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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:19 PM

And ... the only Tuskegee airman that I could determine was not a fictitious character: Andre Brauer as Benjamin O. Davis Jr. in "The Muskegee Airmen"



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:20 PM

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:22 PM

And this!!! Ahhh ... the miracles of modern technology, it actually attached!

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:49 AM

   Good stuff! I will try and think of more.   Scott



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:17 PM

Here's a series on actors who have portrayed Winston Churchill in film. Churchill's has always been one of my favorite WW II personalities to read about.

 

One anecdote that come to mind is from a book I read years ago about FDRs and Churchill's relationship during the war. Both men got on very well.

 

Anyway on Churchill's second visit to Washington he stayed at the white house. FDR went to speak to Churchill in the room he was staying in. Churchill happened to be in the bathroom with the door open, and when FDR called his name, Churchill called FDR inside. Upon entering the room FDR was shocked to Churchill soaking in the bathtub (something he often did). I'm paraphrasing here, but a very uncomfortable FDR muttered something about coming back at a more appropriate time when Churchill stood up buck naked and said,

 

"Mr. Roosevelt, the Prime Minister of England has absolutely nothing to hide from the president of the United States. Please, say what you came to tell me."

 

I posted two of these already, but I wanted to put them all in one place. Richard Burton as Winston Churchill in "Walk With Destiny" (1974)

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:18 PM

Bob Hoskins as Winston Churchill in "When Lions Roared (1994).

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:20 PM

Rod Taylor as Winston Churchill in "Inglorious Bastards" (2009)

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:21 PM

Albert Finney as Winston Churchill in "The Gathering Storm (2002)

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:22 PM

Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill in "The King's Speech" (2010)

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:24 PM

Brendan Gleeson as Winston Churchill in "Into the Storm" (2009)

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:26 PM

I can't believe that no ones done John Wayne as Colonel Davy Crockett in "The Alamo" (1960)

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:29 PM

Or Laurence Harvey as Colonel William Barret Travis in "The Alamo" (1960)

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:32 PM

And then there's Rubin Padilla as generalissimo Antonio Miguel Lopez de Santa Anna in "The Alamo" (1960)

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:34 PM

Then there's Emilio Echevarillia as Generalissimo Antonio Miguel Lopez de Santa Anna in "The Alamo" (2004)

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:36 PM

And Patrick Wilson as Colonel William Barret Travis in "The Alamo" (2004)

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:13 PM

Another Churchillian performance, British Actor Timothey West in Churchill and the Generals 1979. He also reprised his role as Churchill in the 1995 movie Hiroshima.

 

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:11 PM

I think there is a Churchill in the Eagle Has Landed as well.   Scott



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:20 PM

I know we've already touched on a few but there have also been a bunch of "FDRs" and "Hitlers" in the movies too.

 

British actor Robert Carlisle as the bad guy.

 

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:22 PM

Aussie Martin Sommerlatte in "The Producers"

 

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:23 PM

Actor Ian Hart in a BBC production.

 

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:25 PM

My fellow Welshman, Sir Anthony Hopkins.

 

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:30 PM

Albert Welling as Hitler in an episode of the cult sci-fi series "Doctor Who."

 

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:32 PM

Michael Sheard as you-know-who.

 

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:37 PM

A trio of Adolfs! L to R...Sir Alec Guiness, Martin Wuttke and Charlie Chaplin.

 

 

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:40 PM

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