Tom Hanks as "Captain Miller" in Saving Private Ryan (1998)Filmmakers rarely think to put a gun in the hand of Tom Hanks. Yet as the wry, relentless Captain Miller (whose rescue squad turns the tide at Normandy), he's a tough guy -- and a tougher leader.
John Wayne as "Lt. Col. Vandervoort" in The Longest Day (1962)Because of movies like this, many revere the Duke more as a soldier than a cowboy. Storming onto the scene at D-Day, John Wayne accepts no sass and takes no prisoners.
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