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Posted at 5:37 PM ET, 10/ 7/2010

'Secretariat': Talking with director Randall Wallace about his horse story

By Jen Chaney

The most famous Triple Crown winner in racehorse history becomes a movie star this weekend with the release of Disney's "Secretariat," the story of the thoroughbred, his owner Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) and how they managed to set records in 1975 that haven't been matched since.

Randall Wallace -- the director of "Secretariat" and a filmmaker best known for his behind-the-camera work on "We Were Soldiers" and as the writer of "Braveheart" -- recently visited Washington and spent a few minutes talking about, among other things, why he took on this project after a seven-year break from directing and which horse-racing films inspired his work on "Secretariat." The movie, by the way, has gotten a three-star review from Post critic Ann Hornaday.

Watch a portion of the interview in the video below. Then, after the jump, watch another clip about Wallace's appearances this season on "Entourage" in which he confirms that, in real life, he's refused to work with actors for the same reason his character rebuffed Vincent Chase on the show.


Here's Wallace, talking "Entourage":

By Jen Chaney  | October 7, 2010; 5:37 PM ET
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Why wasn't Sarah Jessica Parker cast as Secretariat?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | October 8, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

That's 1973 not 75. Would that it had been 75 - then I would have seen him win the Derby!

Posted by: gamecock1 | October 8, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

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