We thought that 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.
Take a look:
Alec Baldwin as Jimmy Doolittle in “Pearl Harbor”
Bob Hoskins as Nikita Khruschev in “Enemy at the Gates”
Mel Gibson as Col. Harold G. Moore in the 2002 film ” We Were Soldiers”
Dale Dye as Col. Robert F. Sink in “Band Of Brothers”
Dennis Morgan as Col. Robert L. Scott in “God Is My Co-Pilot”
Errol Flynn as George Armstrong Custer
Gary Cooper as Sgt. Alvin York..
Gregory Peck as General MacArthur.
Henry Fonda as Gen. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. from “The Longest Day”
James Mason as Irwin Rommel in The Desert Fox
Jeff Daniels as Colonel Joshua Chamberlain in “Gettysburg”
Jude Law as Vassili Zaitzev in “Enemy at the Gates”
Lee Remick as Kate Summersby in “Ike”
Matthew Broderick as Colonel Robert Gould Shaw
Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth in Schindler’s List
Rick Schroder as WWI Medal Of Honor recipient Maj. Charles W. Whittlesey in The Lost Battalion
Robert Duval as Donald the “Great Santini Conroy”
Robert Duvall as Dwight Eisenhower in the 1979 ABC mini-series “Ike”
Robert Duvall as Robert E. Lee in “Gods and Generals”
Robert Redford as Major Julian Cook in “A Bridge Too Far”
Rod Taylor as Winston Churchill
Ryan O’Neal as 82nd Airborne Division commander Gen. James M. Gavin in A Bridge Too Far
Sean Connery as General Roy Urquhart in “A bridge too far”
Tom Berenger as Col. Teddy Roosevelt in ” The Rough Riders”
Tom Cruise as Claus Von Stauffenberg
Tom Cruise as Ron Kovic in “Born on the 4th of July”
Tom Selleck as Dwight D. Eisenhower
Werner Hinz as Rommel in The Longest Day