It's been a big year for the film industry on Long Island. Last year the movie business generated more than $140 million in Nassau County according to Camoin Associates, a Saratoga Springs-based economic planning consultant company.
With productions such as the "Amazing Spider-Man 2" filming in the area, the future may be bright going forward.
Thursday is a big day for movies around the world as Academy Award nominations will be announced, so we thought we'd have a little fun by asking about Long Island's role in film history.
There have been many movie stars from the area, including, Billy Crystal, Alec Baldwin, Natalie Portman and Eddie Murphy.
We want to know who your favorite film star from Long Island is and why. Let us know in the comment section below.