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Movies based on real events not only affect the viewers but the actors, as well. The star of The Pursuit of Happiness, Will Smith, was so affected by his character’s personality and lifestyle that even when the shooting of the movie was over, whenever his son asked for juice, he would reply, “We can’t afford it, son.”
Axar.az reports citing Foreign media that we’ve created a list of films that were inspired by life itself.
1. The Aviator
The movie portrays the life of Howard Hughes, an aviation pioneer, and director of Hell’s Angels. Hughes became a successful film producer during the time period of 1927-1947 but also had to go through severe periods of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). Leonardo DiCaprio played the role of Hughes in the movie quite efficiently. The movie is an adaptation of the book The Secret Life by Charles Higham.
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street
The movie scared many of us but turns out it wasn’t just a movie. Wes Craven, the director of the movie, got the idea from a real story he read in the newspaper about 18 Laotian refugees who diedin a mysterious manner after supposedly seeing a nightmare.
3. The Hunt for Red October
The American thriller The Hunt for Red October starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin is based on Tom Clancy’s 1984 bestselling novel by the same name. The story from the Cold War era is about a Soviet naval captain who wants to harm the US ships and their officers. However, his plans are foiled by one of the American CIA agents who must present proof to the US Navy before both of the countries become involved in an actual war.
4. Hotel Rwanda
Hotel Rwanda has been called Africa’s Schindler’s List by many. The movie is based on true events that occurred in Rwanda in 1994. It depicts how hotelier Paul Rusesabagina saves the lives of a family and thousands of refugees by giving them shelter in the besieged Hôtel des Mille Collines. Hotel Rwanda talks about how politics plays with the lives of common men and how genocide and violence can cause permanent damage to humankind.
This movie was a huge hit and had its viewers glued to their seats in excitement throughout the entire film. It is based on the life of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger. He was both financially and physically incapable of being on the football team of his college and he was also diagnosed with dyslexia. However, his determination was intact and he went on to become a famous footballer. The movie was ranked as the 54th-most inspiring film of all time in the American Film Insitute 100 Years series.
2018.10.31 / 13:39