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Old 03-02-05, 09:13 PM
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Best & Favorite "Biopic" of all-time?

This isn't a poll because I couldn't possibly think of every single biopic movie. I guess I should break this down by which one did you enjoy the most and which one do you think is the best? For some this may be the same movie. For me, personally I think the best biopic of all-time is "Raging Bull" and my favorite is definitely "Ed Wood". How about you?
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Old 03-02-05, 09:27 PM
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Seabiscuit. It's a modern classic that will still be relevant decades from now!

.... Okay, okay, if horsey biopics don't count, then.... Patton.
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Since I just watched it and remembered how much I enjoyed it, I would have to say Malcolm X...
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Raging Bull and The Elephant Man
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Patton for both.
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Old 03-02-05, 09:56 PM
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Ed Wood, Gandhi & The Last Emperor for me.
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"The Hurricane" and "White Hunter, Black Heart" (which got me curious about John Huston movies) are two that pop in my head for the moment.

Oh yeah, "Raging Bull" for me too
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Gandhi, Patton.

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Raging Bull and Lawrence of Arabia, not only incredible biopics, but a couple of the best movies ever made.
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If one were to use a liberal interpretation of the term 'biopic', then either The Passion of Joan of Arc or Lawrence of Arabia. However, neither of those films attempt to describe more than a brief period in their main characters' lives.

The only biopic I can think of at the moment that successfully describes most or all of the subject's life is The Last Emperor. There's probably an equally great one or two that I'm forgetting.
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For pure sappiness I like The Rookie and Rudy.
For action The Samurai Trilogy.

The best over all I think would be Patton.
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The Aviator and Ed Wood.
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Old 03-03-05, 10:56 AM
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Am I allowed to say Braveheart?
Why the hell not?
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Ebert wrote a great article in appreciation of this film:
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American Splendor; granted, I haven't seen Raging Bull yet
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Ok this was a tv mini-series but what about KENNEDY from 1983 with martin sheen
That was sheen at his best for the small screen.
As for other movies-Nixon,Hoffa and yes RAGING BULL..
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Why the hell not?
b/c probably 80% of the movie is fiction. Not much is known about the real Wallace. The battles were real but that is about it.
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