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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:55 AM

I thought it would be interesting to show some side by side comparison shots of actual historical military figures and the actors who have portrayed them on film. Sometimes the resemblance is uncanny while in other cases it is, shall we say, a stretch.

 

Obviously let's see some of the more obvious choices such as Ike and Patton, but let's also see some more obscure examples. In that vein, first up is Navy diver Master Chief Boatswain's Mater Carl Brashear who was portrayed by Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the 2000 film "Men Of Honor".

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:06 AM

Lt. Col. Harold G. Moore as portrayed by Mel Gibson in the 2002 film "We Were Soldiers"

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:09 AM

Ike, in "The Longest Day"...aka Henry Grace. 

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:12 AM

"Monty" in "I was Monty's double"...actor Clifton Webb.

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:15 AM

Ryan O'Neal as General Gavin in "A bridge too far".

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:17 AM

George C. Scott as General Patton.

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:20 AM

Ryan O'Neal as 82nd Airborne Division commander Gen. James M. Gavin in "A Bridge Too Far".

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:21 AM

Ryan O'Neal as General Gavin in "A bridge too far".

 

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Sorry, I didn't see you had posted this before I posted mine.
 



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:24 AM

Gregory Peck and Tommy Lee Jones as General MacArthur.

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:27 AM

Robert Redford as Major Julian Cook in "A Bridge Too Far". I think they were going more for the star quality than an actual lookalike.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:28 AM

Sean Connery as General "Roy" Urquhart in "A bridge too far".

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:30 AM

Bruno Ganz as you-know-who in "Downfall".

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:38 AM

Robert Duvall as Dwight Eisenhower in the 1979 ABC mini-series "Ike"

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:41 AM

Gary Cooper as Sgt. Alvin York.

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:45 AM

Werner Hinz as Rommel in "The Longest Day"

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:47 AM

Tom Selleck seemed an unlikely choice to play Dwight D. Eisenhower in 2004's "Ike: Countdown To D-Day" but it was actually very good.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:50 AM

Robert Ryan as General Gavin in "The Longest Day"...rather miscast as Gavin was considerably younger at the time!

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:53 AM

...and not forgetting Damien Lewis as Lt. Richard Winters!

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:03 AM

Audie Murphy as Audie Murphy in 1955's "To Hell And Back"

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:06 AM

Dale Dye as Col. Robert F. Sink in "Band Of Brothers"

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:13 AM

Doesn't anyone else want to play?!   :)



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:17 AM

Malden and Scott as Generals Patton and Bradley in "Patton".

 

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:42 AM

Robert Mitchum as General Norman Cota. The resemblance is remarkable...NOT! :blink: 

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:48 AM

Henry Fonda as Gen. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. from "The Longest Day"

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:53 AM

Major General Maxwell Taylor, commander of the 101st Airborne Division, on the left and actor Paul Maxwell on the right re-creating the same image from "A Bridge Too Far"

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