A lot of actors play soldiers in the movies. They put on amazing performances that make it hard to believe they are acting. But for some celebrities, being a soldier was their reality for a number of years. Hollywood celebrities often get the bad reputation of being “soft,” but that is not a word you could ever use to describe the people in this article. Serving your country is a tremendous honor, but it is by no means easy. These 12 celebrities put their lives on the line for their country. Most of these celebs will look familiar, but you’ll never see #8 coming.
Ice-T has made quite the career in show business between his music and TV credits. After selling drugs as a teen, he decided to join the military to earn more money. He served a four-year tour in the army. Check out the 10th entry for another famous individual in the music business.
#11 Harvey Keitel
#10 Elvis Presley
That’s right, the King of Rock and Roll used to serve in the military. He is arguably the most influential musician of the 20th century and is a cultural icon. After he was already established as a breakout star, he was drafted into the military. He served in the Army for two years and even became a Sergeant.
#9 Chuck Norris
Alongside Bruce Lee, Norris is among the most famous martial artists in history. He appeared in a number of martial arts films, as well as other popular movies and TV shows. When he was 18, he joined the military and was stationed in South Korea. This is where he began to take an interest in martial arts.
#8 Bea Arthur
Arthur had a career in show business that spanned seven decades. She was an actress, comedian, and singer. Before it all, however, she was a truck driver and typist for the U.S. Marines during World War II. She received an honorable discharge in 1945. The next man served in the military for over a decade.