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Local business owner appears in Joli movie

Chris Zyniecki from County Floors in Warrensburg went to Albany in April 2009 because Dennis Martinez saw an advertisement seeking extras to act in a movie.

Martinez thought of traveling to Albany with his old truck and mentioned it to Zyniecki who also shares a love of older vehicles. Zyniecki took his classic sedan down to Albany for the filming. Although they did not use his car, Zyniecki said they did film a scene with the County Floors truck in the background. Martinez didn't get to share the experience as an extra in the movie, but it sounds like Zyniecki really enjoyed himself.

The movie is named "Salt" starring Angelina Joli which is scheduled to be released in March 2010. Chris said he is a "startled pedestrian" in the movie, which was filmed near Interstate 787.

In the film, Angelina Joli rides her Triumph motorcycle past a crowd that included Zyniecki. She did turn around once, smile at him and give him a nod of approval, he said. The filming took about nine days to film, 12 to14 hours per day. The producers paid about $350-$400 per full day for about 160 extras in the movie. Benefits included great food, served several times per day.

Zyniecki joined the Screen Actors Guild in hopes of being recruited for other movies, he said.

"It was "one of the coolest things I've ever done," Zyniecki said.

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