Tom Cruise as Ron Kovacs in "Born on the Fourth of July"
George C. Scott as George S. Patton in "Patton"
Christian Bale as Dieter Dengler in "Rescue Dawn"
Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell in "Lone Survivor"
Real-life veteran R. Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in "Full Metal Jacket"
Real-life veteran Dale Dye as Captain Harris in "Platoon"
Real-life war hero Audie Murphy as Audie Murphy in "To Hell and Back"
Jeremy Renner as Sgt. William James (based on Master Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver) in "The Hurt Locker"
Marlon Brando as Colonel Kurtz (loosely based on Col. Robert B. Rheault) in "Apocalypse Now"
Adam Beach as Corporal Ira Hayes in "Flags of Our Fathers"
Mel Gibson as Benjamin Martin (a composite of historical characters) in "The Patriot"
Jake Gyllenhaal as Anthony Swofford in "Jarhead"
Josh Hartnett as Matt Eversmann in "Black Hawk Down"
A group of in-real-life Navy S.E.A.L.S. (who remain anonymous) playing versions of themselves in "Act of Valor"