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A project to capture Geni profiles from movies that were based on their life story. When you add to project, please also index it, and tag the actor who portrayed.

Reality has always exceeded fantasy. If many astounding stories have already undoubtedly been able to happen (even if not so excellently told), no one can yet imagine what else someone will do.

Alphabetical index

  1. Maria Victoria Altmann - (Dame Helen Mirren)
  2. Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the USA - (Daniel Day-Lewis), (Hal Holbrook)


MP in progress

2023 The Beanie Bibble, by Kristin Gore

2022 Devotion, by J. D. Dillard ..i. /!\ Boring Alert /!\

2020 Rose Island, by Sydney Sibilia

2019 The Professor and the Madman, *by Farhad Safinia, "P. B. Shemran"

2018 Green Book, by Peter Farrelly

2017 American Made, by Doug Liman

2016 War Dogs, by Todd Phillips

2016 Sully, by Clint Eastwood

2013 Pain & Gain, *loosely by Michael Bay

2011 The Intouchables, by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano

2009 The Young Victoria, by Jean-Marc Vallée

2009 The Blind Side, by John Lee Hancock, Jr. zzZz merging Zzz

2009 Agora, by Alejandro Amenábar zzZz merging Zzz

2007 Mongol, by Sergei Vladimirovich Bodrov

2007 American Gangster, by Sir Ridley Scott

2007 300, by Zack Snyder

2006 Napoleon and Me, by Paolo Virzì

2006 Flyboys, by Tony Bill

2006 Find Me Guilty, by Sidney Lumet

2006 Fearless, *by Ronny Yu

2005 The World's Fastest Indian, by Roger Donaldson

2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose, *loosely by Scott Derrickson

2005 Kingdom of Heaven, *by Sir Ridley Scott
*Many of the characters in the film are fictionalised versions of historical figures:

2005 Joyeux Noël, by Christian Carion

2005 Cinderella Man, by Ron Howard

2005 Casanova, *loosely by Lasse Hallström

2004 Troy, *by Wolfgang Petersen

2004 The Passion of the Christ, by Mel Gibson,1000_QL80_.jpg

2004 Hotel Rwanda, by Terry George

2002 The Pianist, by Roman Polanski

2001 Blow, by Ted Demme zzZz merging Zzz

2001 A Beautiful Mind, by Ron Howard

1997 Seven Years in Tibet, by Jean-Jacques Annaud

1997 Donnie Brasco, by Mike Newell

1993 Schindler's List, by Steven Spielberg

1990 GoodFellas, by Martin Scorsese

1987 The Untouchables, by Brian De Palma

1987 Secondo Ponzio Pilato, by Luigi Magni

1979 Escape from Alcatraz, by Donald Siegel

1962 Lawrence of Arabia, by Sir David Lean, CBE ..i. /!\ Boring Alert /!\

Expressly requested removal from GENi

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