The True Story Behind Hacksaw Ridge

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Written by DEPKES.ORG March 2023

Andrew Garfield gave a spectacular performance in his portrayal of Desmond Doss in the war film Hacksaw Ridge, which was based on a true story.

1. Earned a Academy Award nomination 

Although Andrew Garfield is arguably best known for playing Spider-Man, he also earned a well-deserved Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance as Desmond Doss in the 2016 biographical war film Hacksaw Ridge

2. A film directed by Mel Gibson

Directed by Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of a World War II hero Desmond Doss. The film also features Avatar star Sam Worthington and Vince Vaughn in supporting roles.

3. Hacksaw Ridge Is the True Story of Desmond Doss

As a Seventh-day Adventist, Doss vowed never to resort to violence, which made it complicated when he joined the United States Army to fight in World War II.

4. Refused to take up arms

Due to Doss' refusal to take up arms, many soldiers distrusted him in the line of duty, as he would not be able to protect them without one. 

5. Is Hacksaw Ridge Historically Accurate?

Most of Hacksaw Ridge was historically accurate. Even Doss' only child, Desmond Doss Jr., stated the film's accuracy was "remarkable".