Kevin Costner called his new movie dog TIG in Open Range as a tribute to his late grandmother.

The movie star was so fond of his gran he also named his production company after her.

He explains, "Tig is my grandma. She was always special to me so I put her in the movie if I can.

"I put it in THE WAR and the dog's name in Open Range is Tig. It's just this dumb thing. She was a character."

07/08/2003 08:58