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‘Star Wars’ Almost Started a Real-Life War… Over a Sandcrawler Model

Ryan McLachlan
Still from 'The Mandalorian'

In 1976, when George Lucas shot Star Wars, filming almost started a real-life war between Tunisia and Libya. Tatooine, Luke Skywalker‘s home planet, was filmed…

The Best Traits of Respected Leadership

Damian Lucjan
Still from 'Band of Brothers'

There’s a pulsating heart that beats within the chest of any great organization or team: a leader. Not just any leader, but one who’s revered,…

Operation Red Wings and Its Depiction in ‘Lone Survivor’

Ryan McLachlan
Still from 'Lone Survivor'

The American biographical war film, Lone Survivor, was released in 2013. Starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Peter Berg, it depicts the events of Operation…

The True Story Behind the Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Film, ‘American Sniper’

Ryan McLachlan
Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle in 'American Sniper'

American Sniper (2014) is a biographical war film, directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. It focuses on the life of Chris Kyle, who claimed 255…

The TV Adaptation of ‘Das Boot’ Continues Where the Original Film Left Off

Samantha Franco
Still from 'Das Boot'

If you loved the 1981 film, Das Boot, then you’re going to love that there’s a recent TV series. Produced by Bavaria Fiction for Sky…

Portraying Frank Perconte In ‘Band of Brothers’ Forever Changed James Madio’s Life

Samantha Franco
Still from 'Band of Brothers' + James Madio dressed in a suit jacket and collared shirt

Band of Brothers (2001), the acclaimed television miniseries that chronicles the harrowing experiences of Easy Company during World War II, had a dramatic impact not…

The Tragically Short Career of NASA Test Pilot Joe Walker

Joe Walker standing beside the Bell X-1E 'Little Joe'

Joe Walker is a name that resonates with the pioneering spirit of aerospace exploration. He was a celebrated NASA test pilot whose contributions to spaceflight…

INTERVIEW: Director Steven Luke Talks New WWII Film, ‘Come Out Fighting’

Still from 'Come Out Fighting'

Filmmaker Steven Luke is no stranger to bringing World War II-era events to the big screen; over the course of his career, he’s teamed up…

‘The Battle of Algiers’ Is So Realistic That Guerrilla Groups Took Training Notes From It

Samantha Franco
French paratroopers marching along a street + Close-up of a man's face

The Battle of Algiers (1966) is a powerful and provocative film directed by Gillo Pontecorvo. It covers the Algerian struggle for independence from French colonial…

The ‘M*A*S*H’ Death That Stunned America

Cast of 'M*A*S*H'

In an episode titled “Abyssinia, Henry,” the producers of M*A*S*H (1972-83) decided that McLean Stevenson’s character, Henry Blake, was to depart from the show. It…

Yousuf Sediq: The Afghan Interpreter and Special Forces Operator Who Fought Against the Taliban

US Army soldiers shielding their eyes from sand and debris

Over the course of the War in Afghanistan, between 50,000 and 76,000 Afghan interpreters worked alongside the American and coalition forces. They all risked their…

The Many Incredible War Movies of Donald Sutherland

Rosemary Giles
Donald Sutherland as Sgt. Oddball in 'Kelly's Heroes' + Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland as Capt. John Francis "Trapper John" McIntyre and Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce Jr. in 'M*A*S*H' + Donald Sutherland dressed in a suit

Needless to say, Donald Sutherland has had an incredible Hollywood career. He entered the industry in the 1960s with small roles in a few British…