Improvisationally Speaking Episode 9 with Frank Abagnale, whose life inspired the movie and musical ‘Catch Me If You Can’

Frank Abagnale

Frank Abagnale, Inspiration for the movie & musical, Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo Dicaprio & Tom Hanks & Norbert Leo Butz.

Frank Abagnale is the man whose life inspired the movie ‘Catch Me If You Can, directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hanks, and also the subsequent Broadway musical hit of the same name starring Norbert Leo Butz. As a young man, he was considered the world’s greatest con man, and after serving 5 years in prison, was offered a chance to turn his life around and pay it back by working for the FBI as an undercover agent, a teacher and lecturer, which he has been doing now for over 40 years. In this episode of Improvisationally Speaking, Frank talks about what it took to pull off the things he did as a young man, and how improvisational thinking, self-resourcefulness, and creativity have helped him to become one of the best crime fighters out there.

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