27 Well-Known Characters That Are Based On Real People

It's easy to assume that famous characters are born in a flash of inspiration, somewhere deep (or shallow) in the cortexes of some creative genius. But as it turns out, a lot of the time creative people just pick a famous person as a starting point, and just add some embellishments until they're fiction. Green skin. A cancer diagnosis. Adam Sandler with a ukulele.

But the fact remains, at the core of a lot of great characters is a real person who deserves some credit for being interesting. Real people like:

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27 Well-Known Characters That Are Based On Real PeopleSource: ABC

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27 Well-Known Characters That Are Based On Real PeopleSource: The Atlantic

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27 Well-Known Characters That Are Based On Real PeopleSource: 5 Villains That Were Thinly-Veiled Versions of Real People

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27 Well-Known Characters That Are Based On Real PeopleSource: Pasadena Weekly

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27 Well-Known Characters That Are Based On Real PeopleSource: 5 Villains That Were Thinly-Veiled Versions of Real People

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27 Well-Known Characters That Are Based On Real PeopleSource: Ad Age

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27 Well-Known Characters That Are Based On Real PeopleSource: YouTube

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27 Well-Known Characters That Are Based On Real People

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