"Biff Tannen" character based on Donald Trump
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USA Today: 'Back to the Future' writer says Biff Tannen was based on Donald Trump

By: Mike Foss | October 22, 2015 2:28 pm

If you’ve ever watched the Back to the Future trilogy, chances are good that you’ve noticed a striking similarity between the three films’ antagonist, Biff Tannen, and a very successful businessman/presidential candidate. No, not Bernie Sanders. In an interview with The Daily Beast, writer Bob Gale, who penned BTTF, made it abundantly clear that when he was writing the character of Biff he was basing him off Donald Trump.

via The Daily Beast:

“We thought about it when we made the movie! Are you kidding?” he says. “You watch Part II again and there’s a scene where Marty confronts Biff in his office and there’s a huge portrait of Biff on the wall behind Biff, and there’s one moment where Biff kind of stands up and he takes exactly the same pose as the portrait? Yeah.”


See the article and a clip of the referenced scene from the movie here.
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