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Old 11-25-11, 01:13 PM
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With all the neat electrical engineering, Tesla seems like it would be cinematic without even trying.
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How about Ben Franklin...would be interesting perhaps.
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Jaco Pastorius. An amazing musician, sad ending.
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Jaco Pastorius. An amazing musician, sad ending.


Lot of great choices here in this thread. Admittedly, I had to wikipedia a few.
Old 11-25-11, 04:37 PM
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Well, they're finally making one on this guy, so I'm pretty happy being from Pittsburgh:
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11231/1168421-100.stm

I'm also happy Spielberg is doing one on Lincoln...not that we haven't had ones before, just seemed like time for a fresh look.
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Keith Haring
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John Coltrane
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J.R.R. Tolkien
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Old 11-25-11, 10:45 PM
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Re: Biopics you would like to see?

Originally Posted by PenguinJoe
Chris Farley was in talks to do Fatty Arbuckle before he died. David Mamet wrote the script.
I saw that Eric Stonestreet from "Modern Family" is supposed to play him in a TV movie.
(Arbuckle that is, not Mamet)

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Old 11-26-11, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
Good thing he died then. Farley is a terrible choice.
Ok that's a little morbid but we wouldn't know if Farley is a good or bad choice at this point. He had only starred in what, 4 or 5 movies by the time he died and granted they were all in that same Farley-genre we'll never know if he actually had any range like other actors from that SNL era (i.e. Sandler and Mike Myers, who have had good turns in dramatic roles).

I think it would've have been interesting to see someone like Farley in a role like that. He could've nailed Arbuckle.
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I would like to see Buster Keaton from the silent movie actor in biopics.
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Although I doubt the man's life could be done justice in one three-hour film no matter who made it. His real-life experiences in the trenches during WWI alone could make a great Mini-Series.

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Ira Einhorn. the hippie who founded Earth Day and also hacked up his girlfriend and kept her body parts in a trunk in a closet.

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