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Can you pick the movie from its historical inaccuracy?
Updated Nov 30, 2013
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Despite depicting the Maya Classic Period, the movie ended with the arrival of the Spanish, something that would not happen for at least another 400 years.
In this movie, the 13th century Scottish freedom fighters are commonly depicted in kilts, a style that did not become popular until the 17th century.
The title character was only 10 or 11 when she met John Smith, and while the two did become friends, they were never romantically involved.
Admiral Kimmel was not on a golf course on the morning of the attack, nor was he notified of the Japanese embassy staff leaving Washington, D.C. prior to the attack.
Marcus Aurelius never actually intended to disinherit his son, and actually served as co-emperor before his death.
The Egyptians used humans, not wooly mammoths to build the great pyramids.
The Americans actually lost the Battle of Guilford Court House, and there are no recorded accounts of British soldiers burning down a church with people inside.
This movie depicts Sacagawea and Clark having a love affair, something that has never been mentioned in a historical account, and seems unlikely since her husband went along.
One of the conflicts of this film is the protagonist and her husband being unable to produce an heir because of his fear of sex. In reality he had a condition known as 'phimosis'.
Prince Albert never had to take a bullet for the queen, even though there were multiple assassination attempts.
The lives of Japanese entertainers is inaccurately displayed, particularly the coming-of-age rite known as 'mizuage'.
The movie presents Ivan the Terrible as a potential suitor of the queen, but in reality he died before the events of the film took place.
Eliot Ness was the head of a task force charged with bringing down Capone, but it was Frank J. Wilson who actually put him away on tax violations.
Instead of being killed by a group of vengeful Jewish Americans, Hitler committed suicide in a Berlin bunker.
Most of the foreign advisors Japan hired to modernize their army were French and Dutch, not American.
The movie depicts American sailors attempting to capture a Nazi 'Enigma' machine, but in reality it was British sailors who captured the cryptography device.
The American diplomats did not encounter any issues with the Republican Guard as they attempted to leave Tehran, but were instead allowed to board their plane without incident.
Though the two composers were rivals, Antonio Salieri was not involved in Mozart's death.
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