This 1998 film was based on the real life of Patch Adams. Wikipedia: "Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams (born May 28, 1945) is an American physician, comedian, social activist, clown, and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971... After being hospitalized three times in one year for wanting to end his life, he decided "you don't kill yourself, stupid; you make revolution."
In my opinion not all are born great. They become great over the years by both their words and deeds. Yet another human being who is a true inspiration and example of greatness seldom found in this world.