You never knew these famous characters were based on real people
Not all film characters are the result of authors’ imagination. Actually, many of them, including cartoon and book characters, have real counterparts!
Let's try to find out why James Bond, Baron Munchhausen and other well-known characters have their unique personality traits.
#1 Baron Munchhausen
A German writer and scientist Rudolf Erich Raspe was inspired by Munchhausen’s stories and created a collection of stories about the baron’s adventures. It became very popular in Europe.
#2 Robinson Crusoe
#3 Roland Deschain
It would be interesting to know that in the sixth part of the “The Dark Tower” series King included himself as a character and his character told Roland, “As “The Man With No Name” - a fantasy version of Clint Eastwood - you were okay. A lot of fun to partner up with.”
#4 The last samurai Nathan Algren
#5 Frank Costello
To cover all technical issues Martin Scorsese (the director) and William Monahan (the screenwriter) asked Tom Duffy to consult them. Tom had served on the Boston Police Department, as an undercover detective investigating Bulger’s case.
#6 Count Dracula
Vlad III Dracula was the ruler of Wallachia and was known for his cruel methods of punishing his enemies. He called himself "Dracula" meaning “son of Dracul” (from the Latin "draco" - "dragon"). Despite of his cruelty, he was a folk hero for his contribution to fight against Ottoman encroachment. Vlad the Impaler was killed in a battle, though the place of his burial is unknown.
"Dracula" is a gothic horror novel written by Bram Stoker. Count's powers and abilities are narrated from different perspectives. It is believed that he dealed with the Devil.
#7 Tony Stark
Stan Lee, an American comic book writer, stated that he was inspired by H. Hughes’ personality and way of life while creating his character Tony Stark in "Iron Man". “I thought it would be fun to get a superhero who went against the popular notion of what the superhero fans wanted”, said Stan Lee.
#8 Agent 007
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