What REALLY happened in the riveting real life tales that inspired big films?
Movies that are based on or inspired by true stories are hot property right now, if the Best Picture nominations for this year’s upcoming Academy Awards are any indication. Two-thirds of the nine contenders, including Captain Phillips, The Wolf of Wall Street, and American Hustle, took cues from real people and events.
However, reel-life counterparts have a notorious history of adding, taking away, changing or completely ignoring certain details, as we will see in these following “based on a true story” flicks:
(Note: The following may contain spoilers.)