Band of Brothers (miniseries)

Promotional poster for Band of Brothers
506th PIR Unit emblem
From left: Damian Lewis as Major Richard Winters and Ron Livingston as Captain Lewis Nixon.

2001 American war drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book of the same name.

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Hanks at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

Tom Hanks

American actor and filmmaker.

American actor and filmmaker.

Hanks at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival
Hanks at the Academy Awards after party in March 1989
Hanks on the film set of Forrest Gump (1994)
Hanks' cement prints in front of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood
Hanks at Post-Emmys Party, September 2008
Hanks with World War II veterans in 2010
Hanks and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Tokyo International Film Festival
President Obama giving the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Hanks in 2016
Hanks and wife Rita Wilson at the 1989 Oscars
Hanks with Queen Elizabeth II and U.S. President Barack Obama at Winfield House in London
Hanks with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the Kennedy Center Honors
Hanks with Steven Spielberg at the National World War II Memorial in March 2010
Hanks jokes with 82nd Airborne division soldier Staff Sgt. Maurice Craft at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Feb. 5. 2004. Craft lost his left leg in the war in Iraq.

Hanks collaborated with film director Steven Spielberg on five films: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017), as well as the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers, which launched him as a director, producer, and screenwriter.

Distinctive unit insignia

506th Infantry Regiment (United States)

Airborne light infantry regiment of the United States Army.

Airborne light infantry regiment of the United States Army.

Distinctive unit insignia
Sgt. Joseph F. Gorenc from Sheboygen, Wisconsin, the assistant S3 of HQ/3, 506th PIR climbing aboard the lead transport aircraft C-47 Dakota 8Y-S “Stoy Hora” of the 440th Troop Carrier Group at RAF Exeter Airfield, Devon, on the night of 5/6th June 1944.
Kenny Kays Receives Medal of Honor from Richard Nixon
Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, patrol the DMZ in Korea near GP Ouellette in 1987.
Iraqi National Police and U.S. Army Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, discover a weapons cache in Dora, Baghdad on 8 Oct. 2006.
Soldiers from Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, recover bundles of fuel 29 January 2011, that were air delivered to Forward Operating Base Waza K'wah, Afghanistan, via a C-17 Globemaster III.
Soldiers from Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in Khost province, Afghanistan, 2 June 2013.
Soldiers, assigned to E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conduct a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, 20 Oct. 2013.
Structure of 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prior to inactivation

The World War II actions of the regiment's Company E ("Easy Company") were portrayed in the 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.

E Company, 506th Infantry Regiment (United States)

Company in the United States Army.

Company in the United States Army.

135 Paratroopers of Easy Company, 506th Infantry Regiment in Austria, after the end of World War II, 1945
The Memorial plaque near RAF Upottery, Devon, UK showing the names of those who died in transit from the base to France on 5 and 7 June 1944.
Names of E Company fallen on the monument in Foy
One of the foxholes that still exist in the Jacques Woods, occupied by E Company in December 1944 and January 1945
Richard Winters in 2004.
Don Malarkey with US soldiers in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait (September 2008).

The experiences of its members during World War II are the subject of the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers based on the book of the same name by historian Stephen Ambrose.

Ambrose in August 2001

Stephen E. Ambrose

American historian, most noted for his biographies of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.

American historian, most noted for his biographies of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.

Ambrose in August 2001

The HBO mini-series, Band of Brothers (2001), for which he was an executive producer, helped sustain the fresh interest in World War II that had been stimulated by the 50th anniversary of D-Day in 1994 and the 60th anniversary in 2004.

Theatrical release poster

Saving Private Ryan

1998 American epic war film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat.

1998 American epic war film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat.

Theatrical release poster
The opening and closing scenes of the film are set in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial near Omaha Beach.
Saving Private Ryan is noted for its recreation of the Omaha Beach landings.
Steven Spielberg earned critical acclaim for his directing on the film and would later win his second Academy Award for Best Director.

Spielberg later co-produced the World War II themed television miniseries Band of Brothers and its counterpart The Pacific with Tom Hanks.

Lewis in 2017

Damian Lewis

English actor, presenter and producer.

English actor, presenter and producer.

Lewis in 2017
Helen McCrory and Lewis at the 2013 British Academy Film Awards

He is best known for portraying U.S. Army Major Richard Winters in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination.

First edition

Band of Brothers (book)

Examination of a parachute infantry company in the 101st Airborne Division in the European Theater during World War II.

Examination of a parachute infantry company in the 101st Airborne Division in the European Theater during World War II.

First edition

The book was later adapted into a 2001 miniseries for HBO by Tom Hanks, Erik Jendreson, and Steven Spielberg, also titled Band of Brothers.

McDonough in 2017

Neal McDonough

American actor.

American actor.

McDonough in 2017
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McDonough in 2009

He is known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (2001), Deputy District Attorney David McNorris on Boomtown (2002–2003), and a main cast role as Dave Williams in Season 5 of Desperate Housewives (2008–2009).

Insignia of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

101st Airborne Division

Light infantry division of the United States Army that specializes in air assault operations.

Light infantry division of the United States Army that specializes in air assault operations.

Insignia of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
General Dwight D. Eisenhower speaking with 1st Lieutenant Wallace C. Strobel and men of Company E, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment on 5 June. The placard around Strobel's neck indicates he is the jumpmaster for chalk No. 23 of the 438th TCG.
Private Ware applies last second war paint to Private Plaudo in England June 1944.
101st Airborne troops posing with a captured Nazi vehicle air identification sign two days after landing at Normandy.
Men of the 101st Airborne Division inspect a broken glider, September 1944.
101st Airborne Division troops watch as C-47s drop supplies over Bastogne.
A letter from General McAuliffe on Christmas Day to the 101st Airborne troops defending Bastogne.
A Panzer IV of Kampfgruppe Peiper of the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. The 101st Airborne Division fought this elite Waffen SS division when the 101st attacked towards Bourcy, northeast of Bastogne, on 13 January 1945.
101st Airborne troops retrieving air dropped supplies during the siege of Bastogne.
Men of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, fire from old Viet Cong trenches.
An officer with the 101st Airborne Division wearing dark-blue beret with 326th Engineer Battalion Beret Flash and Airmobile Badge, 1977
A member of the 101st Airborne Division, armed with an M60 machine gun, participates in a field exercise in 1972. M16A1 rifle in background with each soldier wearing an M1 helmet.
101st Airborne Division 1989 (click to enlarge)
Ground operations during Operation Desert Storm, with the 101st Airborne Division positioned at the left flank.
The 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment alongside Task Force 121 at Uday and Qusay Hussein's hideout.
U.S. Army soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division return fire during a firefight with Taliban forces in Barawala Kalay Valley in Kunar province, Afghanistan, 31 March 2011.
A trainer with Company A, 1st Battalion 502nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, 101st Airborne Division assists Iraqi army ranger students during a room clearing drill at Camp Taji, Iraq 18 July 2016.
101st Airborne Division organization 2021
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This was later documented in the book Band of Brothers and the acclaimed miniseries of the same name.

Schwimmer in 2011

David Schwimmer

American actor, comedian, director and producer.

American actor, comedian, director and producer.

Schwimmer in 2011
Schwimmer at the London premiere of Madagascar, 2005
Schwimmer in 2007 at the premiere for Run Fatboy Run, a movie that he directed

He was then cast in the miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) as Herbert Sobel.