Fascinating Movies Based on Filmmakers’ Real-Life Struggles

Some of the strangest fairy tales aren’t fiction. This weekend marks the 211th birthday of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, whose dark stories were often the result of his own romantic devastations. Andersen’s influence on the film world got us thinking about other real-life dramas behind some of cinema’s most fascinating films. Here are the stories of those movies, based on filmmakers’ real-life struggles.