First, the Oscar winner Chicago Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger and Richard Gere, it follows the story of two killers who become celebrities in the 1920s, using their fame to gain fame and fortune. Maurine Dallas Watkins, who wrote the 1926 piece, was a reporter covering the 1924 trials of Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner. Watkins based the work loosely on these experiences.
50 First Dates it might seem like the most unlikely romantic comedy that is partially based on reality. However, the love story between Henry (Adam Sandler) and Lucy (Drew Barrymore) in a Hawaiian paradise arises from a condition Michelle Philpots lives with. In 1985, Michelle suffered a head injury in a motorcycle accident and another in 1990, resulting in severe amnesia. She is known as the “Woman with a 24-Hour Memory”, dating back to 1994, and has a husband named Ian. Surprisingly, Michelle and Ian have been married since 1997.
Its roots Cocaine Bear”The strange plot of the journey back to the plane of drug smuggler Andrew Thornton in 1985. It all started with Thornton, leader of the drug smuggling ring “The Company”, who fell to his death from the plane. Cocaine bear Screenwriter Jimmy Warden told BuzzFeed, “The first five minutes of the movie are real.”
The real-life bear that the story is based on Cocaine Bear, his name was Pablo Eskobear, who weighed only 175 kg. It was taxidermied and remains in the “Kentucky for Kentucky Fun Mall” to this day.
And, while a bag of cocaine actually landed in Georgia’s Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, where a bear devoured the contents, as Hollywood tends to stretch the truth, only a fraction Cocaine bear it is 100% real.
Although Good Will Hunting is widely fictional, one of the key scenes – an integral part of the script’s narrative – was inspired by Matt Damon’s brother. Damon spoke about the incident to MIT students at their 2016 graduation ceremony.
It’s been over 20 years since the much loved Almost famous came out in theaters. The coming-of-age film about an aspiring journalist (Patrick Fugit) who goes on tour with a rock band is inspired by writer/director Cameron Crowe’s teenage years. Kate Hudson’s character, the leader of the Penny Lane group, was derived from a real woman named Pennie Ann Trumbull.
by Alfred Hitchcock Rear window is partly based on reality alongside the short story ‘It Had to Be Murder’ by Cornell Woolrich. Hitchcock added his own twist, drawing inspiration from two real-life murders. The first murder involves Patrick Mahon – aka ‘The Bungalow Killer’ – who killed and dismembered his lover, Emily Kay, in England on The Crumbles Beach.
The second true murder story that Hitchcock was inspired by was that of Dr. Howley Harvey Crippen, who was accused of poisoning his wife, Cora, a music hall singer known as Belle Elmore, with the sleeping agent scopolamine. The drug is otherwise known as “Devil’s Breath”.
Spierig Brothers’ enchanting supernatural horror film, Winchester, exceeded all expectations at the box office, earning $46 million against a budget of $3.5 million. Ahead of its theatrical release, ‘Inspired by True Events’ flashed between the title cards. Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars as Sarah Winchester, widowed heiress of firearms magnate William Wirt Winchester, and the film is partly based on reality and describes the real Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California.
And to Winchester, William Wirt Winchester, Sarah’s husband, is apparently inspired by the real person. As treasurer of Winchester Repeating Arms, he led the huge firearms company. Founded by Oliver Winchester in 1866, they produced repeating lever action rifles, including the famous Model 1873, also known as “The Gun That Won the West”.
In Winchester, Ghosts of people killed by guns haunt Sarah, so she builds a huge Victorian mansion to trap them. The estate—always under construction and later coined by Harry Houdini as the “Winchester Mystery House”—was actually a seven-story, 200-room San Jose mansion built like a labyrinthine, never-ending maze.
Cheaper by the dozen, which has been adapted into several films in 1950, 2003 and most recently in 2022, was actually inspired by a real family. The story is based on the Gilbreth family, with brothers Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey to write the original novel.
Nicolas Cage’s movie It could happen to you, which follows police officer Charlie Lang (Cage), who agrees to share his lottery winnings with a waitress (Bridget Fonda) instead of tipping her, is based on a true story. In fact, Robert Cunningham, a police officer, married Phyllis Penzo, a waitress, after they split a $6 million New York state prize.
Good friends has become a ground-breaking staple in film history, thanks to Martin Scorsese’s brilliant direction. The complex day-to-day operations of the Italian-American mafia in New York is based on Nicholas Pileggi’s non-fiction book, Wise guy.
In fact, most of the characters in the Good friends are based on real-life gangsters, including protagonist Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), who became associated with the Lucchese crime family in the 1950s. Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro) is an extension of James Burke, an associate of the family. Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) was descended from Tommy DeSimone, who was responsible for the Air France robbery.
Steven Spielberg’s terrifying work of genius defined the summer blockbuster forever in June 1975. Most viewers assume Jaws comes from Peter Benchley’s bestselling novel, released to worldwide acclaim a year ago. But there are existing theories about where the inspiration came from, with some conflicting accounts – including Benchley’s own. The first theory: the Jersey Shore attacks of 1916.
Also to Jawsthis fisherman, Frank Mundus, became the basis for Quint, the tough-talking, soft-spoken, pirate shark hunter Robert Shaw played in the film — both spitting images of each other.
And finally, in the 1960s, 18-year-old Susanna (Winona Ryder) spends over a year in a mental institution after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. This is often overlooked Girl, interrupt based on Susanna Kaysen’s memoir of the same name.