Barry Pepper

Barry Pepper

Highest Rated: 96% True Grit (2010)

Lowest Rated: 3% Battlefield Earth (2000)

Birthday: Apr 4, 1970

Birthplace: Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

With cool-eyed charisma and looks suggesting he had borrowed DNA from Paul Newman and Dennis Hopper, Barry Pepper first caught the attention of audiences and critics as the Bible-quoting Private Jackson in Saving Private Ryan. Before his role in the hit 1998 World War II epic, Pepper, a native of Canada, had been largely unheard of outside of his homeland. Born in Campbell River, British Columbia, on April 4, 1970, Pepper had what can only be described as a unique upbringing. When he was five years old, his parents built a boat and, setting sail with Pepper and his two older brothers, spent the next three years traveling around the world. Pepper was schooled in places as far-flung as Tahiti, Fiji, and New Zealand, and after returning to Canada, went to college to study graphic design. By his own account a poor student, Pepper dropped out of college and decided to give acting a try. He made his professional debut on the popular Vancouver TV series Madison and stayed with the show for four years. After parts in a couple of obscure films and a stint on the television series Titanic with George C. Scott, Pepper attracted the attention of director Steven Spielberg, who cast him in Saving Private Ryan. The critical and commercial success of the film put Pepper -- and several of his co-stars -- in the spotlight, and he soon had a coveted spot on the cover of Vanity Fair's 1999 Hollywood issue, alongside several other up-and-coming young actors. That same year, Pepper further enhanced his visibility with a role in the action thriller Enemy of the State. Hollywood hype being Hollywood hype, Pepper was soon being hailed as a Next Big Thing by any number of publications and his role as a prison guard in the hotly anticipated The Green Mile (1999) seemed to attest to this status. Whether the young actor really was a star in the making or not, his career had gotten off to an inarguably positive start.Over the next several years, Pepper would find success in movies like Flags of Our Fathers and True Grit, as well as the TV mini-series The Kennedys.

Highest Rated Movies



92% The Painted Bird Mitka 2020
24% Running with the Devil The Boss 2019
83% Crawl Dave 2019
43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure Vince $57.1M 2018
15% Bitter Harvest Yaroslav $0.6M 2017
32% Monster Trucks Sheriff Rick $33.3M 2017
47% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Vince 2015
95% How To Change The World Narrator 2015
77% Kill the Messenger Russell Dodson $2.5M 2014
31% The Lone Ranger Fuller $89.3M 2013
56% Snitch Agent Cooper $43M 2013
28% Broken City Jack Valliant $19.7M 2013
96% True Grit "Lucky" Ned Pepper $171.1M 2010
40% Casino Jack Michael Scanlon $1.1M 2010
82% Like Dandelion Dust Rip Porter $0.4M 2010
18% Princess Ka'iulani Lorrin Thurston $0.9M 2010
No Score Yet When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story Ben Wilson 2010
26% Seven Pounds Dan $70M 2008
38% Unknown Rancher Shirt/William Coles Jr. 2006
73% Flags of Our Fathers Mike Strank $33.7M 2006
85% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Mike Norton $5M 2006
No Score Yet Ripley Under Ground Tom Ripley 2005
88% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D John Young $32.6M 2005
No Score Yet 3 Dale Earnhardt 2004
86% The Snow Walker Executive Producer Charlie Halliday 2003
78% 25th Hour Frank Slaughtery 2003
21% Knockaround Guys Matty Demaret $11.6M 2002
63% We Were Soldiers Galloway $78.1M 2002
85% 61* Roger Maris 2001
3% Battlefield Earth Jonnie Goodboy Tyler 2000
78% The Green Mile Dean 1999
72% Enemy of the State Pratt 1998
93% Saving Private Ryan Pvt. Jackson 1998
12% Firestorm Packer 1998
No Score Yet Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan' Actor 1998
No Score Yet We All Fall Down Actor 1997
No Score Yet Titanic Harold Bride 1996
No Score Yet Barbarian Princess Actor


No Score Yet All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana
Narrator 2014
No Score Yet The Sentinel
Kurt Hessman 1996
No Score Yet Viper
No Score Yet Highlander
Immortal 1995


Jonnie "Goodboy" Tyler says: I brought all the medicine I could find.

Chirk says: I'm sorry... the gods took your father in the night.

Jonnie "Goodboy" Tyler says: (Chucks medicine over the hillside) Noooo!!!!!!

Jonnie "Goodboy" Tyler says: [chucks medicine over the hillside] Noooo!

Jonnie "Goodboy" Tyler says: Let it be said that we took this one chance, and FOUGHT!

Joseph L. Galloway says: [Narrating] We who have seen war, will never stop seeing it. In the silence of the night, we will always hear the screams. So this is our story, for we were soldiers once, and young.

Joseph L. Galloway says: [narrating] We who have seen war, will never stop seeing it. In the silence of the night, we will always hear the screams. So this is our story, for we were soldiers once, and young.

Pvt. Jackson says: PARKER, GET DOOOOWN!!!!!!!!!! (Explosion)

Pvt. Jackson says: Parker, get down! [explosion]

Rip Porter says: We need to get our son back.

"Lucky" Ned Pepper says: I call that bold talk from a one-eyed fat man.

Pvt. Jackson says: What I mean by that, sir, is if you was to put me and this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile from Adolf Hitler... with a clean line of sight... Pack your bags, fellas. War's over. Amen.