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If you've heard of World War Z then you know it stars Brad Pitt as the male lead. Did you know that the female lead, Mireille Enos, graduated from BYU?

There are several actors with Utah ties who have made their mark in Hollywood. Here are 11 famous actors with some surprising connections to Utah.

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Aaron Eckhart
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Eckhart, probably best known for his role of Harvey Dent in "The Dark Night," attended Brigham Young University in Provo.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in film from the College of Fine Arts and Communications in 1994.

Mireille Enos

Enos also attended BYU, where she studied acting. She stars as Sarah Linden in the TV series "The Killing" and played a part in the 2012 film "The Gangster Squad," starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. She stars opposite Brad Pitt in this summer's blockbuster "World War Z".

Kevin Rahm
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Rahm won the Irene Ryan Award for best college actor while studying at BYU. He was also enrolled at BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law school but is said to have dropped out to pursue acting.

Rahm is currently acting in the TV series "Desperate Housewives" and "I Hate My Teenage Daughter."

Robert Redford
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Redford is well-known around Utah. He bought a ski area, which is now known as Sundance. He also founded the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, as well as the restaurant Zoom.

James Woods
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Woods, who starred in "Once Upon a Time in America" and "The Last Day of Summer," was born in Vernal, Utah. He didn't live there for long, however, as he spent his childhood in Rhode Island. He is currently acting in four films set to be released in 2012 and 2013.

Jason Bateman
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Bateman's family moved to Salt Lake City when he was 4 years old and later moved to California. He has starred in movies such as "Juno" and "The Switch," as well as the TV series "Arrested Development," which is said to have a movie version in preproduction.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead
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Winstead's family moved to Utah when she was young, and she attended schools in Sandy. Her fist appearance on Broadway was with Donny Osmond in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." She also starred in the movies "Sky High" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World."

Roseanne Barr
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Barr was born and grew up in Salt Lake City with her three siblings. She is best known for her TV sitcom "Roseanne" and has won an Emmy, Golden Globe and other awards for her role in the show.

Matthew Davis
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Davis was born in Salt Lake City and went to school at the University of Utah. He has been in movies such as "Legally Blonde" with Reese Witherspoon and "Blue Crush" with Kate Bosworth. He is currently starring in the TV series "The Vampire Diaries."

Chelsea Hightower
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Hightower was born in Las Vegas but was raised in Orem, where she attended Utah Valley University. Hightower made it to the top six on the TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" and is now a regular on "Dancing With the Stars."

Wilford Brimley
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Brimley was born in Salt Lake City and moved with his family to California when he was 6 years old. He is known for his roles in "The Thing," "Hotel New Hampshire," "The Natural" and "Cocoon."

He is also recognized for his appearance in Quaker Oats commercials during the '80s and '90s.