Hail, Caesar! (2016)
-Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), is based on real E.J. Mannix, a longtime producer for MGM and a fixer specialized in disguising any scandal that could ruin a movie production or the character or reputation of an actor.
-Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is based on three Hollywood legends: Robert Taylor, Charlton Heston and Kirk Douglas, who previously starred in the historical movies Quo Vadis (1951), Ben-Hur (1959) and Spartacus (1960), respectively.
-DeeAnna Moran (Scarlett Johansson) is based on Esther Williams. Her plot about a baby belongs to Loretta Young.
-Burt Gurney (Channing Tatum), is based on Gene Kelly.
-Sisters Thora and Thesaly Thacker (Tilda Swinton) are based on Hollywood reporter Hedda Hopper. And the theme of sibling rivalry is reminiscent of longtime columnists and real-life twin sisters Ann Landers (Pauline "Eppie" Friedman Lederer) and Abigail Van Buren (Pauline Friedman Phillips).
-Carlota Valdez (Veronica Osorio) is based on Carmen Miranda.
-Hobie Doyle (Alden Ehrenreich) is actually based on four classic cowboy actors: Howard Keel, Dick Foran, James Ellison and Tim Holt.
-Laurence Laurentz (Ralph Fiennes) is based on Vincente Minnelli.
-C.C. Calhoun (Frances McDormand) is based on the longtime editor Margaret Booth.