The Movie Would Still Have Sucked
In Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient Laszlo Almasy was a straight bloke who stole someone’s wife. But the real Almasy wasn’t quite like that.
A book to be published this month will detail the real life of Laszlo, played by Ralph Fiennes in the film based on the novel, who was a very different character. He was not a count and he did not have an affair with a beautiful married Englishwoman. His true lover did die tragically but he was a Nazi soldier killed by a landmine.
Read about it here.