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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:42 AM

Tom Cruise as Claus Von Stauffenberg

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:43 AM

Rod Taylor as Winston Churchill

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:44 AM

Errol Flynn as George Armstrong Custer

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:48 AM

Dirk Bogarde as General "Boy" Browning...again from "A bridge too far"...a movie full of real-life characters.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:51 AM

Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt in "Rough Riders" mode. Yeah....I know!!   :o

 

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:52 AM

Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:02 AM

Robert Duval as Donald the Great Santini Conroy

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:09 AM

Alec Baldwin as Jimmy Doolittle

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:16 AM

John Wayne as Genghis Khan

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:18 AM

John Voight as FDR in "Pearl Harbor"!

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:26 AM

Terry Layman as George Washington in "Patriot" 

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:33 AM

Cliff Robertson as JFK in "PT 109"

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:33 AM

Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:39 AM

Donald Pleasence as Heinrich Himmler in "The Eagle Has Landed".

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:39 AM

Matthew Broderick as Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:45 AM

Jeff Daniels as Colonel Joshua Chamberlain in "Gettysburg"

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:46 AM

Lawrence Olivier as Air Vice Marshall Dowding in "The Battle of Britain".

 

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:55 AM

Robert Duvall as Robert E. Lee in "Gods and Generals"

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 12:02 PM

Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth in "Schindler's List"

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:20 PM

Rick Schroder as WWI Medal Of Honor recipient Maj. Charles W. Whittlesey in "The Lost Battalion"

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:21 PM

Tom Berenger as Col. Teddy Roosevelt in "The Rough Riders"

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:43 PM

Matthias Schweighofer as Manfred Von Ricthofen in " Der Rote Baron"

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:12 PM



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".

 


Cuba Gooding, Jr. also played Petty Officer Doris Miller in Pearl Harbor

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:12 PM

Brian Cox as Herman Goering in HBO's "Nuremburg"

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:01 PM

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"

Apart from certain uniform differances, helmet straps, chute harness etc, I always thought Maxwell looks like Maxwell, get it Maxwell looks like Maxwell :lol: 




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