There’s just something about watching a film which starts off with the headline: “Based on a true story.” Almost immediately, a viewer’s attention is perked because this wasn’t plucked out of someone’s pure imagination but rather, what you’re watching, well that actually happened to a very real person. And hey, that person could have been you. So take a look at some of Hollywood’s biggest hits that are actually inspired by very true stories.
Just in case you haven’t heard of Erin Brockovich, here’s the lowdown. Brockovich is a legal clerk and environmental activist, who didn’t really have any formal education in the law, but wound up completely key in the case against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) of California back in 1993. In fact it was her successful lawsuit which inspired the hit 2000 film, Erin Brockovich, starring our girl Julia Roberts. Brockovich has even gone on to say that the film is “probably 98% accurate”.