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biopic

a film based on the life of a famous person, esp one giving a popular treatment
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New Delhi: In a first of its kind for the genre, docudrama Sachin: A Billion Dreams, a biographical film on the life of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar opened to impressive box office collections of Rs24.
The French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress Edith Piaf was one of France's greatest international stars and became a world-wide legend after the release of the 2007 biographical film La Vie En Rose.
The fact that Joel Lamangan is not a member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) 'was never an issue' to the producers of the P150-million biographical film 'Felix Manalo,' who tapped him to direct what was adjudged the 64th Famas (Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences) best picture.
Despite his historical life work, including his appearance in The Real World in 1994, his later representation in the AIDS educational graphic book Pedro and Me: Loss and What I Learned in 2000, and the recording of his life story in the biographical film Pedro in 2009, many people today may not have heard of him.
Raging Bull The classic 1980 biographical film starring Robert De Niro as boxing legend Jake LaMotta shows how his violence within the ring threatened to destroy his life outside of it.
Clockwise: Three faces of Ali - the fighter, in the ring with Britain's Henry Cooper, the carer, with a child at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, and the man, at London's Cafe Royal, after a screening of his biographical film The Greatest
After achieving fame in cult crime drama The Wire, Elba has gone on to star in blockbusters such as Prometheus and took the lead as Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
LOS ANGELES - "It's like, five minutes before a launch, everyone goes to a bar and gets drunk and tells me what they really think," Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, played by Michael Fassbender, says with exasperation in a new biographical film.
Faisal Aman Khan's biographical film Kaptaan on cricketer and politician Imran Khan's story and Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi's Zinda Bhaag starring Naseeruddin Shah were also released in the second half of the year.
I think on paper, because it's a movie about DYLAN THOMAS, a literary character, it could have been very literal in its approach, very biographical, a stuffy biographical film that takes itself too seriously.
The biographical film directed by Richard Raymond was screened at Santa Barbara International Film Festival, on Tuesday, where Desert Dancer was the opening film.
The forthcoming biographical film about Julia Gillard is a departure from the stereotype of what constitutes a 'great Australian' story.