Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters

It’s a cliche that inspiration is unpredictable but, like many cliches, there’s some truth in it if you dig deep enough. And it turns out that many pop culture characters were inspired by something totally left-field. For example:

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - They based Jabba the Hutt on an actor in Casablanca.Source: 5 Characters Amazingly Based on Real People

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - Janosz Poha's accent in Ghostbusters 2 was based on how Meryl Streep Source: Film School Rejects

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - The Sistine Chapel's ceiling inspired the creation of Baby Yoda.Source: Deadline

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - A cheese grater inspired the Ninja Turtles' biggest villain. Source: 6 Shockingly Dumb Reasons People Invented Famous Characters

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - Foghorn Leghorn is a caricature of a southern politician. Source: Famous Characters (And Where They Were Stolen From)

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - An angry voicemail message helped inspire Boomhauer's voice in King of the Hill.Source: 6 Surprising Stories Behind Iconic Cartoon Voices

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - Knives Chau's name in Scott Pilgrim VS. the World comes from Bryan O'Malley's Source: Film School Rejects

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - Birdperson in Rick and Morty is inspired by Buck Rogers's sidekick.Source: Film School Rejects, Fandom.com

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - The robots in The World's End were partly based on a classic movie poster. Source: Film School Rejects

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - The Dude in The Big Lebowski is basically a real guy. Source: 8 Characters You Won't Believe Are Based on Real People

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - Larry David put a real-life neighbor into his TV show. Source: 8 Characters You Won't Believe Are Based on Real People

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - Helena Bonham Carter's Marla in Fight Club was inspired by David Fincher. Source: Film School Rejects

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - Audrey Hepburn inspired a Mission: Impossible 2 character.Source: Film School Rejects

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - Ryan Coogler partly based Black Panther's Killmonger on a veteran he met in NYC.Source: Film School Rejects

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Surprising Sources Of Inspiration For Your Fav Characters - Iron Man 3's Aldrich Killian has blonde highlights because Richard Branson is blonde.Source: Film School Rejects

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