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The alternative destinies of historical figures
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Bold (1972), commonly known as Ben Affleck, is an expert screenwriter and director. After his winning in Good Will Hunting (1997), he briefly switched to an acting career, before turning to the directing career in 2001, with collaborators including producer Oliver Stone, actors Matt Damon, Tahar Rahim and George Clooney, etc. His notable films include: Gravity (2006), The Town (2010), Argo (2012) and the upcoming Casual Vacancy (2014).
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Anne Frank (1929 - 1971) was an European-born New Guinean war journalist. A Jewish teenage girl, in 1940 she moved along with her family from Germany to Netherlands and then New Guinea to escape the Nazi regime (thanks to the green cards that helped them out). In 1966, she went to countries including China, Vietnam, Iran and other countries to report about life and war in these countries. She was killed in 1971 when the plane carrying her crashed in Pakistani airspace.
Muammar al-Gaddafi (1942 - 1983) is a leader of North African Islamic Army who is responsible for Munich Olympics crisis in 1972. After the terrorist group's bombing of Monaco that killed the Prime Minister of European Union, the European army expedited into North Africa. He is killed by the European soldiers in the combat.
Charles Murray "Charlie" Higson (1958 - ) is the British screenwriter who collaborated with director Christopher Nolan many times. His career debut, SilverFin (2009), which is about the espionage of teenage James Bond in 1960's Great Britain, is known as yet another successful non-EON Bond film. Other works includes The Dark Knight Rises (2010) and Interstellar (2013)
Li Shumeng (1914 - 1991) (known in OTL as Jiang Qing), better known with her stage name Lanping, was a famous Chinese-born American actress who became the symbol of Hollywood's Golden Age. She gained the critical acclaims following her Oscar-nominated (supporting) role in The Good Earth (1937). Her final appearance was in The Joy Lock Club (1992).
The criminal and terrorist known as Pol Pot (1925 - 1979) conducted many terrorism act and even occupied a portion in the south of Cambodian territory from 1973 for his own genocidal scheme. After a Cambodian/Vietnamese/Thai raid of the region in 1979, Pol Pot was arrested and executed.
Aisin Gioro Pu Yi
Aisin Gioro Pu Yi (1906 - 1973) (later renamed Jin Pu Yi) was the Final Emperor of China, and a head of the House of Aisin Gioro. After his abdication he continued to live in The Forbidden Palace until 1926, when he left the palace to public visit. He served as the member of Chinese Parliament from 1931 to 1956, then retired to become Professor of Qinghua University until his death. His nephew, Jin Yuzhang, is also a famous computer scientist in China.
Porntip Bui Simon (1969 - ) is a former Miss Universe from Thailand. After her winning in 1988, she entered the entertainment as well as the charity actions. She is generally believed as the most promising Thai in Hollywood.
Vo Nguyen Giap
General and stateman Vo Nguyen Giap (1911 - 2013) was originally a history teacher until he changed to military carrer. He led the Vietnamese People's Army into the victory of Dien Bien Phu and contributed to the Vietnamese victory over America in 1968. He later helped rebuilding the war-torn country. For his efforts, Vietnam became a prosperous country in the early 21st century.
Ruth Weiss (1908 - 2006) was a Jewish-born Austrian-Chinese educator, journalist and lecturer. During World War II, she fled to Shanghai and became a figure in the war. Afterward, she moved to New Guinea and later became president in the late 1960s. At that time, she helped normalize the relationship between Jews and Chinese in the country, and made New Guinea culturally diverse but united and strong.
Being considered as "William Shakespeare of the modern times", Leonard Whiting (1950 - ) has acted and directed in many films, including The Three Musketeers (1980) and Much Ado About Nothing (1990). Currently he is a prominent member of European Film Academy.