Private Chris Taylor (played by Charlie Sheen) volunteers to serve overseas in the Army, where he goes for battle in Vietnam in the movie Platoon.
SSgt. Bob Barnes - Tom Berenger
TriviaActor Keanu Reeves was offered the role of Chris Taylor in Platoon, but he turned it down.
To prepare them for their roles, all of actors in Platoon had to endure a 14 day boot camp in the Philippines where they lived the full life of military men even right down to getting the military haircuts.
Tom Berenger won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Sgt. Barnes in Platoon.
Willem Dafoe won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Sgt. Elias in Platoon.
Oliver Stone won for Best Director for Platoon.
Arnold Kopelson, Producer won for Best Picture for Platoon.
80's Film Facts:
The Movie Platoon was released to theatres on 12/19/1986 by Orion, and grossed $137,963,328 at the box office in the US.
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#1 - Jonathan Turbot - 05/09/2007 - 14:08
Take the pain!!!
i love this movie:)
#2 - stacey - 06/13/2007 - 00:25
#3 - fhg - 06/18/2008 - 16:55
Did johnny depp actually went to philippines for this movie?
#4 - jhenny - 07/05/2008 - 14:31