Skip to comments.Hollywood, star Gary Sinise now entertains only for veterans
Posted on 05/21/2015 9:54:16 AM PDT by jazusamo
Uses his stardom to do a little more
Gary Sinise began providing free performances and dinners for Vietnam veterans what he called vets nights in the late 1970s, long before he was a household name thanks to his Oscar-nominated portrayal of the man who loses his legs in the jungles of Vietnam.
Even before he portrayed Lt. Dan Taylor, the Vietnam commander saved by Forrest Gump from certain death in the 1994 best picture winner, the Chicago native and co-founder of the iconic Steppenwolf Theater knew he had to do something to give back to Americas heroes.
I have lots of veterans on my side of the family and on my wifes side of the family, Mr. Sinise told The Washington Times.
Despite a storied theater resume in Chicago and on Broadway, to say nothing of a Hollywood career encompassing 50 film and television credits, Mr. Sinise is proud that his greatest role is away from the cameras shining a light on those who fight to keep America safe.
I spend all my time these days working with veterans, Mr. Sinise said.
From the ashes
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I believe he'll be starring in a new spinoff "Ciminal Minds International" shortly.
Great actor, better man.
Sinise is one of the few Hollywood men of dignity left.
Great guy and excellent actor.
First rate actor.
First rate man.
Really enjoyed his previous CSI TV program. Can’t believe it’s not on anymore. Hope he returns. .
I’ve always loved that guy. :)
Another is Denzell Washington.
God bless you Gary, now get go work and star in a TV show that real Americans can enjoy.
God bless you Gary, now get to work and star in a TV show that real Americans can enjoy.
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