Effectively-known Olympians IRL Vs The Movie

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The Winter Olympics kicked off remaining week, and ever since, I’ve been so into watching ~inspiring~ movement footage regarding the video video games.

As of late, I’ve been watching plenty of Olympic biopics, as a result of it is pretty cool to review regarding the athletes and their tales. Nonetheless I will say, watching these biographical movement footage has made me marvel what the Olympians appeared like in precise life.

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And I figured everyone else has perhaps questioned that too. Lucky for you, I’ve decided to spherical up a list of 9 legendary Olympians along with the actors who carried out them of their biopics. Proper right here they’re:

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1. What Tonya Harding really appeared like:

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Tonya Harding was an American decide skater throughout the Nineteen Nineties. She positioned fourth throughout the 1992 Winter Olympics and is most recognized for planning the assault on her rival, Nancy Kerrigan, on the US Nationals rivals in 1994. The 2017 movie I, Tonya portrays this scandal and the best way Harding’s establish turned tarnished on the earth of ice skating.

Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya:

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Michael Edwards, typically known as Eddie “The Eagle,” was a British ski jumper who competed throughout the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. He was the first British ski jumper to compete throughout the video video games given that late Nineteen Twenties and was recognized for his constructive and upbeat angle. The 2016 film Eddie The Eagle follows his “underdog” story and the best way he turned such a charming decide throughout the 1988 Olympics.

Taron Egerton as Michael Edwards in Eddie the Eagle:

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3. What Jesse Owens really appeared like:

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Jesse Owens was an American observe runner. He was top-of-the-line runners in historic previous, most recognized for worthwhile 4 gold medals throughout the 1936 Berlin Olympics, which was overseen by Adolf Hitler. The 2016 film Race portrays Owens as he travels to Germany to compete throughout the video video games and later rise to victory.

Stephan James as Jesse Owens in Race:

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Steve Prefontaine was an American long-distance runner. He was an athlete for the School of Oregon, the place he acquired the NCAA 3 miles/5K for all 4 years he attended the school. He went on to run the 5K throughout the 1972 Olympics, nevertheless did not end up with a medal. A 12 months sooner than he was set to compete throughout the 1976 Olympics, Prefontaine tragically died in a automotive crash — he was solely 24 years earlier. The 1997 film Prefontaine chronicles the athlete’s life from childhood to demise.

Jared Leto as Steve Prefontaine in Prefontaine:

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Eric Liddell was a Scottish missionary turned runner and acquired the gold medal for the 400m dash at the1924 Olympic Video video games in Paris. His pal and teammate, Harold Abrahams, moreover represented the UK throughout the video video games that 12 months and took dwelling a silver medal after competing throughout the relay. Chariots of Hearth (1981) is about their friendship and the best way the two made their nation proud on the Olympics.

Ian Charleson and Ben Cross as Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams in Chariots of Hearth:

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7. What Jim Thorpe really appeared like:

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Jim Thorpe was an American observe runner and acquired two gold medals for the pentathlon and decathlon throughout the 1912 Olympic Video video games in Stockholm. He made historic previous as the first Native American to win a gold medal for the US throughout the Olympics. Alongside along with his victories as an Olympian, Thorpe carried out soccer on the very best diploma and established himself as one in every of many finest athletes of all time. The 1951 film Jim Thorpe — All-American tells Thorpe’s story and the obstacles he confronted as a Native American competing throughout the video video games.

Burt Lancaster as Jim Thorpe in Jim Thorpe — All-American:

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8. What Herb Brooks really appeared like:

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Herb Brooks was an achieved American hockey participant and was the ultimate participant decrease from the 1960 US Olympic hockey crew, which went on to win gold. He in the end represented the US hockey crew on the 1964 and 1968 Olympics nevertheless did not win any medals. Nonetheless, in 1980, Brooks coached the US hockey crew to victory. The 2004 film Miracle is about Brooks as he coaches the crew to success.

Kurt Russell as Herb Brooks in Miracle:

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9. What Milkha Singh (and his wax statue) really appeared like:

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Milkha Singh was an Indian runner who positioned fourth throughout the 400m dash on the 1960 Rome Olympic video video games. He shortly gained the nickname “The Flying Sikh” after exhibiting the world how briskly he was. Singh moreover made historic previous as the first athlete from his nation to win a gold medal throughout the 1958 Commonwealth Video video games. The 2013 film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag relies on Singh’s life and his rise to success.

Farhan Akhtar as Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag:

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What do you suppose? Let me know throughout the suggestions in case you’ve got seen any of these films!

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