Mind-Blowing Films That Are Based on Real People

Sometimes actors have to build their characters from scratch. Other times, they are presented with the challenge of playing someone who already lived or is currently living. See how these stars lived up to the challenge...

The King's Speech

Colin Firth stars as King George VI in "The King's Speech". King George VI had not been appointed as king yet, and as part of the initiation, he was required to give a speech. The king suffered from a stutter, and he employed a vocal coach to work on the problem using unorthodox methods.


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The More You Know

  • The idea that a man should spend two months salary on an engagement ring was popularized by De Beers' ad agency.
  • A quarter of all the bones in your body are in your feet.
  • More people are bitten each year by New Yorkers than by sharks.
  • People don’t sneeze in their sleep due to their brain shutting down the reflex.
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