15 Facts About the Real War Dogs, Efraim Diveroli & David Packouz

Feb 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET
15 Facts About 'War Dogs': The Real Truth About Efraim Diveroli & David Packouz
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The guys who were played by Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in the 2016 film War Dogs are just as crazy in real life as their pot-smoking, gun-running movie counterparts. It's been a hot second since their likenesses first came to life on the big screen, but for some reason, there's still a huge interest in Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz — and it's not really all that hard to understand why. These guys are amazingly interesting. You can call Diveroli and Packouz a lot of things, but you can't call them boring.

From profiting from war to spending time in the clink and getting caught up in lawsuits, the reality of the Diveroli/Packouz situation is as interesting (if not more interesting) than the film based on their lives. Did we mention that one of them is also musically inclined? These guys are full of surprises. 

Here's what you should know about the two gun runners and what they're up to now.

A version of this article was originally published in August 2016. 

1 /15: War and Profit

15 Facts About 'War Dogs': The Real Truth About Efraim Diveroli & David Packouz
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1/15 :War and Profit

2 /15: 'Rolling Stone' Article

15 Facts About 'War Dogs': The Real Truth About Efraim Diveroli & David Packouz
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2/15 :'Rolling Stone' Article

3 /15: Investigation

3/15 :Investigation

4 /15: 4 Years in the Clink

15 Facts About 'War Dogs': The Real Truth About Efraim Diveroli & David Packouz
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4/15 :4 Years in the Clink

5 /15: House Arrest

5/15 :House Arrest

6 /15: 'Once a Gun Runner'

6/15 :'Once a Gun Runner'

7 /15: A Lawsuit

15 Facts About 'War Dogs': The Real Truth About Efraim Diveroli & David Packouz
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7/15 :A Lawsuit

8 /15: Playing a Flawed Character

8/15 :Playing a Flawed Character

9 /15: Miles Teller on Playing Packouz

15 Facts About 'War Dogs': The Real Truth About Efraim Diveroli & David Packouz
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9/15 :Miles Teller on Playing Packouz

10 /15: Efraim Diveroli Never Met Jonah Hill

10/15 :Efraim Diveroli Never Met Jonah Hill

11 /15: Claims Against Diveroli

11/15 :Claims Against Diveroli

12 /15: Violent Past

15 Facts About 'War Dogs': The Real Truth About Efraim Diveroli & David Packouz
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12/15 :Violent Past

13/15 :Music Man

14 /15: 'Scarface' as Inspiration

14/15 :'Scarface' as Inspiration

15 /15: A Hilarious War-Comedy

15 Facts About 'War Dogs': The Real Truth About Efraim Diveroli & David Packouz
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15/15 :A Hilarious War-Comedy