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    Default DC Characters Based Off Of Real Life People

    I know that Bruce Wayne and Superman's appearances were both based off of Douglas Fairbanks, Joker's look was inspired by Conrad Veidt in The Man Who Laughs, and Gil Kane modeled Hal Jordan after Paul Newman but what other characters' appearances were inspired by real life people?

    Other characters based off real people:

    John Constantine - Sting
    Wonder Woman - Elizabeth Martson and Olivia Byrne
    Dream - Robert Smith
    Death - Cinamon L. Hadley
    Destruction - Brian Cox
    Clark Kent - Harold Lloyd

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    Starfire - Naomi Campbell

    Modern Vixen has been influence by Halle Berry since the 2000s.

    those are the only ones I know of.
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    Don't forget Elizabeth Taylor as Carol Ferris/Star Sapphire and David Niven as Sinestro. The Guardians of the Universe were modelled off the Prime Minister of Israel.

    Lois Lane was based on Seigel's second wife, reportedly.

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    Obsidian and Jade looks were based off of Tom Cruise and Rebecca Demornay from Risky Business

    https://twitter.com/JerryOrdway/stat...79518408048641

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    George Perez modeled Post-Crisis Wonder Woman off of Marina Sirtis.

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    Calvin Ellis (President Superman) is modeled after Obama, if I'm not mistaken.

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    Lucifer was based on David Bowie

    Minor Legion of Superheroes character Benn Pares was based on Charles Bronson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post






    Hal Jordan was based on Paul Newman

    So whatever current actor has some of his qualities.


    As indicated Jordan was based on Newman ...
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    ....Yet while later establishing the potential for a buddy-cop Adam-12 in space dynamic, although with the rookie vet roles flipped, Jordan thus became the visual Jim Reed analog, making Pete Malloy (actor Martin Milner) the visual template for Guy Gardener.


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    ....Yet later, when O'Neil, Adams wanted to shift away from space "Cops" to a more Butch and Sundance hard traveling heroes dynamic
    The Jordan template defaulting back to Newman, made Redford the Ollie analog



    And subsequently, Etta Place (Katharine Ross) visual and character repurposed as Dinah Lance on their adventure
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    Libby Lawrence - Veronica Lake seems obvious enough.
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    Captain Marvel SHHAZAM! - suposedly Fred MacMurray
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    and

    Marry Marvel - Judy Garland





    On the flip side in reality imitating art, Elvis apparently based his look and caped themes on Captain Marvel Jr.

    And Uncle Dudley after W.C. Fields
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    Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana after Max Schreck(as Count Orlok)

    And obviously ...

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    Joker from the Man Who Laughs

    Which makes you wonder how in the over 45 years since they've owned both Sivana and Joker in the same U., DC has never published (unless I missed it) a Conrad Veidt(Man Who Laughs) style Joker teaming up with a Max Schreck(Count Orlok) style Dr. Sivana team-up?
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    The Detroit era Gypsy was an obvious pastiche of Cyndi Lauper and Madonna at the time (mostly Lauper).

    (lol... 'Detroit - era', without the spaces, was censored.)
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