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07th Nov 2018

Black Hawk Down has one of greatest casts of all time but you’ll hardly remember them all

Paul Moore

An explosive film with a stellar lineup.

JOE had the opportunity to meet the incredibly likable Eric Bana to discuss Jim Sheridan’s latest feature and his career to date.

Aside from learning about his time filming in Dublin and love of Aussie rules football, the star of Chopper, Munich and The Hulk was more than happy to talk about one of his most famous films, Black Hawk Down.

He said: “It’s one of the few films that I can re-watch, which says a lot because I really can’t really sit through my films! Mainly this has to with the director because with this and Munich, they’re two films that if I’m flicking through TV, I find myself not turning them off.

“I’m still floored by the direction and the cinematography whenever I come across it (Black Hawk Down). It was an unbelievable experience to work on, I’ve got three or four really close friends from that shoot and it was because we were there for five months. All sharing a hotel corridor and trailer park, it was insane.”

If you haven’t seen Ridley Scott’s war epic then you’re in for a treat. The story revolves around the ’93 Battle of Mogadishu which saw 160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord. What unfolded is definitive proof that war is absolute chaos.

In the film, Bana played the stoic, silent and unshakable Sergeant First Class Norm “Hoot” Gibson, a member of Delta Force that was deployed to Somalia. The other cast members were as equally impressive and memorable. Can you remember all of these actors?

Tom Hardy as SPC Lance Twombly

Character bio: You might remember him as the man that was firing his gun so loud that it deafened Nelson.

Also starred in: Peaky Blinders, Warrior, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception and more.

Ewan McGregor as SPC John “Grimesey” Grimes

Character bio: The soldier that was unexpectedly plucked from behind a desk.

Also starred in: Trainspotting, Star Wars Eps 1-3, Big Fish and more.

Jeremy Piven as CWO Clifton Wolcott

Character bio: The pilot that  was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade.

Also starred in: Entourage, Old School, Smokin’ Aces and more.

Josh Hartnett as SSG Matt Eversmann

Character bio: Leader of Chalk Four. The  battle was the first time he commanded a group in combat.

Also starred in: 30 Days of Night,. Lucky Number Slevin, Sin City and more.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as MSG Gary Gordon

Character bio: The chess enthusiast that later received the Medal of Honor for his actions depicted in this movie.

Also starred in: Game of Thrones, Headhunters, At World’s End and more.

Orlando Bloom as PFC Todd Blackburn

Character bio: The rookie that proclaimed that he’s “here to kick some ass”.

Also starred in: Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Kingdom of Heaven and more.

William Fichtner as SFC Jeff Sanderson

Also starred in: The Dark Knight, Armageddon, Entourage and more.

Kim Coates as MSG Chris Wex

Also starred in: Sons of Anarchy, Silent Hill, Resident Evil: Afterlife and more.

Eric Bana as SFC Norm “Hoot” Gibson

Also starred in: Munich, The Hulk, Troy and more.

Jason Isaacs as CPT Mike Steele

Also starred in: Harry Potter, The OA, Event Horizon and more.

Tom Sizemore as LTC Danny McKnight

Also starred in: Heat, Saving Private Ryan, Natural Born Killers and more.

Ioan Gruffudd as LT John Beales

Also starred in: Fantastic Four, Titanic, King Arthur and more.

Sam Shepard as MG William F. Garrison

Also starred in: Mud, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Right Stuff and more.

Ewen Bremner as SPC Shawn Nelson

Also starred in: Trainspotting, Snatch, Pearl Harbour and more.

Ty Burrell as United States Air Force Pararescue Timothy A Wilkinson

Also starred in: Modern Family, Dawn of the Dead, The Incredible Hulk and more.

All this without mentioning the excellent some character actors like; Hugh Dancy,  Zeljko Ivanek, Glenn Morshower, Ron Eldard, Matthew Marsden and more.

In case you need reminding about the brilliance of Black Hawk Down, here’s the trailer.

Try not to shout RPG!

Clip via – thecultbox

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