Following in the footsteps of Band of Brothers was always going to be a tricky task but The Pacific proved a worthy match.
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg teamed up once again for the 10-part HBO miniseries that focused on the experiences of three Marines engaged in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
Combining heart-wrenching real-life stories detailing the horrors of war with some of the most impressive visual effects ever put to the small screen, the show also helped launch the careers of several notable actors – here, loaded looks at just nine of them.
Long before winning an Emmy for his performance as Elliot Alderson on Mr Robot, Malek played the jaded Corporal Merriell “Snafu” Shelton, a soldier left disillusioned by the horror of what surrounded him on a daily basis.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.