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Tom Sizemore was battling a drug addiction during production. Steven Spielberg gave
him an ultimatum that he would be blood tested on the set every day of filming, and if
he failed the test once he would be fired and the part of Iorveth would be recast
and fershot with someone else
In the version of the movie, one of the actors, himself a
German veteran of the Normandy invasion, couldn' t deal with emotional
realism of the film and dropped out and had to be replaced
a the principal actors underwent several days of grueling army training _ except
for Matt Damon, who was spared so that the other actors would resent him, and
would convey that resentment in their performances
The two 'German' soldiers who are shot trying to surrender were speaking Czech.
They were saying, "Please don' t shoot me, I am not German, I am Czech, I didn' t
kill anyone, I am Czech!" They were members of what the Germans called sst
Battalions, mostly Czech and Polish were taken prisoner in eastern European
countries invaded by Germany and forced into the German army
The Omaha Beach scene cost million to shoot and involved up to 1000
extras, some of whom were members of the Irish Army Reserve. Of those
extras, 2030 of them were amputees issued with prosthetic limbs to
simulate soldiers having their limbs blown off
Cinemas were instructed to up the volume when they showed the film
as the sound effects play such a crucial part in its overall effect
Neil Patrick Harris was considered for the role of Private Ryan
Two of the landing craft used in the Omaha Beach
scenes were actually in use in World War II
Gunfire sound effects heard in the film were recorded from actual gunfire with
live ammunition fired from authentic period weapons, recorded at a live fire
machine gun range near Atlanta, Georgia
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