Something that real and fictional people have in common is that (usually) they all have names. Sometimes they even have the same names -- either because their creators wanted to pay tribute to someone dear to them, or just because they were lazy. Whatever the case, these are the results.

Freddy Krueger in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'

A Nightmare on Elm Street FREDDY KRUEGER WAS NAMED AFTER WES CRAVEN'S BULLY. As a child, Craven was tortured by a kid named Fred Krueger. (That's also the reason why the main bad guy in The Last House on the Left is named Krug.)

Source: The Take

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