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If you want the truth, no one is going to tell you the truth; they're going to tell you their version. So, if you want the truth, you have to seek it out yourself. In fact, that's where power lies: in your willingness to look beyond the story, any story. And as long as you keep searching, you are dangerous to them. That's what they're afraid of you. It's all about you. And a little about me too.
~ Julian Assange during his interview.
Man is least himself when he talks with his own person. But if you give him a mask, he will tell you the truth. Two people, and a secret: the beginning off all conspiracies. More people, and, more secrets. But if we could find one moral man, one whistle blower, someone willing to expose those secrets, that man could topple to most powerful and most repressive of regimes.
~ Julian Assange's speech.

Julian Assange is the protagonist of the 2013 biographical thriller film The Fifth Estate. He is based off of the real Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.

He was portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, who also played Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek into Darkness, Smaug and Sauron in the Hobbit, and Dormammu in Doctor Strange.

Biography

Back then in 2007, he and the German journalist, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, met at the Chaos Communication Congress, where they begin to work on the website, WikiLeaks, together. They used the website to reveal an employer at the Julius Baer bank as a fraud, accused of stealing money. Ever since then, WikiLeaks was founded with Julian as its founder and Daniel as his colleague, who both of them hoped to improve the world.

However, in 2010, Daniel became concerned about WikiLeaks, containing government secrets and people's personal information, which was causing them to lose their jobs. Julian, on the other hand, only cared about himself for his troubling past instead of just changing the world. Julian revealed to Daniel that he was once part of a cult within Australia in his childhood, which explains the color of his hair.

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  • The 2 main actors, Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Bruhl, are both in the Marvel Cinematic Universe playing as Doctor Strange and Helmut Zemo, along with Anthony Mackie who plays as the Falcon.

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