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What the Real People Behind Those "Based on a True Story" Movies Look Like

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | December 3, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | December 3, 2010 |


Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) in The Blindside

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Aron Ralston (James Franco) in 127 Hours

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Aileen Wornos (Charlize Theron) in Monster

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Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) in The Informant

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John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) in Public Enemies

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Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) in Valkyrie

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Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey) in We Are Marshall

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Elizabeth Gilbert (Julia Roberts) in Eat, Pray, Love

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Julie Powell (Amy Adams) in Julie and Julia

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Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) in The Social Network

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Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) in Milk

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Chris McCandless (Emile Hirsch) in Into the Wild

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Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness

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John Grogan in Marley & Me

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Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) in Friday Night Lights

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Frank Abagnale (Leo DiCaprio) in Catch Me If You Can

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John Forbes Nash, Jr. (Russell Crowe) in A Beautiful Mind

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Beverly Donofrio (Drew Barrymore) in Riding in Cars with Boys

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King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) in 300

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