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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:04 PM

Yigal Naor as Saddam Huessein in HBO's "House of Saddam"

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:07 PM

Peter O'Tool as Lord Chelmsford in "Zulu Dawn" I think that's 15.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:46 PM

   I am having difficulty with pics, but here are some more ideas.  Errol Flynn as Frank Merrill in Objective Burma, Benjamin Bratt as LTC Mucci in The Great Raid, Several renditions of the Tuskegee Airman story with various actors, Martin Sheen as Robert E Lee in Gettysburg as well as Tom Berenger as Longstreet, some other great portrayals in this movie as well as Gods and Generals, Gary Cooper as Dr. Corydon Wassell in the Story of Dr Wassell "Good gravy ;)", and of couse Brad Pitt as Achilles along with the rest of the cast of Troy.   Scott.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:06 AM

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Here are some of your selections. I don't know any of the names of the Tuskegee airmen. If you can, please post some names (actual airmen and the actors who played them) and I'll see if I can find them. I also didn't do Achilles because as near as I can tell, he's a character from Greek mythology.

 

Errol Flynn didn't play General Frank D. Merrill in "Objective Burma, he played a captain whose name I don't know who was loosely based on General Frank D. Merrill. However your post spawned this:

 

Jeff Chandler as General Frank D. Merrill in "Merrill's Marauders"

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:07 AM

Benjamin Bratt as Lieutenant Colonel Henry M. Mucci in "The Great Raid"

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:10 AM

I was going to do some of the historical personalities from "Gettysburg" and "Gods and Generals", but the beards were so bad, I just couldn't do it. Anyway, here's Martin Sheen as Robert E. Lee in "Gettysburg"

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:12 AM

And Tom Beranger as Lieutenant James Longstreet in "Gettysburg"

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:14 AM

Finally, Gary Cooper as Dr. Corydon M. Wassell in "The Story of Dr. Wassell"

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:17 AM

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:37 AM

A couple of actors from the various Tuskegee movies are Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding, and Laurence Fishburne. As to who they actually played I think one was Benjamin Davis, another may have been Alexander Jefferson but not sure... Great job on the others and I will try to think of more.  Scott



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:38 AM

Sabrejet,

 

You can't quit now. There's still too many to do. I have at least 30 circling the airport as I write this and at least another 10 in mind that I haven't looked for yet. But I must admit my knowledge of historical films is wearing thin.

 

Gerard Butler as Attila the Hun in "Attila"

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:40 AM

Robin Williams as President Dwight D. Eisenhower in "The Butler"

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:41 AM

Laurence Olivier as King Henry V in "Henry V"

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:42 AM

   A female from a Bridge Too Far although not a soldier would be Kate Ter Horst who was still quite the hero, played by Liv Ullman. Seems to me there is a WWI film that depicts Mustafa Kemal as well, but not sure of the actors... Scott.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:42 AM

Kenneth Branagh as King Henry V in "Henry V"

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:53 AM

   You could also add Matthew Fox as General Bonner Fellers in The Emperor. The movie Raid on Entebbe features many portrayals of historic figures. Dominic Cooper as Latif Yahia/Uday Hussein in Devils Double. Tom Wilkinson as Lord Cornwallis in The Patriot. I will post more as they come.   Scott.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:03 AM

You were right Scott. There was a Turkish biopic about Mustafa Kemel made in 2010. He's the guy who fought the British and Australian troops at Gallipoli in 1916.

 

Sinan Tuzcu as Mustafa Kemel 'Ataturk' in "Veda"

 

 

 

 

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:36 AM

Here you go Scott ...

 

Matthew Fox as General Bonner fellers in "The Emperor"

 

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:37 AM

And Tom Wilkinson as General Lord Charles Cornwallis in "The Patriot"

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:38 AM

Al Pacino as King Richard III in "Looking for Richard"

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 04:16 AM

Tom Berenger as Lt. Gen. James E. Longstreet in "Gettysburg"

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 04:40 AM

Sam Shepard as Chuck Yeager in "The Right Stuff" and Chuck Yeager.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 05:09 AM

Benjamin Bratt as Lt Col. Henry Mucci from "The Great Raid" 

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 05:40 AM

Liv Ulman as Kate Ter Horst in "A Bridge Too Far"

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 05:41 AM

Bruce Greenwood as President John F. Kennedy in "13 Days"

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