HUGO, Minnesota (KARE) When asked to name the last movie he saw, George Smilanich jokingly says “The Glenn Miller Story.”
That may explain his reaction when Brad Pitt came calling.
“I said, ‘Who the hell is Brad Pitt?'” he laughs.
Smilanich isn’t asking that question any more, after the WWII tank driver was flown to Hollywood last summer to consult on Brad Pitt’s new movie “Fury.”
“Fury” tells the story of a tank unit commanded by Pitt’s character in the waning days of WWII.
Smilanich, 92, spent three years as a tank driver, taking him from the battles in Africa to the invasion at Normandy – from the Battle of the Bulge to the liberation of Holland and Belgium.
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