Mind-Blowing Films That Are Based on Real People

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The Wolf of Wall Street

Leonardo DiCaprio plays a man named Jordan Belfort in this 2013 biopic. Belfort owned an investment firm named Stratton Oakmont, which was known as one of the most corrupt firms in Wall Street history. Margot Robbie plays Belfort's wife, and Jonah Hill plays Belfort's business partner. 

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Lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis depicts American president Abraham Lincoln while he was leading the union during the Civil War. The legendary Steven Spielberg stepped out of his sci-fi comfort zone to direct this gritty biopic based on the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, written by Doris Kearns Goodwin. 

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