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Film: Zelig
A 1983 Woody Allen film, Zelig is a mockumentary set during The Roaring Twenties and into The Great Depression period, concerning the title character, a "human chameleon"- a man who shapeshifts to fit in with those around him- and his encounters with the celebrities of the day. Zelig ultimately comes into contact with Dr. Eudora Nesbitt Fletcher (played by Mia Farrow) who tries to cure him of his uncontrollable shapeshifting. Throughout, commentary on Zelig's life is provided by well-known public intellectuals.

See also Been There, Shaped History, for which The Zelig is the alternate trope namer (and ur-example).

Not to be confused with the Italian comedy show, which has the same title.

Provides examples of:

The Woman In RedCreator/Orion Pictures    
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alternative title(s): Zelig
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