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Liam Neeson says the horse in his new movie remembered him from a previous film

When you have been in the movie business as long as Irish legend Liam Neeson, you will inevitably work with the same co stars on more than one film.

He has appeared more than once alongside the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Mila Kunis, Ralph Fiennes and many others.Liam Neeson in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Indeed, his latest movie, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, sees him reunited with a few of his former co-star –fellow Irish star Brandan Gleeson, Third Person’s James Franco and an all action horse.

The movie by Joel and Ethan Coen is a western anthology which sees Neeson take part in one of the six chapters.

Neeson said that the horse recognised him from working together in a previous movie.

He told Page Six: “I play a traveling impresario. We filmed in New Mexico. The odd thing is the horse who pulls my wagon knew me.

“You won’t believe it. I’m saying this horse knew me. He actually remembered me from another Western we made a while back. I love animals. When we worked together before I took special care of him. I fed him treats. Gave him apples.

“He whinnied when he saw me. And pawed the ground.”

While some might think Neeson’s claim is a little farfetched, Australian star Russell Crow said that he had similar experiences after working with the same two horses on three different movies.

The Gladiator star tweeted “This is absolutely true. There’s a horse, George, who I gave the speech in the forest in Gladiator on. Years later he was on the set of Robin Hood and we would have a chat every day.

“Same with the white horse, Rusty, in Robin Hood. We chatted again on Les Mis. Lifelong friends.”

Take a look at the trailer for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs below.

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