The 'Saving Private Ryan' star lost everything and has revealed that he lived in a squat for a time, with no electricity or running water.
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When the cast of the 1998 WWII movie was sent to boot camp to prepare by Steven Spielberg, things almost went spectacularly pear-shaped. “It was the worst experience of my life,” said Edward Burns, remembering his time in a Hertfordshire boot camp while sitting a few months later on the set of ‘Saving Private Ryan’. Determined to make his movie as authentic as possible, director Steven Spielberg hired legendary movie military advisor and former U.S. Marine Corps Captain Dale Dye (pictured below on right with Hanks and Spielberg) to whip the main actors into shape before shooting started.