The ideal soldier - well, his face actually.............

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  1. Has anyone seen this guy?


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  2. Thanks, PJ.
     
  3. edited for stupidness
     
  4. Ahh i love finding pictures of me on the Internet.
     
  5. The top 20 movie soldiers used in the research:

    1. Charlie Sheen - Platoon
    2. Michael J Fox - Casualties of War
    3. Tom Hanks - Saving Private Ryan
    4. Martin Sheen - Apocalypse Now
    5. Robert De Niro - The Deer Hunter
    6. Alec Guiness - Bridge Over The River Kwai
    7. Laurence Olivier - Battle of Britain
    8. Richard Todd - The Dam Busters
    9. Steve McQueen - The Great Escape
    10. Sean Penn - The Thin Red Line
    11. Matthew Modine - Full Metal Jacket
    12. Tom Cruise - Born on the Fourth of July
    13. Michael Caine - Zulu/The Eagle Has Landed
    14. Josh Hartnett - Black Hawk Down
    15. Richard Burton - Where Eagles Dare
    16. Mel Gibson - Gallipoli
    17. Clint Eastwood - Kelly's Heroes
    18. Sylvester Stallone - Rambo
    19. John Wayne - The Sands of Iwo Jima/The Longest Day
    20. Willem Dafoe - Platoon

    Just goes to show that the research is bollox!
     
  6. Probably better if they had merged faces of real soldiers, not just actors who have played soldiers?
     
  7. What a load of old guff!
     
  8. So, not the face of the perfect soldier, but the face of the 'perfect' Hollywood soldier. Slight difference there if you ask me.
     
  9. IIRC, Richard Todd was a Soldier in WW2. Didn't he jump or glide into normandy?
     
  10. But they're actors! not soldiers! So how can it be the face of the perfect soldier? And didn't John Wayne dodge the draft?
     
  11. True, I should probably have read the list first before making a lemon of meself :oops:
     
  12. He jumped with the Paras and was part of the force that releived Pegasus Bridge. He was later to play the part of Major John Howard, OBLI, who was in command of the soldiers that held the bridge.
     
  13. What no scar!
     
  14. Having looked at several Bn, Coy and Mess photos, the unimaginable horror that could result doesn't bear thinking about.