Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear – and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose’s acclaimed book of the same name.
Co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, the award-winning series features Damian Lewis, James McAvoy and Simon Pegg. —HBO
American leading actor Tom Hanks has become one of the most popular stars in contemporary American cinema. Born July 9, 1956, in Concord, CA, Hanks spent much of his childhood moving about with his father, an itinerant cook, and continually attempting to cope with constantly changing schools, religions, and stepmothers. After settling in Oakland, CA, he began performing in high-school plays. He continued acting while attending Cal State, Sacramento, and left to pursue his vocation full-time. In 1978, Hanks went to find work in New York; while there he married actress/producer Samantha Lewes, whom he later divorced.
Hanks debuted onscreen in the low-budget slasher movie He Knows You’re Alone (1979). Shortly afterward he moved to Los Angeles and landed a co-starring role in the TV sitcom Bosom Buddies; he also worked occasionally in other TV series such as Taxi and Family Ties, as well as in the TV movie Mazes and Monsters. Hanks finally became prominent when he starred opposite… read more
Probably the best thing I've ever watched on television. I wouldn't normally think of this as a "film" but I love it so much that I am adding it to all of my "best of" lists. I've watched the entire series countless times and have yet to tire of it. You come away feeling like you know the men of Easy Company, which makes the recreation of the entire campaign thru Europe so incredible. Can't rate this high enough.