21 'True Story' Oscar Movies That Ignored The Truth

If you thought Hollywood taught you anything about real events, however, think again.
21 'True Story' Oscar Movies That Ignored The Truth

Due to a film schedule that is a wasteland, the upcoming Academy Awards will mostly be awarding films that never saw wide popularity, films that were quietly shot and then sent directly to judges via screeners. So, it's the same as it has been for the past few years. When you add up all the years of Oscar films, you get a fair number of films that did leave their mark on cultural consciousness, including a number based on true stories. Think again if you thought these taught you anything about actual events.

Which would be bad enough if they made these changes in order to make a better story. But nearly always, we find that the true events make for the better story. The altered version instead just makes for the more Hollywood story—more generic, more simple, more easily fitting into how everyone already things these stories are supposed to go. 

Catch Me If You Can CRACKED.COM Frank Abagnale's biggest con wasn't impersonating a professor, an attorney or a pilot. It was fooling us into thinking he was an impersonator. Не never successfully infiltrated various professions, like the book and movie say. In real life, his chief crimes were car theft and check fraud, and he invented the more outandish claims just for his autobiography.
The Blind Side CRACKED.COM When this movie came out, we already knew the story was fictionalized. Oher had been on track for success without the adopted family, and the subplot about him being a gentle giant reluctant to tackle opponents was totally invented for the film. Later, far more serious lies came out. The family never adopted him at all. They just created a conservatorship over him to control his money and exploit him.
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