I don't believe you should ever use an animal for showbiz but if there was ever a bear in captivity that was an amazing story that touched your heart, Bart the Alaskan Zodiac Bear is it
The Legacy of Bart the Bear
BART. The trained Kodiak bear from the movie "The Edge" starring Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. Great adventure movie!
The Legacy of Bart the Bear - YouTube
The Legacy of Bart the Bear - Eight and a half minutes of splendor in the life of Doug Zeus and bears! Tears and smiles here.
Utah’s Bart the Bear(and his daddy/trainer; Doug Seuss): Hollywood star, savior for grizzly habitat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57306561-78/bart-bear-ground-vital.html.csp
Bart the Bear - IMDb
Bart the Bear (1977-2000) with owner/trainer Doug Seus. Bart was a Kodiak bear born in Maryland, reaching 9'6" and weighing 1500 pounds at adulthood. Starred in several movies. After a diagnosis of cancer, he was euthanized in 2000.
Bart the Bear Picture
bart the bear meet brad Pitt