Many of the elements that make history exciting are the same ones that make movies worth watching: heroism, scandal, intelligence, and tragedy. While Hollywood frequently uses past events for inspiration, there remains a good number of historical events and figures that have yet to be tapped.
Plenty of celebrities look like they've been time-traveling, but the question of who should play historical figures in biopics probes a little deeper. Similar appearances help, yes, but these historical greats deserve actors who can truly capture the small details.
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- Age: Died at 54 (1870-1924)
- Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
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- Age: 94
- Birthplace: Birán, Cuba
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- Age: Dec. at 52 (1769-1821)
- Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
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- Age: Dec. at 47 (1890-1937)
- Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island