Heroes of Peace

List of people who went trough remarkable effort in their movie career to send anti-war and peace message
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Martin Sheen
Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is striking. Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerard Estevez in Dayton, Ohio, to Mary-Ann (Phelan), an Irish immigrant (from Borrisokane...
“ Actor who really dedicated himself to antiwar message making movies like "The Execution of Private Slovik", "No Drums, No Bugles (1972)", "Apocalypse Now (1979)", "The Last P.O.W.? The Bobby Garwood Story" ( 1992) among some and also narrated many ant-war documentaries. ” - bakalarnik
Haskell Wexler
Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler was adjudged one of the ten most influential cinematographers in movie history, according to an International Cinematographers Guild survey of its membership. He won his Oscars in both black & white and color, for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and Bound for Glory (1976)...
“ Author who exclusivity devoted himself of showing torture during war. One of his best is "Latino" (1985). ” - bakalarnik
Dalton Trumbo
Writer, Spartacus
Dalton Trumbo, the Oscar-winning screenwriter, arguably the most talented, most famous of the blacklisted film professionals known to history as the Hollywood 10, was born in Montrose, Colorado to Orus Trumbo and his wife, the former Maud Tillery. Dalton Trumbo was raised at 1124 Gunnison Ave. in Grand Junction...
“ Writer of arguably most magnificent and brave anti-war movie "Johnny Got His Gun" (1971) ” - bakalarnik
“ An architect with a leading vision of not just self sustaining houses but it sustains it's tenants as well by providing them with electricity, heat and food. ” - bakalarnik
Timothy Bottoms
From a talented acting generation of brothers, Timothy James Bottoms, who was this close to out-and-out super-stardom in the 1970s, is the oldest of four acting siblings. All four boys were born in Santa Barbara, California (Timothy on August 30, 1951; some sources indicate 1950), as children of James "Bud" Bottoms...
“ Brave actor that played in "Johnny Got His Gun" (1971) and also George Bush when it was dangerous to do so. ” - bakalarnik
Stanley Kubrick
Director, The Shining
Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance...
“ Maker of many powerful and important anti-war movies. ” - bakalarnik
Donald Sutherland
The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others. Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint John...
“ Also acted and helped to make anti-war movies like "Johnny Got His Gun", "MASH" or just played more peace oriented characters in war movies like "Kelly's Heroes" and also very brave documentary FTA (1972). ” - bakalarnik
Jean-Luc Godard
Director, My Life to Live
Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of Switzerland and attended school in Nyons (Switzerland)...
“ Man with strong antiwar convictions made it visible in many of his movies and one the most tackled with that issue is "Les carabiniers" (1963) ” - bakalarnik
Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His undergraduate and graduate years were spent at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his PhD in linguistics in 1955. From 1951-55, he was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows. While a Junior Fellow he completed his doctoral dissertation...
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated light-heavyweight champs Archie Moore and Bob Foster...
“ So he didn't devote his career to peace but he defeneatly sacrificed it for it. ” - bakalarnik
“ Not only a maker of "Body of War" (2007) but also one of the few if not only reporter that criticized war in Iraq back when it started. ” - bakalarnik
Brian De Palma
Director, Scarface
Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers. Born on the 11th of September in 1940, De Palma was born in New Jersey in an American-Italian family...
“ True hero that made "Casualties of War" and "Redacted". ” - bakalarnik
Robert Altman
Director, Gosford Park
Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started exploring the art of exploring sound with the cheap tape recorders available at the time...
“ MASH & Streamers - do I need to say more? ” - bakalarnik
Kirby Dick
Kirby Dick is a two time Emmy-award winning and two-time Academy award-nominated documentary film director. His most recent film, The Hunting Ground, a monumental exposé about sexual assault on college campuses, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, was released by Radius/The Weinstein Company and CNN...
“ Maker of "Invisible War". I hope he'll make more movies like this. ” - bakalarnik
“ Playwriter and screenwriter who mostly writes about Vietnam veterans that are really all just washed out by war and disappointed by society that did this to them. Wrote some of the best movies like "Casualties of War" and "Streamers". ” - bakalarnik
Michael Moore
Michael Francis Moore was born in Flint, Michigan on April 23, 1954, and was raised in its Davison suburb. He is the son of Helen Veronica (Wall), a secretary, and Francis Richard Moore, who worked on an auto assembly line. He has Irish, as well as English and Scottish, ancestry. Moore studied journalism at the University of Michigan-Flint...
Samuel Fuller
Sam Fuller had six siblings: three brothers (Ving, Ray and Tom) and three sisters (Evelyn, Tina and Rose). His most famous sibling was his older brother, the nationally syndicated comic strip artist and cartoonist, Ving Fuller. In the 1920s Ving was a staff cartoonist at the New York Evening Graphic...
“ Maker of anti-war Classic "Steel Helmet" and some other anti-humanist war movies like "Big Red One" ” - bakalarnik
Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone, a clothing manufacturer's son, was born in Bessarabia (now Moldova), raised in Odessa (Ukraine) and educated in Belgium and Berlin (where he studied engineering). He was fluent in both German and Russian and an avid reader. Milestone had an affinity for the theatre from an early age...
“ Made one but posibly the greatest ant-war movie "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930) ” - bakalarnik
“ Wrote two excellent antiwar novels turn to movies: "Birdy" and "A Midnight Clear". ” - bakalarnik
Oliver Stone
Director, Platoon
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success. William Oliver Stone was born in New York City...
Jane Fonda
Actress, 9 to 5
Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was prompted by...
“ Apart from movie "FTA" (1972) didn't make much anti-war movies but did lots of activism. ” - bakalarnik
“ Great visionary of peaceful society "Star Trek" which is unfortunately being ill-used lately. He spoke about peace during cold war with his show and now the same show is unfortunately used to propagate war. ” - bakalarnik