13 Surprising Real-Life Inspirations Behind The Movie Characters We Love

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13 Surprising Real-Life Inspirations Behind The Movie Characters We Love

There are several movie characters we love to watch on the big screen. They make us laugh, cry and feel emotion. We can't get enough of them. Here are some of our favorites: 

1. The Joker: He is the best example of a well-written villain. He is so charismatically evil that you can't help but love to hate him. 

2. Tony Stark: He is smart, suave, and always comes out on top despite the odds. We root for him every time he suits up as Iron Man. 

3. Princess Leia: She is a strong independent woman who doesn't need a man to rescue her. She is always standing up for what she believes in and fighting for the greater good, even if it puts her in danger. 

4. Harry Potter: He is the ultimate underdog who overcomes incredible obstacles to save the day. He makes us believe that anything is possible if you just have enough courage and heart. 

5. Indiana Jones: He is the quintessential action hero. He's handsome, brave, and always seems to find himself in the middle of exciting adventures. We can't help but cheer for him as he triumphs against all odds.

Some of our favorite movie icons were actually based on a real-life person ... who you'd least expect. Here are 13 examples of that happening:

Into the Spider-Verse

Nic Cage took inspiration from Humphrey Bogart in Into the Spider-Verse. ВК DE Не said, My character's Spider-Man Noir. He's really Peter Parker from the '30s. I tried to channel those noir films with  Bogart, and have those kinds of sounds that he might make with  Cagney, or Edward G. Robinson, that kind of way of talking.OM


Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Brad Pitt's character in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is based on real life. Tarantino was inspired on stuntman Hal Needham, who was pretty badass - he did the kind of stunts you'd see in The Fast and The Furious, way back in the 1950s and 1960s. CRACKED.COM


The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

A character in The Marvelous Mrs Maisel is partly based on Johnny Mathis. That'd be Shy Baldwin - Rachel Brosnahan said he's kind of an amalgamation of a lot of different figures who were that successful, but Johnny Mathis comes to mind. CRACKED.COM


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