Best biography movie mistakes of 2014

The Monuments Men picture

Factual error: The Map of Europe used for plotting their route displays the Netherlands incorrectly, showing its two major central polders (low-lying reclaimed landmasses surrounded by dikes) which weren't drained and finally completed until 1968.

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American Sniper picture

Factual error: Chris Kyle did not make Chief after his first deployment. He made Chief during his fourth deployment.

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Wild (2014)

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Continuity mistake: When Cheryl emerges from the store and begins talking to the club representative distributing flyers, the lemonade she is holding has the cap off in one shot, then on in the next. It switches hands and then disappears entirely. The flyer she holds also switches hands.

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The Imitation Game picture

Factual error: The detective played by Rory Kinnear is shown in 1951 typing a request for Alan Turing's military records. He changes a name with correcting fluid - unknown in the UK in 1951.

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The Theory of Everything picture

Continuity mistake: Soon after Jane meets Stephen at the beginning of the film she writes her telephone number on a napkin. Later when he looks at the number it is written much more clearly.

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Jersey Boys picture

Factual error: In a scene set in the 50's where Tommy DeVito visits Joe Pesci as "Joey" is working as a pin-setter at a bowling alley, brand new Brunswick "Max" bowling pins are visible and used in the manual pin-setters. Brunswick did not introduce the "Max" bowling pin until the 90's.

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Foxcatcher picture

Factual error: The helicopter flown is a Bell 407. The movie is set in '88 and the first flight of this type was 1994.

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Mr. Turner picture

Factual error: When the Doctor visits William Turner in Chelsea, he claims to be leaving by train from Charing Cross. That station did not open until 1864 - 13 years after the death of Turner.

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Big Eyes picture

Factual error: In the opening scenes where Margaret drives to San Francisco, her car is an early 50s Meteor. Meteors were a Ford Motor Company brand just above Ford (a bit like Mercury) but were sold only in Canada. Meteors often were only rebadged Fords, like this early 50s model. The rest of 50s and 60s car choices in the film seemed perfect.

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Love & Mercy picture

Factual error: Brian Wilson's panic attack on the airplane takes place circa 1964. However, the interior of the plane had distinctive sculpted doors on the overhead bins, a style first introduced in 1983 on the Boeing 757.

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Grace of Monaco picture

Continuity mistake: Throughout the film, Nicole Kidman's hair changes color. In one particular dinner scene, her hair is everything from light blonde, to dark blonde, to red.

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Get on Up picture

Factual error: In the scene where James Brown receives a new Cadillac from his manager, the scene is marked by a 1965 timeline header, but the Cadillac is actually a 1967 model.

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