What is it that calls actors to war (in movies that is, because I am reasonably sure few in the cast of David Ayer‘s Fury served in any conflict)? John Wayne, who’s name was actually Marion, starred in quite a few war films, during World War II no less.
He didn’t serve in the military, though the reasons why are open to discussion or debate.
Fury is the second war film from Brad Pitt, Inglorious Basterds was the first, and I wonder what it is that motivates him, as well as other actors, to choose such roles.
Is it playing with big guns and tanks (the movie revolves around the crew of a tank in World War II)? Is it the attraction of working with a director/writer who’s known for creating strong, compelling character (Whom are generally men. Ayer doesn’t seem to invest much in women beyond their capacity to support men) pieces?
I have no idea, though it is interesting speculation.