22 Real-Life Inspirations For Your Favorite Movie & TV Moments

Turns out you’ve been watching documentaries this whole time.
22 Real-Life Inspirations For Your Favorite Movie & TV Moments

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Documentaries and biopics are a big deal, especially during award season. But it turns out that an absolute ton of movies and shows are based on real life. They're just not openly admitting it. Maybe the writers don't want to sound like unoriginal hacks, but they're constantly basing scenes, plots, characters, and such on actual events and people.

The Wall from Game ofThrones isreal! George R. R. Martin got his inspiration for The Wall in A Song OfIce And Fire from Hadrian's Wal which protected
22 Real-Life Inspirations For Your Favorite Movie & TV Moments
CRACKEDOON CON 9-11 immediately shocked viewers in its pilot episode when the rescuers had to save a baby that was flushed down the toilet. But you pr
BACV CRACKED c TO FUTURETT The IRRRZ PT According to Bob Gale, the film's screenwriter, the inspiration for Biff Tannen was someone famous... who also
CRACKEDOON Mike Judge based the voice for the marble-mouthed character of Boomhauer on King Of The Hill off of a rambling and angry voice mail he got
In Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, the two brothers (played by Adam Devine and Zac Efron) post a Craigslist ad looking for dates to accompany them t
CRACKED cO Ariel, the little mermaid, was based on childhood photos of Alyssa Milano.
South Park's Kenny was based on a Kenny from Trey Parker's childhood, who also wore an orange coat and always mumbled. He went missing all the time, a
HOSTBUSTERS Our introduction to Peter Venkman is a test that seemingly involves torturing grad students. This is a nod to the Milgram Experiment. A te
FAMILY CRACKED CO GUY Peter Griffin's accent, look, and mannerisms came from a security guard named Paul Timmins who worked at the Rhode Island School
22 Real-Life Inspirations For Your Favorite Movie & TV Moments
THE SHAPE OF WATER The scene where Eliza floods her bathroom was something that the director, Guillermo del Toro, actually did once as a child. Althou
Screenwriter Brian Nelson got the idea for HARD CANDY -in which young Hayley tortures the truth out of suspected pedophile Jeff after producer David H
In an episode of The Inbetweeners, Will flips when the boys lose their front seats on a roller CRACKED COM coaster, calling the riders who took their
22 Real-Life Inspirations For Your Favorite Movie & TV Moments
CRACKED.COM Bezoars, the Harry Potter poison antidotes, are real. They were used as universal antidotes until the end of the 18th century.
The Dukes' failed attempt to corner a market in Trading Places actually happened. The Hunt brothers created a silver shortage by hoarding the precious
Steel Magnolias is based on a play written by then-struggling actor ROBERT HARLING, who needed an outlet to help himself deal with the death of his 32
CRACKED COM The Star Wars cantina music is a distorted 1930s swing band tune.
CRACKED COM Star Trek VI's explosion of Praxis, a key Klingon Empire power source, is based on the Chernobyl disaster.
Snoke's look from The Last Jedi was based on Hugh Hefner. The decision to dress a space dictator as a playboy came from Andy Serkis and Rian Johnson,
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