9 Interesting Facts About Actors and Famous Characters
It’s a true fact that films based on real life events always impress people! We get excited just because we see “true story”. It is interesting to get know a few personal stories about one character we learn to admire when watching our favourite movies. Sometimes, though, the movie plot might be misleading in terms of comprehending the real story behind the events related in movies. Let’s check a few of those real life stories that were portrayed in well-known movies.
1.Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator (Howard Hughes)
Howard Hughes, America’s first billionaire; He was a director, producer, pilot, aviation proprietor, creator of the H-1 plane, first test flyer, speed record holder, and a deeply involved businessman with the CIA. Howard Hughes had a love affair with world famous actresses such as Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Jean Harlow. But died alone in a king’s residence of a hotel in Las Vegas because of his obsessive-compulsive disorder and overdose.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio, J.Edgar (J.Edgar Hoover)
J. Edgar Hoover was the founder and first president of the FBI. His methods, although controversial, have always been discussed and none of the eight presidents who worked with him could depose him from his duties. When both John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinations took place, he was the president of the FBI.
3. Jim Carrey, Man on The Moon (Andy Kaufmann)
Andy Kaufman was the first person to bring the concept of trolling to America and the whole world. Even his death could be troll, as some people believe he’s still alive.
4. Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland (Idi Amin)
Idi Amin was an Ugandan dictator who massacred 300,000 and wounded 200,000 people during his rule, expelling more than 2 million people, especially Asians, from his country. As the years passed, Amin’s behaviour became more erratic, unpredictable, and outspoken until he was finally deposed in 1979.
5. Sean Penn, Milk (Harvey Milk)
Harvey Milk (1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, serving as an inspiration to his community. Sadly he was murdered in 1979 in a hate crime.
6. Cate Blanchett, Veronica Guerin (Veronica Guerin)
Veronica Guerin was Irish crime reporter who was murdered by drug lords. She received numerous death threats by convicted drug criminal John Traynor. The killers attended her funeral service and a prayer for her.
7. Liam Neeson, Schindler’s List (Oskar Schindler)
Oskar Schindler was a Polish businessman who emerged during World War II. Towards the end of the war, Jewish workers who were working in the factories, were sent to concentration camps. He made a list know as Schindler’s List and saved them from genocide by buying them from the Germans.
8. Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game (Alan Turing)
Alan Turing was the father of computer science. He saved the lives of millions of people and changed the future of the world by enabling the deciphering of German secret correspondence Enigma, a password machine used by Nazi Germany during World War II with the purpose of encrypting and decrypting confidential messages in World War II. He was gay and those days homosexuality was a criminal offense. When caught, he was forced to take medication, which drove him to suicide. We need to ask ourselves how important could the fact that someone who invented computer science was gay or not? I hope we all know what the answer is! This should not be a criteria by which we judge someone.
9. Johnny Deep, Black Mass (James Bulger)
Nick named Whitey (James Bulger) is a very famous and high ranking mafia agent. He was once in top 10 most wanted list but got caught it 2011. He is eighty-seven and he is facing two life sentences and was charged with almost twenty murders.