#41 – The biggest movie cast I’ve ever seen – Black Hawk Down 2001

Without a doubt there’s been some big ensemble casts over the years. From Avengers Endgame and Infinity war to the Ocean’s films and the likes of Boogie Nights and Lord of the rings. The biggest cast I’ve ever seen is hands down the 2001 Ridley Scott war film Black hawk down.

The story follows nearly 100 US Army Rangers that travel and fight their way to the capital of Mogadishu to retrieve the top two lieutenants of a Somali warlord. Each scene and just about every actor on screen is either an A list actor, TV star or familiar face.

I’m going to breakdown all the cast and the characters they play below. From the likes of Ewan McGregor to a very young Tom Hardy.

Here we go

Josh Hartnett

Josh Hartnett as Eversmann

Eric Bana

Eric Bana as Hoot

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor as Grimes

Tom Sizemore

Tom Sizemore as McKnight

William Fichtner

William Fichtner as Sanderson

Sam Shephard

Sam shephard as Garrison

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom as PFC Todd Blackburn

Ewan Bremner

Ewen Bremner as Nelson

Jason Isaacs

Jason Isaacs as Steele

Kim Coates

Kim Coates as Wex

Ioan Gruffudd

Ioan Gruffudd as Beales

Jeremy Piven

Jeremy Piven as Wolcott

Ty Burrell

Ty Burrell as Wilkinson

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Gordon

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy as Twombly

It’s gotta be the greatest cast ever assembled. Some of this was chance that so many of these actors would become famous and oftentimes incredibly famous. It’s a great film but everytime I almost get completely distracted by the crazy cast on screen. Seeing so many famous TV actors here was brilliant we got Jamie Lannister from Game of Thrones , Phil Dunphy from modern family and Ari Gold from Entourage.

It’s just always been a film that stuck out in my mind for having an insane cast and now that I’ve taken up one or two minutes of your time I hope you’re thinking about it too.