Not long after Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy returned home from World War II in 1945, he marched into Hollywood and began his career as an actor. Over the next 20 years, Murphy — already renowned as one of the most (some would say the most) decorated soldiers of WWII — appeared in more than 40 feature films, including the 1955 blockbuster To Hell and Back, a movie based on his autobiography. Naturally, Murphy played himself.
The three California men who famously thwarted a terror attack on a Paris-bound train in 2015 will play themselves in an upcoming film directed by Clint Eastwood about the incident, the Associated Press reports.
On Aug. 21, 2015, a man boarded a Paris-bound train in Belgium with an AK-47 assault rifle, nine rifle magazines, an automatic Luger pistol, and a box cutter. Two American servicemen and a college student quickly disarmed and restrained the man, later identified as Moroccan national Ayoub El Khazzani, saving the lives of everyone on the train.