March 15, 2024

“Oppenheimer” Star Comes to Lexington

In February, the Marshall Foundation hosted George C. Marshall actor Will Roberts for a free screening of Christopher Nolan’s critical and commercial hit Oppenheimer. Mr. Roberts worked closely with Melissa Davis, incorporating audio, video, and photographs of Marshall, while preparing for his role.

Oppenheimer, which grossed $958 million worldwide, marks the first major on-screen portrayal of Gen. Marshall since Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan a quarter century earlier. Mr. Roberts toured the archives and met with GCMF constituents during a VIP reception on February 16. The next day, over 300 members of the Lexington community came to watch the film at VMI’s Gillis Theater, view atomic artifacts from the Marshall Foundation collections, take photos with Mr. Roberts, and participate in a Q&A session.

Below are images taken during Mr. Roberts’ visit. We thank him for his hard work and dedication to bringing Gen. Marshall to the big screen, as well as his support for the Foundation. Photos by Kevin Remington unless otherwise noted.