Over winter break I watched the HBO miniseries The Pacific. It was amazing, and I really recommend watching it. The characters are incredible (and were real people)... Here are my two favorites, Eugene Sledge and Robert Leckie.
I was struck by the intensity of Sledgehammer's eyes... you could really tell how haunted he was by the war. Joe Mazzello did an incredible job. (And he played the little kid in Jurassic Park! haha)
Leckie was probably my favorite from the beginning. He's a great character. He was the first one I really wanted to draw because James Badge Dale (the actor) has such a unique face.