The Most Historically Accurate Hollywood Films

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The Wolf of Wall Street

Leonardo DiCaprio's depiction of famous Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort comes straight out of Belfort's memoir. The hard-party scenes and high-pressure office meetings don't seem too far-fetched to be believable. This is also Leo's second role as a famous con artist. He played forger, Frank Abagnale, in Catch Me If You Can nearly two decades ago.

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A Matter of Perspective

The accuracy of the events in the movie is widely debated. Some law enforcement agencies that worked on the Belfort case when it happened argue that some of the events aren't true. Critics argue that the film shows Belfort's life the way he perceived it. The major changes in the film were the names of some characters, for issues of privacy.

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The More You Know

  • Peter Ostrum, Charlie from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, never acted in another movie after that and is now a veterinarian.
  • Shooting for No Country For Old Men was interrupted for a day due to a smoke cloud from the set of There Will Be Blood, which was also filming in the area.
  • Thomas Edison Didn't Invent the Light Bulb
  • The heads on Easter Island have bodies.
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