30 Little-Known Facts From ‘Saving Private Ryan’

Speilberg’s 1998 World War II epic was a monumental feat, as few war movies had ever been produced with such a high level of realism. We are about to uncover several behind-the-scenes facts that make the movie even more special behind its visual appeal.

Here are 30 Saving Private Ryan facts you’ll be stunned to know are true.

Neil Patrick Harris was up for the role as Private Ryan

Neil Patrick Harris is famous for his hilarious┬áTV roles, but he very nearly had a movie career as well. He was a candidate for the role of Private Ryan, and could have nailed it. He’s always looked incredibly youthful and would have been just 24 years old at the time of filming.

I think things worked out pretty well for Doogie Howser regardless of this opportunity.