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10 American History X Facts You Never Knew

10 American History X Facts You Never Knew

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American History X , the moody drama about a pair of troubled brothers caught up in the Neo-Nazi skinhead movement, took an honest look at the underbelly of white supremacist counterculture in America, in many ways, presaging the state of the country 20 years after its release. Released in 1998, a year before Fight Club, American History X earned Edward Norton an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Here we look at 10 things you never knew about American History X.

American History X was partially inspired by a true story.

<strong><em>American History X</em></strong> true story” title=”<strong><em>American History X</em></strong> true story” ></figure></p><p><strong><em>American History X</em></strong> marked the debut of screenwriter David McKenna, who went on to write another movie partly based on a true story, <em>Blow</em>, starring Johnny Depp. Real life former white supremacist skinhead Frank Meeink was arrested at age 17 and spent three years in prison, where he befriended several inmates of various ethnicities and grew to reject his former beliefs. He is now a writer and lecturer.</p><p><h2>Joaquin Phoenix turned down the lead role.</h2></p><p><figure><img src=Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer #2 Unleashes King Ghidora, Mothra & Rodan

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