Catch Me If You Can
- Awards: 2 Academy Award Nominations
Catch Me If You Can is based on the autobiography written by Frank Abagnale. Most of what is referenced in the movie actually happened. By his 19th birthday, Frank managed to con the government among others out of millions of dollars. He attempted to be a master of disguise, and succeeded pretty well. He posed as a Pan American Pilot, though Frank himself claims he never flew any planes. Abagnale also posed as a doctor in Georgia and a Parish Prosector in Louisiana. All the while faking it as long as he could until the U.S. government caught up with him. The film stars Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio, so you know it’s well done.