The Real People Who Inspired Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Max Minghella’s “Babylon” Characters

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Writer and director Damien Chazelle is back with a show-stopping film that combines the poshness of “The Great Gatsby” with the debauchery of “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The director’s latest film, “Babylon,” is set at the beginning of the Golden Age of Hollywood, as the film industry transitioned from the silent era to sound movies in the 1920s. Packed with a star-studded cast that includes Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Max Minghella, Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo, and Diego Calva, “Babylon” brings viewers on a roller-coaster ride throughout the tumultuous, wild history of one of Hollywood’s most formative periods.

While it is grounded in history, the plot of “Babylon” itself is not based on a singular true story. The film’s characters, however, are based on real people that influenced the time. Read on to learn more about the real-life people behind “Babylon”‘s characters.

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