What character would you play?

I know the "what's your favourite war film?" threads have been done to death but I watched "Cross Of Iron" Saturday night and couldnt help thinking what fun James Coburn had playing Sgt Steiner. Getting to wear the ally-est German uniform ever on film and brassing up Russkies with a PPSh - 41, whats not to like?

What character would you want to play in a war film and why?

Steiner for me with Sgt Barnes from Platoon snapping at his heels. (All the best lines, hard as nails and chicks dig scars.)
Corporal Timothy Upham from Saving Private Ryan.

He cries a lot and spends most of the movie talking shite and cuddling the sergeant.

He also spends the last battle hiding in one spot. Your online camping tendencies shining through there mate :)


It'd either have to be the Sniper from Saving Private Ryan, so I can look cool and yell "PARKERRRRRRRR. GET DOWNNNNNNN."


Rambo. I hope I can get away with a vest top and a bandana when I'm 95.


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Ron Jeremy!! :)
Col Nicholson (Played by Alec Guinness in Bridge on the River Kwai). I could then get all those serving in Afg to iron their kit, form up on parade every morning and then march off whistling Colonel Bogey. What a morale booster that would be!
Chris Walkens character in the Dogs of War ...can't remember the name though


Or I'd play 'Hoot' from Black Hawk Down! =-D

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