Actors who live in Montana include Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Keaton and Peter Fonda. Famous musicians who live in Montana include Huey Lewis and Pearl Jam founder Jeff Amen. Media mogul Ted Turner owns almost 2 million acres of Montana land. Author Christopher Paolini also lives in Montana.
Television host David Letterman lives in Montana on a ranch near Glacier National Park. Broadcaster Tom Brokaw also owns a ranch in Montana. Basketball coach Phil Jackson lives in the state as well. Famous people who have called Montana home at some point in their lives include actors Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan and the infamous Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski. Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to U.S. Congress, is from Montana.
Some famous people born in Montana include stuntman Evel Knievel, comedian and actor Dana Carvey, Disney animator Brad Bird, and actors Patrick Duffy and Gary Cooper. Film directors John Dahl and David Lynch, model Katie Blair and rapper Traphik are Montana natives as well. Actresses Jean Parker, Martha Raye and Tera Patrick are from Montana, as are football players Brock Osweiler and Kroy Biermann. Basketball player Adam Morrison is also from the state. Some famous pioneers from Montana include "Liver-Eating" Johnson and Calamity Jane.