Friday, November 6, 2009

1/6 George Clooney as Major Archie Gates in "Three Kings"

Besides American actor Jake Gyllenhaal who played US Marine Corps Scout Sniper Anthony Swofford in the 2005 film "Jarhead" on the Gulf War of 1991 (see my post HERE), George Clooney also acted in a Gulf War film in 1999 called "Three Kings", along with Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube and Spike Jonze.

In "Three Kings", four US soldiers attempt to steal seized Kuwaiti gold bullion from the Iraqi bunkers but get involved with a badly outgunned and desperate group of Iraqi Shia rebels who have risen against Saddam's regime but were abandoned by the Coalition. The film deals with the aftermath of George H W Bush's appeal to Iraqis to rise up against the tyranny, and the ensuing massacre as Saddam's loyalists put down the popular rebellion, killing many thousands of civilians.

This is a BBI Elite Force head sculpt and body wearing Dragon outfit and gear of 2002. Kitbashed 1/6 George Clooney as US Army Special Ops MAJOR Archie Gates during Operation Desert Storm, Kuwait, February 1991 is wearing Olive Drab (OD) green T-shirt, dog tags, six-colour Desert camouflage Battle Dress Uniform (DBDU), PASGT Body Armor, ALICE (All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment) Y-harness with ammo pouches, M67 fragmentation grenades, water canteens, M9 pistol in holster, LC-2 first aid kit, gas mask case, Kevlar helmet with six-colour desert camouflage cover, goggles, M4 carbine, wrist watch and combat boots.

The six-colour Desert Battle Dress Uniform (DBDU), with a base pattern of light tan overlaid with broad swathes of pale olive green, two-tone wide bands of brown, clusters of black-on-white spots scattered over it resulted in it being nicknamed the "chocolate chip" pattern, was worn during this conflict.

Clooney also played a smooth talking, irreverent US Army Special Forces Officer Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Devoe in the 1997 action film, The Peacemaker alongside Nicole Kidman.


desmond said...

Alex, I like this head sculpt as I seldom see Clooney head scupts in the market..

alex teo said...

yea desmond when i saw the HS on a BBi Elite Force WWII USMC figure, you could tell straightaway it was Clooney.