When I first saw the movie Saving Private Ryan ( by Steven Spielberg) I had a heard a rumor on this new thing called “the internet” that actor Kevin Costner had a minor role and or cameo in the film.
Was Kevin Costner in Saving Private Ryan?
Where was he? There was a scene of a German sniper who kills the character “Caparzo” (played by then unknown actor Vin Diesel) and then gets shot by Private Daniel Jackson (Barry Pepper) :
That German sniper looks like it MIGHT be Kevin Costner.
But imdb says that sniper was played by stuntman Leos Strasky.
Theres also a scene at the end where we see a tank commander off in the distance. That might be Costner- but hes too far away to be seen for sure.
I think by now Costner would have said something about being in the film.
There is a cameo by Ted Danson, that at the time seemed out of place ( Danson was too well known as Sam in the TV comedy ” Cheers”).
Theres also cameos by Dennis Farina and Paul Giamatti.
But…as far as I can tell…. no Costner.