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

  • John Tyler, the 10th president of the United States, was born in 1790. He has a grandson that is alive today.
  • Bubble wrap was originally intended to be used as 3D wallpaper.
  • A man sued Pepsi claiming he found a mouse in his Mountain Dew. Pepsi attorneys stated that Mountain Dew will dissolve a mouse in 30 days, and showed his can was purchased 74 days after being manufactured.
  • Saint Patrick's Day began as a "feast day". To honor him, Christians could put aside their Lenten restrictions on food and alcohol consumption, which is why excessive drinking has become linked to the celebration.
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