What is a biopic?

A biopic is a film that is biographical or one that dramatizes the life of a real person.
It is not a movie that is based on a true story but rather a movie that tries to tell the life story of an individual (or a very important period of their life.)

Some recent movies of this genre are:

The Iron Lady: the story of the life of the ex British Prime Minister, Magaret Thatcher.

The King’s Speech: the Oscar winning film about King George VI of Britain who ascended to the throne unexpectedly when his brother abdicated and how he overcame his speech difficulties with the help of a speech therapist.

Ray: the life and career of the legendary popular music pianist, Ray Charles.

Do you have a favourite biopic? Tell us about it.

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