John Wayne Airport is not only renown for its moniker of a famous actor by the name of John Wayne. Since the airport was named in honor of the late cowboy and western actor, the airport also referred to as Orange County Airport has at least 10 film credits. From dramatic, comedy to action movies, John Wayne Airport has been a popular airport location for numerous movies shot in Orange County, California.

John Wayne Airport trivia:

Aside from being in the entertainment business, what do Joe Pesci, Goldie Hawn and Clint Eastwood have in common? All were involved in movies that used the Orange County Airport as a film location.

According to sources at Wikipedia, “8 Heads in a Duffel Bag” with Joe Pesci were filmed to portray the role as San Diego International Airport’s baggage claim area.

Director, Cameron Crowe has shot two movies at the John Wayne Airport: “Jerry Maguire” (1996) and “Elizabethtown” (2005). Both movies were comprised of A-list actors and actresses (Kirsten Dunsts, Tom Cruise, and Susan Sarandon to name a few.

What is the address of  the SNA airport? The address registered to John Wayne Airport as the location for film production at Orange County Airport is listed as:

  • 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, California, USA


During 1996, the Orange County Airport was the location for two movie titles: “Up Close and Personal” with Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer and “Jerry Maguire” (Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger and Cuba Gooding, Jr.)

John Wayne Airport trivia:

Which television sitcom is documented as the only show to shoot a segment at John Wayne Airport? The answer is: “Arrested Development.”

(**The Internet Movie Database ( is the resource of the information provided this article pertaining to the film productions shot at John Wayne Airport)

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