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Biopics or works that are Based on a True Story will sometimes show video footage or photographs of the real person portrayed during the Closing Credits or a "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue. The purpose is usually to remind the audience that the story is based on real events, allowing them to compare what they just saw to Real Life.

Compare Real Person Cameo where the real person is having a bit part in the work itself.


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    Films — Live-Action 

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    Music 
  • The Ninja Sex Party song "Danny Don't You Know" is about adult Danny singing to his younger self about their future. While the real Danny is of course in the song, young Danny is played by Finn Wolfhard, so the end shows images of the real child Danny and also child Brian.
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    Western Animation 
  • The Pixar short Sanjay's Super Team ends with photographs of director Sanjay Patel and his father, one from the past and one more recent.

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