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Albany actor ready to watch his big screen debut

December 21, 2006

Albany - Football, movies and Albany are once again in the mix for Friday's nationwide premiere of the movie "We are Marshall".

One person in Albany who will be among the first in line to see the movie is Beau Turpin.

Turpin was a featured extra in the movie that stars Matthew McConaughey.

The film tells the story of the plane crash that killed 75 members of the Marshall football team in 1970 and the struggles the Huntington, West Virginia community had in dealing with the crash and the efforts to rebuild the football program.

Beau Turpin, who played high school football at Deerfield-Windsor, is one of the freshman members of the Marshall team in the movie.

He has yet to see the film because he was taking finals at Georgia Southern during the premiere in Atlanta earlier this month.

But Turpin, whose face can be seen in some of the movie's promotional ads, is looking forward to seeing himself on the big screen Friday.

Turpin said "Seeing all of these previews and seeing everything from the past weeks on end, I have kind of accepted the fact that it is going to be pretty neat to see it. I was watching "monday Night football" and they had pictures come up (on screen) while (Matthew) McConaghey was talking and I got to see myself on Monday Night Football."

Beau Turpin has gotten the acting bug from his experience in making "We are Marshall.

He says he will move to California to pursue an acting career after he graduates from Georgia Southern.

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