History vs. Hollywood: Separating fact from fiction in popular movies
We all know that Forrest Gump wasn't really front and center when the University of Alabama was desegregated. He didn't really meet President Kennedy and tell him that he had to pee after drinking "about 15 Dr. Peppers," or show President Lyndon B. Johnson exactly where he was shot in Vietnam. We know that he wasn't really on The Dick Cavett Show with John Lennon and he didn't really inspire Elvis' iconic dance moves.
But thanks to some clever camera tricks and some good old fashioned movie magic, you are led to believe that Forrest really was a part of all this great American history. In fact, that's part of why the movie won Best Picture back in 1995.
That being said, there is an astonishing amount of movies that are based on true stories - only with these true stories, it's harder to tell what really happened and what was added for Hollywood flair. The differences between fact and fiction aren't as easy to tell as they are in "Forrest Gump."
That's where this fun site comes in handy.
Find out what's fact and what's fiction in your favorite movies.