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While the movie industry is entitled to a little artistic licence (see: the pair of pink Converse in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette) their storytelling techniques often veer off in the direction of complete rewrites of human history. Due to Hollywood’s powers of persuasion, sometimes a blockbuster version of the past obliterates what really happened and moviegoers are left thinking that President Lyndon B. Johnson actually was in on the plot to kill President Kennedy (thanks, Oliver Stone).

Here are 11 more examples of when the film industry slyly tried to replace what the history books report with what their script writers thought made for a better plot—and succeeded (a bit too well).

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