For inspiration for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel, Lady Gaga closely studied the “practical nature” of one specific murderer. 

Over the years, the Film industry has created one of the most amazing characters that have spawned a cult-like following in the film industry. Give a look from Hanibal Lecter to Severus Snape; those same actors have gone down in history as most of the other strongest fictional people. However, creating such cult statistics was not as simple for the writers as it appeared. The majority of these writers drew inspiration for their memorable figures from real-life stories of people.

Did you guys know that Severus Snape, Harry Potter's famous villain-turned-hero, was also rooted in one of JK Rowling's professors? We bet you didn’t…Rowling based Snape on her chemistry teacher, John Nettleship, who'd been "an angry chemistry teacher with dark hair" who is about as vibrant as he was uncompromising.

Don’t worry; there are several more…

Here are some iconic film characters you may not have realized were inspired by real people and events. Here’s the full story, plus 14 others:

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