Mona Lisa Smiles on Columbia
In Mona Lisa Smile, Roberts plays an art history professor at Wellesley College in 1953. Costarring in the film are Julia Stiles, currently a student at Columbia College, and alumna Maggie Gyllenhaal 99CC. (One of the movies screenwriters, Lawrence Konnor, also wrote the episode of the HBOs The Sopranos in which a Columbia dean hits up Carmella Soprano for a donation to the school.)
Mona Lisa Smile will be out later this fall. Other movies filmed in part on Columbias campus include Anger Management (also with scenes in Havemeyer), Spiderman 1, Spiderman 2, The Stepford Wives, and Ghostbusters.
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