Hollywood movies filmed in turkey
1. Skyfall: The opening sequence starts in the Eminönü neighborhood in the heart of Istanbul. Bond enters the old Deutsche Orientbank building and then starts a motorbike chase with henchman Patrice (Ola Rapace). The scenes had been filmed at Yeni Mosque in front of the Eminönü market square and later on in the halls of the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest covered markets in the world, as well as on the roof of the market.
2. Taken 2: Taken 2 follows Liam Neeson around Istanbul as he attempts to save his family from a group of Albanian crime lords. While the car chase scenes feature much of the Istanbul skyline, including the New Mosque and the streets around the Grand Bazaar, part of the film was shot in the Çemberlitaş Turkish bath – one of the most famous and longest established hamams in the city.
3. Argo: The chandeliers of Hagia Sophia and its lighting system were renewed during the recent restoration process, but museum visitors and management complained about the LED lights. Filming for “Argo” began in Los Angeles and continued in Washington and Istanbul. Istanbul’s historic neighborhoods Beyoğlu, Fatih and Eminönü, which Affleck compared to Iran, served as natural settings.
4. Hitman: Hitman revolves around “Agent 47”, a professional hitman engineered to be an assassin and known only by the last two digits of the barcode on the back of his head. Parts of the film were shot in İstanbul.
5. Inferno: This film adaptation of the adventures of Robert Langdon, Harvard University professor of symbology, was partly filmed in İstanbul in the Hagia Sophia Museum, Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt Square, İstanbul University’s main gate, Beyazıt Çadırcılar Street, Kennedy Street, and Eminönü.