Real Versus Hollywood Portrayal of Historical Figures

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4. Leonidas I in “300”

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Famous Spartan King Leonidas I was portrayed by Gerard Butler as a valiant and fierce warrior in the movie “300”, despite historical records which indicate an unremarkable 10-year reign.


5. Roman Emperor Commodus in “Gladiator”

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Joaquin Phoenix looks nothing like the famous Roman ruler he portrayed in the movie “Gladiator”.

6. Sir William Wallace in “Braveheart”

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Mel Gibson’s clean-shaven, on-screen portrayal does not resemble the real Scottish knight Sir William Wallace.

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