December 17 | Stars Who Served
December 17, 2020
This week, watch a movie starring actors with impressive military histories.
James “Jimmy” Stewart
Known for his work in “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “Vertigo”, and “Rear Window”, James Stewart served in the Air Force during WWII. He was also awarded a United States Air Force Distinguished Service Medal.Jimmy Stewart in the Oscar-nominated “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”, directed by fellow veteran Frank Capra.
Before he starred in major projects like “Marriage Story” or the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Adam Driver was a Lance Corporal in the Marines. He also founded Arts in the Armed Forces, a nonprofit focused on sharing military stories through art.this TED Talk on Driver’s experience in the military.
James Earl Jones
Recruited by the Army after college, James Earl Jones trained soldiers in Colorado. He rose to the rank of first lieutenant before he left to pursue acting. He went on to star in films like “The Hunt for Red October” and “The Great White Hope”. He is also known for lending his voice to characters like Mufasa from “The Lion King” and Darth Vader from “Star Wars”.him in “Field of Dreams” on Peacock.