Walker stars as Hank Hansen in Flags of Our Fathers, an American war film based on the book by James Bradley and Ron Powers about the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima. The movie tells the story of the five Marines and one Navy Corpsman who were involved in raising the flag on Iwo Jima, and the affect on their lives thereafter.
I think it depicts war for what it really is. These guys are now like brothers. They go off, they fight, their best friend dies right next to them. They don’t have time to cry about it, they gotta push forward…What the story’s really about is the unsung heroes, the guys that raised the first flag – all of whom were basically killed by the time that famous photograph made it back to the States.