What A World War I Hero Looks Like, According to ‘1917’

Director Sam Mendes’s film uses an edgy cinematic technique to follow a pair of soldiers through the horrors of the Great War

香蕉视频苹果下载 George MacKay is a veteran of war on screen. The 27-year-old actor has played a soldier or veteran seven times in movies and television over the years, including World War II and Afghanistan fighters. Now he has his third role set in World War I, but the biggest of his career so far. As a stoic English infantryman saddled with an impossible mission, he helps carry the new movie “1917,” a Golden Globes nominee opening on Christmas.

“Maybe it’s that sort of juxtaposition,” says Mr. MacKay, a Brit with soft eyes and a sharp...