Best actor playing an SNCO/WO in TV/Films

#1
OK, how about we open nominations for the actor who has given the best representation of an SNCO or WO in TV or film?

To be followed by a poll once more nominations have been received - no statuette to give away though :(

Not necessarily limited to British/Commonwealth forces, but given this is ARRSE there's likely to be a bias.


My nominations are:

Windsor Davies: BSM Tudor Bryn 'Shut Up' Williams in "It Ain't Half Hot Mum"
& BSM 'Tiger' Bloomer in "Carry On England" - 'No, No, No, that is not thee way, that is not theee waaay!'

RSM Ronald Brittain MBE: RSM Brittain/"RSM" in "You Lucky People"/"Carrington VC" and others - 'Am I hurting you?...I should be, I'm standing on your hair!'

Clint Eastwood: Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway in "Heartbreak Ridge" - 'I'm not doing this so I can take warm showers with you a$$holes…'

Harry Andrews: RSM Bert Wilson in "The Hill" - 'The Commandant signs bits of paper. He'd sign his own death warrant if I gave it to him'

R. Lee Ermey: Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in "Full Metal Jacket" - 'Did your parents have any children that lived?'

Nigel Green: CSgt Bourne in "Zulu" - ' Because we're here, lad. There's no-one else. Just us'


Anyone got any nominations? (N.B. This isn't a quotes contest, quotes were added for effect!)

Edited to add - we're not only going for realistic, but also for totally OTT, humorous, stereotypical, atypical but funny etc.
Basically, your favourite.
 
#2
Tax_Tw-t said:
who has given the best representation of an SNCO or WO in TV or film?
How would you know? You're a civvy. Are you basing it on the typical civilian interpretation of what a Warrant Officer represents? Kill yourself numbers boy.
 
#3
I quite like Sgt Wilson (LeMesurier) on Dads Army- 'Now would you chaps mind falling in please'?
 
#4
threaders_vm said:
Tax_Tw-t said:
who has given the best representation of an SNCO or WO in TV or film?
How would you know? You're a civvy. Are you basing it on the typical civilian interpretation of what a Warrant Officer represents? Kill yourself numbers boy.
This is why I opened it up for nominations before starting a poll, in case my "civilian interpretation" was misguided.

Congrats on the O2 thief tag, well deserved.
 
#6
That geezer sam elliot in "we were soldiers"

Sgt Maj Plumley

"Any one of you sons of bitches call me grandpa, I'll kill ya."

" You can't take any pictures from down there, sonny"
 
#9
The head Booty (RSM? W/O? how the hell should I know?) from 'An Ungentmanly Act'

"F*** off you Spick bast@rd"

IMDB says

Garry Cooper (no, not that one) that played Colour Sgt. Muir
 

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#10
Richard Attenborough

RSM Lauderdale in "Guns at Batasi"
 
#11
RSM in wild geese- "get up you bleeding screaming faggot before i sew up your ********"
Capt janders sir, get up before i kick your ******* head in"
 
#12
RSM Brittain was an RSM in real life, so does he count?

Would also add Richard Attenbough, in 'Guns at Batasi' especially ticking of some unfortunate for not saluting.
 
#13
Auld-Yin said:
Richard Attenbourgh

RSM Lauderdale in "Guns at Batasi"
Probably the worst piece of mis-casting and even worse acting in a warry film that I've ever seen. Get a grip, A-Y!
 
#15
Vimeiro said:
RSM Brittain was an RSM in real life, so does he count?
Hard to say really, I suppose he technically became an actor who played Sergeant Major type characters - talk about typecasting!
 
#17
Got to be Tom Beringer in Platoon Sgt Elias?

"Now what we have here is a good gook, good & dead"

& Daniel Defoe for the other Sgt ... can't remember his name -sh!te!

Sorry will get me coat .....
 
#18
Tom Berenger - Platoon " Everyones gotta die sometime son"

Sean Pertwee - Dogsoldiers
 
#20
Fanbasher said:
Got to be Tom Beringer in Platoon Sgt Elias?

"Now what we have here is a good gook, good & dead"

& Daniel Defoe for the other Sgt ... can't remember his name -sh!te!

Sorry will get me coat .....
Please dont be a wah - Berringer was Sgt Barnes, Defoe was Sgt Elias :wink:
 

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