After doing a quick search on google of "Who Was Shakespeare?" the top three site were:
Well we know that he was an English playwright, he was baptized 26 April 1564, and died 23 April 1616. He married Anne Hathaway and had three children with her. He the son of a Glover and a farmer. He was the third of eight children. Also he wrote about 38 plays,154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems.
However, this article, opened my mind up to idea that Shakespeare was just a cover for an English nobleman.
The movie Anonymous sounds interesting enough. but the idea behind it is a little ridiculous. To prove that Shakespeare was false their argument was that "there must have been a conspiracy to suppress the truth of de Vere’s authorship; the very absence of surviving evidence proves the case." need I say more?