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‘First Man’: 15 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

Revealed at the Venice Film Festival, Damien Chazelle's biopic tells the story of the historic Apollo 11 mission that would ultimately end the Space Race and land the first man on the moon. Read more…

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’: 8 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,' travels back to 1969 and features real-life characters like actress Sharon Tate, cult leader Charles Manson and his followers. Read…

‘Gotti’: 9 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

The movie centers on one of New York's most notorious organized-crime bosses, his son and their involvement with the Gambino crime family.

‘Borg vs. McEnroe’: 5 Cast Members and Their Real-Life Inspirations

Find out how Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason and more prepared for their roles in the tennis film.

‘Chappaquiddick’: 6 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

The film focuses on the aftermath of a deadly car accident involving Senator Ted Kennedy and political staffer Mary Jo Kopechne.

‘The Post’: 16 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

Steven Spielberg's film, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, follows the events that led to the 1971 decision to publish the 'Pentagon Papers' in The Washington Post.

‘The Greatest Showman’: 8 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

The story of how P.T. Barnum brought together the mystique and magic of "The Greatest Show on Earth" is reimagined onscreen in an original musical.

‘I, Tonya’: 8 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

The movie centers on the scandal between Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan that rocked the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

‘The Disaster Artist’: 10 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

The film, hitting theaters Dec. 1, tells the behind-the-scenes story of Tommy Wiseau's cult-classic film 'The Room.'

‘Marshall’: 8 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

Set to hit the big screen Friday, the film depicts Thurgood Marshall's early career and start to setting the scene for civil rights justice.

‘Battle of the Sexes’: 8 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

The movie about the highly publicized tennis match digs deep into the personal storylines of its authentic characters.

‘Stronger’: 5 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

The story centers on Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs in the explosion and became the face of the Boston Strong movement.