15 Classic Movie and TV Characters Inspired By Real People

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Some of the best fictional characters in movies and TV draw inspiration from real-life people or events, but some of those characters are so outlandish and amazing that they couldn't possibly be real -- but they are. We're taking a look at 15 beloved fictional characters from movies and television shows and the real-life people and stories that inspired them.

Click through to check out our gallery of beloved fictional characters and the real people who inspired them.

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