Born on May 17th, 1955
From Fort Worth, Texas
John Paul Vann (Bill Paxton) is sent to Vietnam in 1962 as a military adviser and quickly learns that several South Vietnamese battalions are forging low casualty numbers and successful battle records. Vann, along with journalist Steven Burnett (Donal Logue), tries to take the matter public and in the process destroys his career and reputation. His private life also takes a hit when his wife (Amy Madigan) learns of his numerous affairs, including one with a Vietnamese teacher (Vivian Wu).
James Cameron's "Titanic" is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic; the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious liner of her era -- the "ship of dreams" -- which ultimately carried over 1,500 people to their death in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912.