29 Eyebrow-Arching Inspirations Behind Our Favorite Movies And Shows

29 Eyebrow-Arching Inspirations Behind Our Favorite Movies And Shows

It's no secret that many of our favorite movies and shows are inspired by real-life events. After all, truth is often stranger than fiction. However, there are some surprising inspirations behind some of our favorites that you might not be aware of. For example, did you know that the movie "The Shining" was based on a true story? Stephen King was reportedly inspired to write the novel after he experienced a number of strange events while staying at the Stanley Hotel in Colorado. Another example is the show "Breaking Bad." The main character, Walter White, is based on a real-life chemist who turned to cook meth after he was diagnosed with cancer. While some of these stories may be fictionalized, they offer a fascinating glimpse into the real-life inspirations behind some of our favorite movies and shows.

The inspiration for the Hulk came from Jack Kirby after encountering a superhuman feat of strength. More on that and 29 other wild inspirations behind beloved movies and shows:

CRACKED.COM Spider-Man J. Jonah Jameson is an over-the-top Stan Lee. Lee has admitted that the publisher of the Daily Bugle is an exaggerated version of himself. I thought, ifl were a grumpy, irritable man, which I am sometimes, how would I act?


CRACKED.COM Django Unchained Django's valet costume comes from Thomas Gainsborough's 1770 portrait The Blue Boy.


Tyler Perry's Madea is basically a mashup of two people: his mom and his aunt. As he himself describes it: My mother is the wisdom of Madea, but my aunt Mayola, that's her wig, that's her voice, that's her gun in the purse. CRACKED.COM


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