Who is the most famous person who was born on a military base? Bruce Willis tops our list. The “Die Hard” star was born on a U.S. military base in West Germany where his father was serving. At the age of two, Willis and his family relocated to New Jersey. “Jarhead” actor Peter Sarsgaard was born on an Air Force base in Illinois. Other actors who were born on military bases include Julianne Moore, Lou Diamond Phillips and Johnny Galecki.
Senator John McCain was born at the Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone. McCain's place of birth became a big topic of conversation when he became the Republican Presidential nominee in 2008. Although McCain was not a “natural born” U.S. Citizen, both of his parents were citizens and they were in Panama on an official military assignment. Many people believe that an amendment should be made to the U.S. Constitution to cover future situations like John McCain's.
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Bruce Willis was born in Germany where his father was stationed while working as an American soldier.
Birthplace: Idar-Oberstein, West Germany
Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer Actor, + more
Credits: The Sixth Sense, Die Hard, The Fifth Element, Armageddon
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Tennis great John McEnroe was born at a military base in West Germany where his father was serving in the Air Force.
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany
Profession: Tennis player, Commentator, Talk show host, Actor
Credits: Mr. Deeds, Anger Management, Wimbledon, Wimbledon
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"Boogie Nights" actress Julianne Moore was born at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Her father was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army.
Birthplace: Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA
Profession: Theatrical producer, Television producer, Film Producer, Children's book author Author, + more
Credits: The Big Lebowski, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Crazy, Stupid Love., + more
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Senator John McCain comes from a long lineage of military men. He was born on an Air Force base in the Panama Canal Zone.
Birthplace: Coco Solo
Profession: Pilot, Statesman, Politician, Military Officer Screenwriter, + more
Credits: Face the Nation, Television's Vietnam, Why We Fight, Ethos
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"Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki was born on a Belgium Air Force base.
Birthplace: Bree, Belgium
Credits: The Big Bang Theory, In Time, Hancock, Christmas Vacation
#115 on The Greatest Former Child Stars
#184 on The Best TV Actors of All-Time
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The "Star Trek: Voyager" actress was born on a base in Munich, West Germany, where her father was a Master Sergeant in the Army. She grew up on many army posts around the U.S.
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Credits: Star Trek: Voyager, Body of Proof, Boston Public, Down with Love
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The Actor and comedian was born to a military father on a base in Frankfurt, Germany, the second of six children.
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more
Credits: Bad Boys II, Bad Boys, Big Momma's House, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
#485 on The Best Actors in Film History
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"Boys Don't Cry" actor Peter Sarsgaard was born at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. His father was an Air Force engineer.
Birthplace: Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, United States of America
Credits: Jarhead, Orphan, Green Lantern, Flightplan
#187 on The Best Actors Working Today
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