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Poll: Real-Life Medal of Honor Character Portrayals

These movie and TV characters are members of an exclusive club, all are real-life recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Congressional Medal of Honor for Space or a similar award for aviation or exploration achievements. These characters earned their medal for actions in real-life and those stories have been retold on-screen as a compelling Hollywood movie or TV series.

Which movie or television character portrayal of a real-life U.S.A. Medal of Honor recipient or a similar awardee* is most worthy of commendation? * Congressional Medal of Honors for Space, Aviation and Exploration achievements

Take companion poll: Fictional Medal of Honor Movie/Television Portrayals

Discuss the topic here.

Results of 352 votes:

  1. 1.

    Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

    Real-Life MoH recipient: Desmond Doss as played by Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
  2. 2.

    Tom Hanks in Apollo 13 (1995)

    Real-Life MoH* recipient: Jim Lovell as played by Tom Hanks in Apollo 13 (1995) * Congressional Space Medal of Honor
  3. 3.

    Robin Williams in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

    Real-Life MoH recipient: Theodore Roosevelt as played by Robin Williams in the Night at the Museum (2006) franchise as played by Tom Berenger in Rough Riders (1997)

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