17 Famous People Whose Lives Became Movies We Love


Some movies gave us the chance to learn about real-life inventors, geniuses, heroes or the ones whose success tilted the world. We gathered 17 of them for you, enjoy!

1. John Nash

A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. After 1970, his condition slowly improved, allowing him to return to academic work by the mid-1980s. The movie reflects on his struggles with his illness and his recovery.

2. Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

The life of Steve Jobs, considered one of the greatest visionaries ever lived, was filmed after his death in 2011. The first film Jobs, was released in 2013, while the second, Steve Jobs, was released in 2015. The movies may remain insufficient to show every aspect of Steve Job's life, but they are certainly worth it to watch.

3. William Wallace

The life of Scottish folk hero William Wallace was adapted to the screen in 1995 under the name of Breaveheart. Most of us may still remember Mel Gibson's performance. This magnificent film was also an Oscar nominee in 10 categories.

4. Spartacus

The life of Spartacus, who led a great rebellion when he was a slave in the Roman Empire, became a film in 1960. Being one of the most expensive films in history, it has been awarded an Oscar in four categories. Between 2010 and 2013, a TV series having the same name had become widely popular as well.

5. Alan Turing

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing, father of the modern computer, computer science, and artificial intelligence, tried to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.This story was filmed in 2014 with the title The Imitation Game.

6. Ghandi

The life of Gandhi, a pacifist politician, and intellectual who changed the destiny of all India was filmed in 1982 and is called Ghandi. The movie, which was mostly remembered because of the funeral scene where three hundred thousand people attended, won an Oscar in 8 categories.

7. Muhammad

The life of the Prophet Muhammad, the last prophet according to Islam sent by God and pioneering the spread of Islamic belief throughout the world, was adapted for cinema in 1976 with the name; The Message. This Hollywood-produced film, which respected the rule of not showing the face of Muhammad, was seen by many Muslims all over the world and widely accepted as successful at narrating the birth and spread of Islam.

8. Muhammad Ali

Cassius Clay, a worldwide successful figure, and boxer took the name of the famous Islamic prophets (Muhammad Ali) and a movie about his life, Ali, was released in 2002. This film is an excellent chance for those wondering about the boxer who is memorialized for his political and religious standing as well as his huge success as a boxer.

9. Johnny Cash

The 2005 movie, Walk The Line is a chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis.

10. Stephen Hawking

The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking. The movie includes the story of Hawking and his wife Jane Wilde when they fell in love while studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. The movie was released in 2014.

11. Bob Dylan

I'm Not There is a 2007 biographical musical drama film inspired by the life and music of American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Six very famous actors such as Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale depict different facets of Dylan's public personas. The film tells Dylan's story using non-traditional narrative techniques with the storylines of seven different Dylan-inspired characters. A must-see for both cinema lovers and Bob Dylan fans.

12. Frida Kahlo

Frida (2002) is a biography of artist Frida Kahlo, famous Mexican painter, who channeled the pain of her crippling injuries and her problematic marriage into her work.

13. Charlie Chaplin

The life of Charlie Chaplin, the British film director, actor, writer, and comedian, who became associated with the modern clown character "Charlo" he created, was adapted to a movie with the name Chaplin in 1992. In his films, Chaplin has many featured scenes, choreographies, and acrobatic moves that show off his timeless talent and charisma.

14. Mark Zuckerberg

The life of Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, which has quickly surrounded us and taken our lives into the hunt, was filmed in 2010 with the name The Social Network. This film is a good opportunity to learn about the billionaire computer programmer and entrepreneur Zuckerberg who gained his fortune and fame before he reached the age of 30.

15. Che Guevara

Che Guevara
Che Guevara

The life of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, a Marxist / Leninist leader in Cuba, who has gone from being a successful doctor in Argentina to a popular revolutionist, was filmed twice. The first film was called The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) and the second was released under the name Che in 2008. If the name 'Che' makes you curious, you should definitely make time to watch these movies.

16. Alfred Hitchcock

The life of American director Alfred Hitchcock, master of thriller and murder movies, was first filmed in 2012 with the name 'Hitchcock.' Those who want to get to know Alfred Hitchcock better, one of the best directors of all time having his name written in cinema history in gold with numerous classic films, must not miss the movie.

17. Nikola Tesla

The film about the life of Nikola Tesla, the physicist and one of the world's greatest inventors with his unforgettable experiments and crazy ideas of the future, was made in 1980 under the name of The Secret Life of Nikola Tesla. Next year, a new biography film called Tesla will be released and we just eagerly wait for it.

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