Matt Damon plays Rugby Captain Francois Pienaar in Clint Eastwood's Invictus. In the film, Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) tasks Pienaar with winning the World Cup to unite the people of South Africa in the wake of apartheid.
Fred Haise (Bill Paxton), Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) and Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) were the three astronauts almost lost in space in Apollo 13. The true story was brilliantly adapted to film by Ron Howard.
William 'Wild Bill' Wharton: Barbecue, me and you! Stinky pinky, pew, pew! Or dilly, Jilly, Hilly or Bob! It was a french-fried Cajun named Delacroix! Paul Edgecomb: You are about ten seconds away from spending the rest of your life in the padded room!