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As a biopic, it's accepted that the picture stays fairly close to the book's depiction of events. There is a slate.com breakdown that goes through several scenes and compares them between the book and the movie. Where the accuracy is called into question is not in the book vs the movie, but in the book vs real life. The slate article notes a few of these, ...


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Make-up, possibly with prosthetics From this interview with Vulture about playing the role: In his long, over 40-year career—playing ­everything from Gordon Gekko, a titan of Wall Street (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), to the philandering husband in Fatal ­Attraction to a ­compromised cop in Basic Instinct to a pot-smoking novelist ...


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