The Lone Survivor cast features Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Emile Hirsch. This info article contains minor spoilers for Peter Berg’s 2013 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Lone Survivor tells the story of Operation Red Wings, a 2005 United States military mission in Afghanistan’s Korangal Valley. Hoping to locate a Taliban warlord named Ahmad Shah, a four-man U.S. Navy Seal team begins a recon assignment in the mountains. The storyline details the circumstances for a deadly ambush of American soldiers. Here’s every main performer and character in Lone Survivor, an adaptation of Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson’s 2007 book.
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Lone Survivor Cast: Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell
Character Profile: A U.S. Navy petty officer first class. He tries to locate a Taliban warlord in the Korangal Valley. Marcus fights by himself after his entire team is killed.
Wahlberg’s Resume: Eddie Adams/Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights (1997), Dignam in The Departed (2006), Micky Ward in The Fighter (2010), John Bennett in Ted (2012), Stuart Long in Father Stu (2022)
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Lone Survivor Cast: Taylor Kitsch as Michael P. Murphy
Character Profile: A U.S. Navy lieutenant. He talks about an Arabian horse and reminds Marcus that they are “never out of the fight.” Murphy agrees to free two villagers while anticipating a helicopter rescue.
Kitsch’s Resume: Tim Riggins in Friday Night Lights (2006-11), Remy LeBeau in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), John Carter in John Carter (2012), David Koresh in Waco (2018), Ben Edwards in The Terminal List (2022)
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Lone Survivor Cast: Emile Hirsch as Danny Dietz
Character Profile: A U.S. Navy petty officer second class. He believes in survival at all costs and worries about freeing two villagers. Dietz is targeted during an RPG attack.
Hirsch’s Resume: Matthew Kidman in The Girl Next Door (2004), Emile Hirsch in Into the Wild (2007), Speed in Speed Racer (2008), Sean in The Darkest Hour (2011), Jay Sebring in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
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Lone Survivor Cast: Ben Foster as Matthew “Axe” Axelson
Character Profile: A U.S. Navy petty officer second class. He messages with his wife and uses a sniper scope to track down Taliban targets. Axelson suffers multiple gunshot wounds during Operation Red Wings.
Foster’s Resume: Charlie Prince in 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Tanner Howard in Hell or High Water (2016), Will in Leave No Trace (2018), Harry Haft in The Survivor (2021), Vince Merrick in Hustle (2022)
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Lone Survivor Cast: Eric Bana as Erik Kristensen
Character Profile: A U.S. Navy lieutenant commander. He preps Murphy’s team for Operation Red Wings. Kristensen is targeted by the Taliban during a helicopter attack.
Bana’s Resume: Chopper in Chopper (2000), Hector in Troy (2004), Avner in Munich (2005), John Meehan in Dirty John (2018-19), Chaz in Back to the Outback (2021)
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Lone Survivor Cast: Alexander Ludwig as Shane Patton
Character Profile: A U.S. Navy petty officer second class. He performs an initiation ritual during the film’s first act. Patton is targeted during a helicopter attack.
Ludwig’s Resume: Cato in The Hunger Games (2012), Shane Patton in Lone Survivor (2013), Bjorn Lothbrok in Vikings (2014-20), Dorn in Bad Boys for Life (2020), Andrew in Operation Christmas Drop (2020)
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The Lone Survivor cast also includes Yousuf Azami (Crank, 12 Strong), Ali Suliman (The Kingdom, Body of Lies), Rich Ting (Warrior, The Man in the High Castle), Dan Bilzerian (The Equalizer, Extraction) and Jerry Ferrara (Entourage, Power).
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