Stars Who Have Played Soldiers
Actors make a living portraying other people, and while some roles may be on the silly side, other times they take on more noble stories. One such occasion? When they play soldiers, suiting up and telling the stories of American battles — both real and fictional. So, in honor of Veterans Day 2013, a holiday dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives in service of the United States, let’s take a look at 21 celebs who have played soldiers on TV or in a movie.
And while not all of them “served” in a historically accurate battle (ahem, stars of Battleship, Starship Troopers, and Avatar), they've all shaped up and shipped out — and in some cases shaved their head — to answer the call of duty.
The “duty” being to make cinematic (or premium cable) magic. We salute them, and we salute our fallen troops. Flip through to see some of our favorite actors in battle.