5 Hollywood celebrities who served in the military
April 15, 2022, 02:15
2 minute read
Before becoming notable stars in Hollywood and other areas of the entertainment industry, some celebrities served terms in their respective countries’ military.
There are also a few who joined the defense forces after becoming famous and well known.
With this in mind, we have listed the names of some celebrities with a military background.
Check out the top five.
Gal Gadot served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years and was there during the 34-day battle between Lebanon and northern Israel in 2006.
Gadot had enlisted as a physical conditioning and combat preparation instructor and had taught calisthenics and calisthenics.
In fact, it was this experience that earned him his big Hollywood debut in fast furious (2009), directed by Justin Lin.
Before Clint Eastwood became the “cultural icon of masculinity” in the film industry, he served in the United States military.
He was drafted into the Korean War in 1951 and served as a lifeguard at Fort Ord.
He was aboard the Navy AD-1Q torpedo bomber that crashed near Point Reyes on the California coast. In addition, he swam 3.2 kilometers against the current to shore.
Morgan Freeman was in the US Air Force for almost four years, rising to the rank of Airman 1st Class.
It tracked radar stations to detect incoming targets.
Freeman wanted to be a pilot, but when he sat in a fighter jet, it changed his outlook.
“I had the distinct impression of sitting in the nose of a bomb,” he once said.
The “King of Rock and Roll”, Elvis Presley served in the US Army between 1958 and 1960.
Interestingly, he was already famous when he joined the forces.
He served in two different battalions and was deployed to Germany, where he met his future wife.
After returning to the United States, he served four years in the Army Reserve before being discharged.
Paul Newman (Cool Hand Lukelisten)) served in the United States Navy during World War II.
He was a rear gunner and radioman for the torpedo bombers.
Luck saved him when his pilot developed an ear infection and they were unable to make it to rural Okinawa. The rest of the ship was destroyed in action, killing many sailors on board.
He was fired in 1946.