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Your favorite military roles


List your favorite characters from military movies.

My top two:

Nick Nolte as Lt. Col. Gordon Tall in The Thin Red Line



Sam Elliott as Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley in We Were Soldiers










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Tiger1242
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favorite

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The Thin Red Line







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Springfield XD
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Sam Elliott as Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley in We Were Soldiers



What are you, a God damn weatherman?

2nd place:







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Ace Midnight
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George C. Scott - Patton (the feature film, not that crap they put on television years later)

Jack Nicholson - COL Nathan Jessup - A Few Good Men

Clint Eastwood - Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Highway - Heartbreak Ridge

Eric Bana - Hoot - Blackhawk Down

Lee Ermey - every film, television show or other media in which he has appeared, chiefly Full Metal Jacket

Adam Baldwin - Animal Mother - Full Metal Jacket

James Whitmore, Jr. - Lieutenant Archer - The Boys in Company C

Dean Jagger - MAJ/LTC Stovall - Twelve O'Clock High

John Wayne - virtually every military role he played, particularly SGT Stryker - Sands of Iwo Jima

Anthony Hopkins - COL John Frost - A Bridge Too Far

Sean Connery - Major General Roy Urquhart - A Bridge Too Far

James Caan - SSG Eddie Dohun - A Bridge Too Far

Donald Sutherland - Oddball - Kelly's Heroes

Don Rickles - Crapgame - Kelly's Heroes

Telly Savalas - Big Joe - Kelly's Heroes


That's a start. Give me some time and I could probably come up with about 50 more.






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SDtiger16
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Sutherland in "Kelly's Heroes" is just pure genius.





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That's a start. Give me some time and I could probably come up with about 50 more.


Typically favorite doesn't mean all the ones you can come up with.






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Ace Midnight
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Typically favorite doesn't mean all the ones you can come up with.


Uh - those are my favorites - off the top of my head. I could have done 40 or 50 from Blackhawk Down and A Bridge Too Far, alone, if I was naming "all I can come up with".




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Richard "Dick" Winters, Band of Brothers







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The Rock as Roadblock- G.I. Joe





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Kirk Douglas as Col. Dax in Paths of Glory. Smart and tortured with incredible integrity.





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Ace Midnight
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Paths of Glory


Kubrick






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WPBTiger
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George C. Scott - Patton (the feature film, not that crap they put on television years later)

Jack Nicholson - COL Nathan Jessup - A Few Good Men

Clint Eastwood - Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Highway - Heartbreak Ridge








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Fenwick86
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Kirk Douglas as Col. Dax in Paths of Glory.




Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore (Robert Duvall) - Apocalypse Now

General Buck Turgidson (George C. Scott) and General Jack Ripper (Sterling Hayden) were both FANTASTIC in their comedic roles in Dr. Strangelove.






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Army had half day







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USMC Gators
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James Ransone as Cpl Josh Ray Person in Generation Kill.





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TigerMyth36
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Just kidding.


Still kidding


Genius!


Why you no be serious?


shot down... over the Sea of Japan. It spun in ... there were no survivors.


Hogan!


Surprise surprise suprise.


All kidding aside, the TV winner.






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chinese58
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Anything by Jack Hawkins

General Allenby (Lawrence of Arabia)


Quintus Arrius (Ben_Hur)


Major Warden (The Bridge on the River Kwai)


Pharaoh Khufu (Land of the Pharaohs)


Captain Marlow (Lord Jim)








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