Banned in China: Actually, Malaysia. Though it was released in DVD afterwards.
Averted in India. The Indian Censor Board demanded Spielberg to cut out some of the more violent scenes in the movie. Spielberg refused. When the Indian Home Minister saw the movie for himself, he ordered it to be released uncut.
Drugs Are Bad: Tom Sizemore (Sgt. Horvath) was battling drug addiction while filming the movie. Spielberg knew about this and had Sizemore tested for drugs every day during filming, with the condition that Sizemore would be fired and his character recast should he tested positive for drugs just once.
Joe Fontana gives Captain Miller the order to rescue Private Ryan.
The one-armed colonel who who delivers the death notices of the three Ryan brothers to General Marshall is Hal/Walter White.
Dale Dye, a Vietnam veteran and real-life Marine, has a cameo in the movie as the white-haired officer who advising General Marshall against sending a rescue party after Ryan. He also served as a military consultant for the movie.