Top 10 Fascinating Cases of Life Imitating Art

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We often see many movies, television shows, etc being inspired by real life heroes, that is, art imitating life. But there are as many examples of life imitating art. Here are some examples showing how life actually imitates art.

 

1. There is really a meth kingpin named Walter White

There is really a meth kingpin named Walter White

A television show named BREAKING BAD which started in 2008 is about a man named Walter white who first becomes a meth cook and then a drug kingpin after being diagnosed with cancer. Around the same time when BREAKING BAD was premiered there was a real life Walter White, who was a meth cook and was convicted for the similar issue. Well, that is some imitation!!!

 

2. Robocop 2 predicted the bankruptcy of Detroit

Robocop 2 predicted the bankruptcy of Detroit

Robocop is an all time favorite action film. RoboCop though not so successful as RoboCop was the future version of what happened in Detroit a year after. In RoboCop 2 the city of Detroit is forced to declare bankruptcy and many of its services were contracted to private firms. The exact same thing happened actually over a year. But alas! In the real world, there is no RoboCop to save the city from bad guys, but there is a new campaign to build a statue of RoboCop in the Motown.

 

3. Russel was targeted of kidnapping while promoting Proof of Life

Russel was targeted of kidnapping while promoting Proof of Life

In 2000, PROOF OF LIFE, starring Russel Crowe and Meg Ryan was released which was centered around a high profile kidnapping case. During the promotion of the film Crowe was actually targeted for kidnapping and it was not just a crazy fan sending threat. The case was so serious that FBI and Scotland yard was involved and provided protection for Crowe.

 

4. The ending to the movie K-9 happened two years later

The ending to the movie K-9 happened two years later

In 1991, a police dog named Koton was shot and killed during the investigation of a murder case. You must be thinking that you have heard this story. Well, this is the exact ending of the movie K-9. The shocking part is that the movie came two years before the actual incident!! Pretty shocking, isn’t it?

 

5. The British show predicted the fall of Margaret Thatcher

The British show predicted the fall of Margaret Thatcher

The British show HOUSE OF CARDS which is based on a novel, follows the British politics after the fall of Margaret Thatcher from power. The shocking fact is that Margaret Thatcher resigned in actual life one year after the release of the novel and shortly after BBC miniseries was first broadcasted. So it can either be said that the author of the novel was a political insider who saw the signs coming before Thatcher or that Thatcher was a superfan of the novel. Well, only if you don’t believe that people can actually see future !!

 

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