Real Stories

Real Stories is an ongoing series about the true stories behind movies and TV shows. It’s that simple.

Browse the full Real Stories archive below

The Real Stories Behind ‘The Godfather’

A number of real gangsters inspired the characters of Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece. Read More

The Real Story Behind Netflix’s ‘Inventing Anna’

Shonda Rhimes' latest series tells the story of a young woman pretending to be a German heiress. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘Pam & Tommy’

The new miniseries tells the story behind the unauthorized release of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's sex tape. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the controversial ex-CEO of Uber in Showtime's upcoming series. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘Cyrano’

A look at the man known for his big nose and even bigger guts. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘A Journal for Jordan’

Michael B. Jordan stars in the movie as 1st Sergeant Charles Monroe King, a war hero who left behind a… Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘Casablanca’

While the plot of this iconic movie is not based on a true story, the premise is backgrounded in real… Read More

The Unsettling Realities Behind Adam McKay’s ‘Don’t Look Up’

And a look at that asteroid heading for Earth right now (seriously). Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘American Underdog’

The biopic stars Zachary Levy as NFL MVP Kurt Warner. Read More