Actor Anthony Hopkins had the chance to work with Bart the Bear in two films: Legends of the Fall (1994) and The Edge (1997). According to trainer, Lynn Seus, "Tony Hopkins was absolutely brilliant with Bart...He acknowledged and respected him like a fellow actor. He would spend hours just looking at Bart and admiring him. He did so many of his own scenes with Bart."
Bart the Bear (1977-2000) with owner/trainer Doug Seus. Bart was a Kodiak bear born in Maryland, reaching 9'6" and weighing 1500 pounds at adulthood. Starred in several movies. After a diagnosis of cancer, he was euthanized in 2000.