Clifford Thompson claimed he was 8’7″ tall. Although, there has been some controversy over his actual height. According to thetallestman.com, he towered 7′ 5″ above ground. And a researcher named Craig Albert, more recently used photo-analysis to determine his size was somewhere […]

Bingo Night! Filmmakers and Stars Return for the Wisconsin Film Festival

Two friends who started a filmmaking partnership while attending UW Madison are bringing their first big independent project back home. Bingo Night! is a comedic crime-drama about a trio of grandmas who take matters into their own hands when they decide to take the local bingo hall for all it’s worth. (See the trailer after the […]

14 Famous Filmmakers from Wisconsin

You may be surprised to learn that some of your favorite movies were made by filmmakers who come from Wisconsin. This list of groundbreaking movie-makers includes the men who made everything from untouchable classics and cult comedies to campy low-budget horror flicks. Grab some popcorn and check out the directors from America’s Dairyland.

13 Celebrities Who Love the Green Bay Packers

No matter where you go in America you are going to find Green Bay Packers fans. That includes celebrity circles in Hollywood. Los Angeles may seems like a strange place for fans of the Green and Gold to exist – but remember – the city hasn’t had its own NFL team in almost 20 years. […]

Bingo Night – Grandmas Go Rogue in a Wisconsin-Made Film That Needs Your Support

Go to the local bingo hall in any Wisconsin town and you’re sure to find plenty of senior ladies with multiple game cards in front of them, dobbers in hand and focused looks on their faces. But what if somewhere in the crowd, there was a grandma with a scheme emerging in her mind? What […]

40 Famous People from Wisconsin

Have you ever noticed how no matter where you go, you almost always run into people who are originally from Wisconsin? It’s either that – or you meet folks with a direct connection to our state. It seems to be the same story in Hollywood circles. You’ll find screen legends as well as D-list celebrities […]