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Steven Spielberg drew on his childhood memories for 'Bridge of Spies'

"Bridge of Spies," Steven Spielberg's Cold War drama, opening Friday, comes with the tag "Inspired by true events." Most of those events concern a New York lawyer, James Donovan, played by Tom Hanks, his defense of a captured Russian spy, Rudolf Abel, played by Mark Rylance, and the subsequent negotiations to facilitate the release of Francis Gary Powers, the American spy plane pilot shot down and captured by the Soviets in 1960. It would be a swap: the American for the Russian.

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