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See Mount Rushmore’s Most Memorable Moments at the Movies

In honor of the monument's 75th anniversary

Movie lovers may be most likely to settle down on the evening of October 31 with a classic horror film, but those weary of ghouls and chainsaws can choose to celebrate a different holiday this Halloween: Mount Rushmore’s 75th birthday. Since its completion on this day in 1941, the monument has inspired reverence for presidents past, ire over its disregard for Native American history and, as with anything so iconically American, plenty of movie moments. From Hitchcock to Burton to Stone and Parker, here are some of Hollywood’s most memorable tributes to—and computer-enhanced demo jobs on—those granite faces in South Dakota.


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