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Kickstarting the fortnightly challenge, here's a puzzle.

The following actors have been ordered on a particular criteria:

Gerard Depardieu
Damon Wayans
Jacques Perrin
Maurice Chevalier
Rod Steiger
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Matt Damon

Can you guess why they have been listed in this order?

BONUS:
Can you add a name somewhere in this list?

HINT:

The title has a big clue. See if you can find it.

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  • $\begingroup$ Is anyone trying to work this one out? Should I post a hint? $\endgroup$
    – CodeNewbie
    Sep 11, 2015 at 14:22
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    $\begingroup$ Hint, please. I don't know where to begin. $\endgroup$ Sep 11, 2015 at 16:41
  • $\begingroup$ I gave it a shot yesterday and I couldn't find anything tying more than 2 together. $\endgroup$ Sep 11, 2015 at 17:31

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I think I've got it! The trick to this was

the title of movie the actor was in is based off the ranking system in US Army from top to bottom of the list the actors were in.

Gerard Depardieu

Colonel Chabert (1994)

Damon Wayans

"Major" Payne (1995)

Jacques Perrin

A Captain's Honor (1982)

Maurice Chevalier

The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

Rod Steiger

The Sergeant (1968)

Jean-Pierre Cassel

The Elusive Corporal (1962)

Matt Damon

Saving Private Ryan (1998?)

BONUS!

Mark Aldrich

Gods and Generals (2003)

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  • $\begingroup$ Rod Steiger is a Commander in the Longest Day, a Master Sergeant int 'The Sergeant (1968)', or his most prominent role as a General is in Mars Attack. (He also plays a General in the Girl and the General) - I'm pretty sure you need a rank that isnt already there. EDIT: yup that seems right. allthough depending what army you're in, putting an LT above a Sergeant is.... well I guess it depends on the LT :P $\endgroup$ Sep 11, 2015 at 19:26
  • $\begingroup$ @CodeNewbie, theres a bunch of names that could be added $\endgroup$ Sep 11, 2015 at 19:28
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For the bonus :)

James Cromwell: The General's Daugther (1999) (Placed at the very top of the list)

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    $\begingroup$ I like your bonus answer better, but you beat me to it. Haha $\endgroup$
    – Timmy
    Sep 11, 2015 at 19:47

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