Real Versus Hollywood Portrayal of Historical Figures

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7. Joan of Arc in “The Messanger”

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A less feminine version of the real Joan of Arc is portrayed by Milla Jovovich in “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc”.

8. King Arthur in “King Arthur”

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Minus the crown and traditional sceptre, Clive Owen looks nothing like the real British ruler in “King Arthur”.


9. Henry VIII in “The Tudors”

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Mostly because he is only a fraction of the size of the notoriously large king, Rhys Meyers fails to live up to the image of King Henry VIII in his movie portrayal of the man.

10. Cleopatra in “Asterix and Obelix”

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Although tiny and unattractive in real life, Monica Belluci was the most recent in a long line of beauties – including Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor – to play the infamous Cleopatra on screen.

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