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Actor's- best performance in a war movie
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 12:53 AM UTC
Jurgen Prochnow in "Das Boot"
Ed Harris "Enemy at the Gates"
Klaus Loewitsch "Cross of Iron"
Harry Andrews "The Hill"
John Mills "Ice Cold in Alex"
Noel Coward (don't laugh) "In Which We Serve"
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 04:20 AM UTC

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My favorites have to include
Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July, Peter Fonda in Midway, George C. Scott in Patton, Robert Mitchum in Run Silent Run Deep, the list could take me a week to write...... but those are a few that come to mind.

Honorable mention if you can call them war movies are Top Gun and of course A Few Good Men. But I think those go in another category. Cheers for now.

Hello James, Robert Mitchum wasn't in "Run Silent, Run Deep", that was Burt Lancaster and Clark Gable. I believe you are thinking of "The Enemy Below", which also starred Kurt Jurgens as a U-Boat Captain. I thought Jurgens was excellent in that role, his best in a war movie. I also really liked Robert Wagner in "Between Heaven and Hell". Al
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Posted: Sunday, November 08, 2009 - 08:55 PM UTC
I just watched 'Der Untergang' (The Downfall). Every actor in it was excellent but a particular standout was Bruno Gans as Adolf Hiltler. Absolutely brilliant performance...chilling....but brilliant.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 01:32 PM UTC

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Those are all great choices! My favorite is probably Damian Lewis as Major Dick Winters in Band of Brothers.

all the guys that did the band of brothers for hbo were amazing btw my gf is getting me the box set for xmas so cant wait
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 08:46 AM UTC
Speaking of people acting in movies of events they actually participated in:

Richard Todd in the Longest Day. He was a member of the unit that took Pegasus Bridge. (Ox and Bucks I believe)
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 01:37 PM UTC
Laurel and Hardy in Men of War Just kidding..........I did like Vick Morrow in the TV series Combat, and of coarse my favorite Marion Michael Morrison in just about anything that he did. The entire leading cast of Gods and Generals, and Gettysburg was pretty well acted too. Never was a big fan of Michael Cain but I think he was excellent in Zulu.
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 02:44 PM UTC
Robert Shaw in Battle of Britian
Don Ameche in Wing and a Prayer
John Wayne in The Sea Chase
Cary Grant in Operation Petticoat and Father Goose
Henry Fonda in Mister Roberts
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 02:58 AM UTC

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Susannah York in The Batlle Of Britain (wonderful in RAF blue.... and silk....)

Jack Hawkins in The Cruel Sea (leader, father, sailor personified)


yes to both of those and

Kenneth Moore as douglas bader in reach for the sky
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Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2009 - 09:22 AM UTC
Barry Pepper in Saving Private Ryan. He's the character that really stands out in the movie. The scene of him in the bell tower praying while blasting away with his sniper rifle was outstanding!
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Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2009 - 08:26 PM UTC
Kate Beckinsale cause she looked good in the nurses uniform in Pearl Harbor.
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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 04:16 AM UTC

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How about R Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket??

I concur.....although Ermey wasn't really acting. He is the real deal...and that was the real deal.

Sempre Fi,