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Did you know that Crocodile Dundee was based on real-life buffalo hunter Rod Ansell? Or that most of the main characters in To Kill a Mockingbird were inspiredby Harper Lee's own family, neighbours and an innocent man, Walter Lett, who was sentenced to death? Eamon Evans has collected over 400 extraordinary and entertaining examples of the real-life people who've influenced some of the most famous fictionalcharacters from books, movies and television. Find out who was the basis for Lois Lane from Superman, or Absolutely Fabulous' Eddie Monsoon. Check out the real Mr Burns and see the original inspiration for Alice in Wonderland. And hundreds more!

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