Waterloo is a 1970 epic period war film directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and produced by Dino De Laurentiis.
It depicts the story of the preliminary events and the Battle of Waterloo and is famous for its lavish battle scenes.
It film was a co-production between the Soviet Union and Italy, and was filmed on location in Ukraine.
It stars Rod Steiger as Napoleon Bonaparte and Christopher Plummer as the Duke of Wellington with a cameo by Orson Welles as Louis XVIII of France. Other stars include Jack Hawkins as General Thomas Picton, Virginia McKenna as the Duchess of Richmond and Dan O’Herlihy as Marshal Ney.
Apart from the historical figures this movie also features some “fictional” figures:
– Private Tomlinson
– Corporal O’Connor