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Poll: Favorite WWII Real Portrayals by an Actor

These are characters based on real persons during WWII. Who is your favorite?

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    Martin Balsam in Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

    Martin Balsam as Admiral Husband E. Kimmel
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    Sô Yamamura in Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

    Sô Yamamura as Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
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    James Whitmore in Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

    James Whitmore as Admiral Halsey
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    John Alvin, John Campbell, James Cardwell, George Offerman Jr., and Edward Ryan in The Fighting Sullivans (1944)

    James Cardwell, John Alvin, Edward Ryan, George Offerman Jr. as The Sullivan Brothers
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    James Mason in The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

    James Mason as Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Rommel
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    Gregory Peck in MacArthur (1977)

    Gregory Peck as Gen. Douglas MacArthur
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    Karl Michael Vogler in Patton (1970)

    Karl Michael Vogler as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
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    Karl Malden in Patton (1970)

    Karl Malden as General Omar N. Bradley
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    George C. Scott in Patton (1970)

    George C. Scott as General George S. Patton
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    Dirk Bogarde in A Bridge Too Far (1977)

    Dirk Bogarde as Lt .Gen. Browning
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    Sean Connery in A Bridge Too Far (1977)

    Sean Connery as Maj. Gen. Urquhart
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    Ryan O'Neal in A Bridge Too Far (1977)

    Ryan O'Neal as Brig. Gen. Gavin
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    Tom Cruise in Valkyrie (2008)

    Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg
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    Kenneth Branagh in Valkyrie (2008)

    Kenneth Branagh as Major-General Henning von Tresckow
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    Liam Neeson in Schindler's List (1993)

    Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler
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    Albert Finney in The Gathering Storm (2002)

    Albert Finney as Winston Chuchhill
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    Daniel Craig in Defiance (2008)

    Daniel Craig as Tuvia Bielski
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    Liev Schreiber in Defiance (2008)

    Liev Schreiber as Zus Bielski
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    John Wayne in Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

    John Wayne as Sgt. John M. Stryker
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    Donald Pleasence in The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

    Donald Pleasence as Himmler
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    Alec Guinness in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

    Alec Guinness as Colonel Nicholson. This character is based on real life WWII P.O.W., Brigadier Sir Philip John Denton Toosey CBE, DSO, TD, JP (12 August 1904 – 22 December 1975) who was a lieutenant colonel, and the senior Allied officer at the Japanese prisoner-of-war camp Tha Maa Kham (known as Tamarkan) in Thailand during World War II. The men at this camp built Bridge 277 of the Burma Railway.
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    Jon Voight in Pearl Harbor (2001)

    Jon Voight as Pres Roosevelt
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    Mako in Pearl Harbor (2001)

    Mako as Admiral Yamamoto
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    Bruno Ganz in Downfall (2004)

    Bruno Ganz as Adolph Hitler

    Suggested by Peter

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    Ulrich Matthes in Downfall (2004)

    Ulrich Matthes as Joseph Goebbels
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    Andrew Garfield and Luke Bracey in Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

    Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss

    Added 9-1-2019

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