Catch Me If You Can: 5 Things Based On The True Story (& 5 Creative Liberties Taken)

Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can is one of those movies that is made even more entertaining knowing it is based on a true story. The caper stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale Jr., who while still in his teens, became one of the most successful con artists in American history.

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The entire story seems too perfect for Hollywood, and one might assume it is largely fabricated. But some of the most outlandish aspects are true, though the movie does, of course, stretch the truth on occasion. Here are some of the ways Catch Me If You Can is accurate to the true story and some of the ways it takes creative liberties.
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