The character of Russell Hammond in the film Almost Famous was based primarily on Eagles’ member Glenn Frey, after filmmaker Cameron Crowe interviewed the Eagles as a teenager. Apparently, Russell’s instruction to the young William Miller, “Just make us look cool” was a direct quote from Frey.
Do you see the resemblance?
Eagles’ founding member Glenn Frey
Character Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup) in Almost Famous with the beautiful Penny Lane (Kate Hudson).
Almost Famous film poster