Mank: History vs. Hollywood

Gary Oldman's character in David Fincher's Mank is compared to real-life screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. We examine both the big and small questions regarding the movie's factual accuracy, including did Mankiewicz play a role in Upton Sinclair losing the 1934 race for governor of California, and did Mank really write the Citizen Kane screenplay without the help of Orson Welles? Discover answers to these questions and more. Also, see side-by-side photos of the Mank real people and their onscreen counterparts. Related Article: Mank: History vs. Hollywood







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