Zoo owner: Matt Damon is playing me
23 December 2011 Last updated at 06:27 GMT
In Hollywood blockbuster We Bought a Zoo, Matt Damon plays a father-of-two who buys a run-down zoo complete with its animals.
The film is based on a true story written by Benjamin Mee, who bought Dartmoor Zoo in Devon, England, after quitting his job as a newspaper journalist.
The BBC World Service's Kate Adair went to meet him.