“He’s a very heroic character – our great stories are about people like this.” Hollywood icon Mel Gibson discusses why he finds Desmond Doss so inspirational.
“It’s a better story for today than it was for 1946.” Bill discusses why the events at Hacksaw Ridge remain so relevant and moving.
“He would stick his life on the line, again and again and again.” What happened at Hacksaw Ridge continues to impress.
“He was prepared to die for what he believed in.” This Hollywood veteran shares why Doss’ life inspires him.
Australian actors Jacob Warner and Firass Dirani discuss their roles in Mel Gibson’s new epic while at the Australian launch.
Australian actor Goran D Kleut shares his thoughts while on the red carpet for the Australian launch of Hacksaw Ridge.
“It’s beautiful, refreshing – and we need more of that in our world.” This up-and-coming Australian actor discusses the touching relationship between Dorothy and Desmond Doss.
In this interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Australian actor Rachel Griffiths discusses why the tension between Doss’ parents early in the film is essential to completely convey the message. She says, “It’s not a big role but it’s important to set up that it’s the mother that creates the moral point of view for the boy. We had to establish that then our scenes [as a married couple] really show that generational trauma that war will leave.” Photo credit: Nic Walker.
Rising star Teresa Palmer is one of the many Australians with leading roles in Hacksaw Ridge. She plays Dorothy, the young nurse who catches Desmond’s eye early in the film, and later provides the loving support he needs to overcome difficulty. In this interview with Channel 7’s Sunrise team, Teresa shares her insights into Dorothy’s personality and her critical role in this impressive true story.
In this interview with Greg Laurie at the SoCal Harvest Crusade in late August, Hacksaw Ridge director Mel Gibson outlines why the story of Desmond Doss needs to be shared. Elsewhere, Gibson also talks about a potential follow up to another of his powerful films with religious influence – The Passion of the Christ.