There are people who do great things, but it doesn't exactly make them great people. Let's take Richard Wagner, for example. This musical genius composed magnificent music that has been appreciated by generations because of its buildup of tension and complexity, such as "Ride of the Valkyries" and "Tristan und Isolde." However, Wagner was a pretty cold-hearted guy. He was openly anti-semitic and one of his biggest supporters was Adolf Hitler. So yeah, Wagner would get an A for his art and influence in music, but an F for being on the right side of history. Although Wagner's lookalike, Geoffrey Rush, isn't a musician, he played concert pianist David Helfgott in the film Shine, for which he won an Oscar. The real-life Helfgott is known for playing a variety of classical music, including music from the Romantic era. And guess who was a famous composer of the Romantic Era? That's right, our favorite musical (albeit misguided) genius, Wagner. It all comes full circle, people.
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