Spielberg skipped Clinton wedding to be on farm

The "Jurassic Park" filmmaker was one of a handful of A-list celebrities invited to attend the wedding of former US president Bill Clinton's only daughter to her banker fiance Marc Mezvinsky last weekend but Spielberg skipped the affair so he could pay a visit to a farm in Widecombe-in-the-Moor, reports imdb.com.

The director was in preparation of his plans to shoot new movie "War Horse" in Dartmoor on the 450-acre Holwell Farm.

"It has been chaotic but very memorable. He came here for a recce of the area. It was Bill Clinton's daughter's wedding and much of the world's media thought he was there," said farm owner Philippa Hughes.

"We showed him around the farm, showed him the views and he met the animals, like our piglets and Dartmoor ponies. He was very friendly and unassuming. He loved the animals and we found him a very easy person to be around.

"Some of the Americans among the crew were very impressed with Dartmoor. When you tell them the landscape has remained virtually unchanged for centuries, they can't quite believe it. It's such an iconic landscape," he added.

The project, based on Michael Morpurgo's novel, tells the story of a horse shipped to France during World War I.

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