13 Things You Didn't Know About 'Saving Private Ryan'

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When Steven Spielberg's 'Saving Private Ryan' was released in 1998, it was hailed as a new standard for Hollywood war movies. It stars Tom Hanks and Matt Damon and tells the story of eight American soldiers ordered to search Nazi territory in France during World War II to save a man whose three brothers were all just killed in action. On the heels of this weekend's new Greatest Generation war drama 'Fury,' we’re looking back at the behind-the-scenes battle prep for 'Saving Private Ryan,' from that violent opening sequence to the actors’ painful boot camp. (Gifs created by Lisa Aileen Dragani)