Generally, real life occurs and then a movie’s made about it. But look at this pic of a Marine:
A technician Marine with Ammunition Company, 2nd Supply Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, carries ammunition cans filled with obsolete ordnance destined for demolition Dec. 4 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Thirty-one Marines from the company joined with explosive ordnance disposal technicians to conduct the demolition.
Does it not remind you of Russell Crowe’s character in Gladiator, Maximus:
Russell Crowe, Maximus in a wheat field, Gladiator