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Kristen Biller Will the Real Chopin Please Stand Up? Frederick Chopin was a talented Polish composer who was exiled from Poland and spent most of his career in France. These are the few facts the audience is aware of and everything else we learn about Chopin comes from the two actor portrayals, Cornell Wilde’s in A Song to Remember and Hugh Grant’s in Impromptu . Based on the two films the actor who plays the most convincing Chopin is Cornell Wilde. One of the biggest contributing factors to the believability of Wilde’s Chopin was the dynamic representation he gave. With Wilde, we saw many different sides of Chopin instead of just the sickly composer that Grant gave. Wilde’s Chopin was fiercely patriotic, as seen when he refused to play for the Czar because of his political views, but was also a naïve man who was always under someone else’s control whether it be his father, his professor, or George. Wilde gave Chopin a full personality instead of just one trait, something that Grant fell short of. Along
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