Best biography movie character mistakes of all time

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Character mistake: While in the sewing workshop, the teacher approaches and asks, 'What's the matter, Charlie?' but at this point he is still known as Peterson. It's not until later on in the film that he decides upon the name of Charles Bronson.

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Character mistake: At Henley, Prince Albert of Monaco is introduced as "His Royal Highness Prince Albert." He is a Serene Highness, not Royal. A British VIP would know the difference and say "His Serene Highness" instead.

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Character mistake: When Selby goes out to meet friends, they talk about going to "Fun World" in Orlando. However, they did not actually visit "Fun World" they went to "Fun Spot" (look at the signs on the ferris wheel and behind the carousel). "Fun World" is another amusement midway in Sanford, FL about 30 minutes away.

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Ray (2004)

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Character mistake: When Ahmet is describing his idea for the song "The Mess Around" to Ray, he tells Ray the song is in G (major). However, Ray immediately plays the song in E flat major.

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Character mistake: The definition of Satyagraha that Wilson, the butler at Harvard, gives is partially correct. Wilson defines it as "truth and fairness." A quick look at Wikipedia defines Satyagraha as "holding the truth." The definition from the online Merriam-Webster dictionary could be loosely described as "persistence of truth."

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JFK (1991)

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Character mistake: When Garrison is leaving the house to question Clay Shaw on Easter Sunday, his wife is complaining about his working on the Sunday, and at one point calls Garrison 'Clay'.

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Character mistake: Joan Clarke pronounces the name of the mathematician Euler to rhyme with "ruler", when in fact it is pronounced "oiler."

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Paul Giaccone
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Character mistake: On the train at the beginning of the movie, Colin Firth is talking to Nicole Kidman about Warrington. He states that George Formby was from Warrington and not from Wigan or Formby as people believe. George Formby was born in Wigan.

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Character mistake: The movie opens with the infant Molly Brown in a basket being swept down a raging river. She crashes and crawls up on the bank. No one else is around. But when the grown-up Molly tells her "pa" that she's going to Denver, she says, "Thank you for pulling me out of the flood."

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Character mistake: When Captain Jones first introduces himself to Christine Collins he says he is from the Lincoln Park Juvenile Division instead of Lincoln Heights.

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Patton (1970)

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Character mistake: While General Patton is in Malta as a decoy for a fake Greek invasion, he gives some aides a tour of the fortifications there and tells them that they were "defended by 400 Knights of Malta and 800 mercenaries against a force of 40,000 Turks." He is referring to the Siege of Malta in 1565, but the date he gives is 1528.

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Character mistake: The bulletin of the plane crash announces J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) as from Louisiana. Richardson was born in Sabine Pass, Texas and later moved to Beaumont, Texas where he lived for the rest of his life.

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Character mistake: After learning by telephone that he would be part of the Monkees and making records and a TV series, Mike says, "Man, it's a win-win situation." That expression was not in use in 1965; it didn't become widely used until the early 1980s.

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Character mistake: Spanish headlines are seen. Some of the a's have the wrong accent on them ("å" instead of "á").

00:45:25

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Character mistake: On the journey to meet Prince Feisal, Lawrence is offered food by his guide and accepts using his left hand. This would have been considered an insult as Arabs always eat using the right hand. The historical Lawrence would have known better. He had spent many years in the Middle East before the war.

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Iris (2001)

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Character mistake: Near the end, Iris's doctor attempts to take John's pulse. He has his hand wrapped around John's hand, his fingers nowhere near the top of the wrist, where the artery is; and as he counts the "beats", against his wristwatch, John talks to him and he talks back - when you are counting something, you can not talk at the same time; you lose count every time.

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Character mistake: Although great care was taken to duplicate Bob Crane's distinctive hairstyle for Greg Kinnear, Bob Crane's hair was actually parted on the left. The makeup department for this film parted Greg Kinnear's hair on the right, producing a mirror-image of Bob Crane's hairstyle.

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Charles Austin Miller

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Juarez (1939)

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Character mistake: On the proclamation announcing a plebiscite on a proposed "monarchy", the adjective "monarchical" is misspelled "monarchial".

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