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Absurd Movie Plots Based On Reality  |  Posted:

Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones, part-time archaeologist and full-time hero, was allegedly based on Roy Chapman Andrews, who split his time between dusting for fossils and fighting bandits.

In the digital age, people spend so much time debunking rumors and hyperbole that it's a little hard to believe that some of fiction's most absurd tropes are based on facts.

Movies in particular have striking parallels with outrageous true stories. Take Roy Chapman Andrews, who hunted for dinosaur fossils and had gun-fights with Mongolian bandits, who was the alleged real-life inspiration for Indiana Jones.

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Filed by Kyle McGovern  |