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Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series 2008– ) Poster

(2008– )

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Rudy Reyes (the muscular marine who runs around the camp with a gas mask on) portrays himself in the TV series.
The real Sgt. Mjr. John Sixta, known for his over the top enforcement of grooming standards, has been charged with child molestation in Yuma, AZ and Riverside, CA.
On the DVD audio commentary, David Simon recalled Neal Jones's somewhat unorthodox audition for the role of Sgt. Major Sixta. According to the story, Jones entered the audition room, immediately began screaming his lines unintelligibly - much like his character does - and then walked out of the room without another word. As he opened the door to leave, he winked at casting director Alexa L. Fogel, and she realized she had the right actor for the role.
Throughout the entire mini-series the reporter from Rolling Stone Evan Wright is never referred to by his name. He is referred to only as Scribe, Rolling Stone, or Reporter.
The unusual tattoo on Staff Sergeant Brad Colbert's back appears to be based on a landscape done by Spanish artist Luis Royo. This tattoo is however not real.
Alexander Skarsgård is an actual military veteran, having served in Sweden's equivalent to the U.S. Marine Corps.
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Eric Kocher does not portray himself in the series but as Gunnery Sergeant Rich Barrett.
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At the very beginning of the fourth episode, as the camera pans under the truck, a voice off-screen is heard saying, "Hey white boy. What chu waitin for? That hole ain't gonna dig itself. Go on and get your dick skin on that thing boy and dig, dig" This is a line from spoken by Junior in Platoon.
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Actors Eric Laden ("Cpl. James Chaffin"), Chance Kelly ("Lt. Col. Stephen 'Godfather' Ferrando"), and Owain Yeoman ("Sgt. Eric Kocher") would once again portray U.S. service members in the Iraq War six years later in the biographical war drama film American Sniper (2014).
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Andrea Calderwood was recruited as a producer because of her experience in Africa while working on The Last King of Scotland (2006).
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