I'd agree with Doug's list, although "Stalingrad" should also be considered. I really enjoyed "A Bridge Too Far" with the exception of some of the American actors, which I didn't think were well cast (Elliot Gould for example - puhleeze).
I would have to add Ryan O'Neill and James Caan. J Caan's portrayal was of Sgt Charles Dohun who saved Captain LeGrand King "Legs" Johnson from a pile of dead troopers. Sgt Dohun had gone to the hospital to gather some possesions from the Captain when he found him still breathing. He caried him into the surgical tent and ordersd a doc tor to save him . When the doctor refused he pulled a "Souvenir" Lugar and threatened to shoot him. He was arrested and taken before LTC Steve Chappius commander of the 2nd Battalion502 and It was LTC Chappius who placed him under the one minute arrest. In reality Capt Johnson was a little guy and Sgt Dohun the big one. You can find more about this on Mark Bando's website Triggertime under the section titled War Stories.
Edited by Jiggersfromsphilly, 06 July 2006 - 07:23 PM.