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Hollywood Blockbusters “American Sniper,” “Lone Survivor,” and “Hacksaw Ridge” Depict True War Stories of Real Individuals

Top 3 Oscar-Nominated Hollywood Movies Based on Real People

Three Oscar-nominated Hollywood movies based on the real lives of U.S. military heroes have captivated audiences with their gripping stories and powerful performances.

“American Sniper,” released in 2014, follows the life of Navy SEAL Christopher Kyle, portrayed by Bradley Cooper. The film, directed by Clint Eastwood, is based on Kyle’s book “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in the U.S. Military.” Kyle, who served four tours in Iraq and holds the record for the most sniper kills in U.S. military history, tragically lost his life in 2013.

“Lone Survivor,” a 2013 movie, recounts the harrowing true story of United States Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan. Mark Wahlberg takes on the role of Luttrell, the sole survivor of his team. Luttrell received high military honors for his bravery and sacrifice during the mission.

“Hacksaw Ridge,” released in 2016, tells the inspiring tale of U.S. Army combat medic Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield. Doss, a conscientious objector who refused to carry a weapon into battle, saved the lives of 75 wounded soldiers during World War II. His heroic actions earned him the Medal of Honor, making him the first conscientious objector to receive the prestigious award.

These powerful films have not only garnered critical acclaim but also shed light on the extraordinary courage and sacrifice of real-life heroes. With stellar performances and compelling narratives, these movies have left a lasting impact on audiences worldwide.

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