T.E. Lawrence, AKA Lawrence of Arabia – Crammed amazing adventures into his short — 46 year lifespan.
Lawrence was born in Wales in 1888, out of wedlock, at a time when polite British women would not wed a bastard. He became an archeologist, military officer, spy, mediaeval scholar, author, diplomat, and French book translator. On 19 May 1935, he died from a motorcycle accident, after swerving to avoid a couple of boys on bicycles.
Lawrence of Arabia, the 1962 movie, was nominated for 10 Oscars, and won 7. Some folks believe it is the greatest movie ever made. It should be noted that it is not a documentary and contains a number of inaccuracies/unverifiable conjectures.
Here’s what Steven Speilberg said about the movie: