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Behind-the-Scenes Facts About ‘Gladiator’

Ryan McLachlan
Russell Crowe as Maximus Meridius in 'Gladiator'

Gladiator (2000) is an acclaimed ancient Roman historical epic, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe. Set during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius,…

Colorblind Firefighter Brought to Tears After Seeing American Flag’s Colors for the First Time

Firefighters placing the American flag on the side of a fire truck

Old Glory is an enduring symbol of the American spirit. For many, it’s a source of pride and the reason they do some of the…

Dale Dye Ensured These Military Movies Were As Authentic As Possible

Dale Dye on the set of 'Alexander'

Dale Dye is a US Marine Corps veteran who valiantly served his country during the Vietnam War. Upon his return to the United States, he…

‘The Hurt Locker’ Was a Box Office Flop, Despite Being a Critically-Acclaimed Film

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Jeremy Renner as Sgt. First Class William James in 'The Hurt Locker'

Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker (2008) saw Jeremy Renner portray a character serving in the Iraq War. While the film did poorly upon its debut in…

Nakano Takeko: The Fearsome Female Warrior Who Was One of the Last Samurai

Rosemary Giles
Statue of Nakano Takeko

In the annals of Japanese history, few figures stand as tall as Nakano Takeko, a remarkable woman who defied societal norms to become a fearsome…

Steve McQueen’s Cancer Likely Resulted from His Service In the US Marine Corps

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Steve McQueen as Capt. Virgil "The Cooler King" Hilts in 'The Great Escape'

Steve McQueen was one of the most popular actors of the 20th century. Known for portraying the tough guy in such films as The Great…

Michael Conner Humphreys: The Actor Who Played Young Forrest Gump Served In Iraq

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Sally Field and Michael Conner Humphreys as Mrs. Gump and young Forrest Gump in 'Forrest Gump'

Forrest Gump (1994) was one of the most popular Vietnam-era movies ever released. Featuring an all-star cast that included Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sally Field…

Check Out These Movies If You Liked ‘Oppenheimer’

Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer in 'Oppenheimer'

After months of hype, Oppenheimer (2023) was released in theaters on July 21, 2023. The World War II-era film covered the development of the atomic…

Unraveling the Turbulence and Conflict of the Aden Emergency

British soldiers, in gas masks, holding up their rifles

The Aden Emergency, which unfolded between 1963-67, was a period of intense turmoil and conflict in British-controlled Aden (modern-day Yemen). The uprising, led by Arab…

Raymond Roberts Braved the Aden Emergency to Serve as a Chaplain with the British Royal Navy

Raymond Roberts performing a prayer service for a British Army patrol

Of the many brave chaplains to serve with military personnel throughout history, Reverend Raymond Roberts stands out. Born in Wales on April 14, 1931, he…

Frogmen Were Hired to Work On the Set of ‘Raise the Titanic’

Frogman pulling a replica of the RMS Titanic through the water

Raise the Titanic (1980) is an epic adventure film that captivated audiences with its audacious premise and grand scale – even if it wasn’t very…

Fictional Military Leaders We’d Follow Into Battle

Still from 'Apocalypse Now' + Bruce Willis as Lt. A.K. Waters in 'Tears of the Sun' + Clint Eastwood as Gunnery Sgt. Tom "Gunny" Highway in 'Heartbreak Ridge'

When it comes to military movies, directors can get a little carried away with the heroism of leaders. This list of fictional military leaders showcases…