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loveloveX 19-04-2013 00:30

Whose Biopic would you like to see graced on screen?
 
Reading about Susan B Anthony right now (American civil rights leader who was instrument in the suffrage movement). I think that story would be good to tell and I can meryl streep it that role.

I'd like to see a biopic or a story center around Tsar Nicholas and Bloody Sunday.

Also about Rosa Parks.

Eddie Badger 19-04-2013 05:00

Keith Moon
Legendary test pilot Chuck Yeager

little-monster 19-04-2013 11:34

A rosa parks has been done, but it was a television film with Angela Bassett

I would love to see one on

Dusty Springfield
Michael Jackson
Whitney Houston

GandalfsFeet 19-04-2013 12:21

Judy Garland - a feature film

Trsvis_Bickle 19-04-2013 13:48

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Originally Posted by little-monster (Post 65458223)
I would love to see one on

Dusty Springfield
Michael Jackson
Whitney Houston

You'd need about 6 actors of different ethnicities just to portray him as an adult.:D

I'd like to see Ernest Hemingway done properly. He was a true giant of American literature and led a heck of an interesting life to boot. Just think of the locations - Italy, Spain, Venice, Paris, Michigan, Cuba.

Oliver Stone, I'm looking at you...

downtonfan 19-04-2013 14:44

Katharine Hepburn

woot_whoo 19-04-2013 18:37

I'd like to see a decent one about Audrey Hepburn (the Jennifer Love Hewitt vehicle was dreadful). I can't think of anyone who could play her, though.

A biopic of King James I and VI would be good. So many historical epics seem to focus on the Tudors and ignore everything else. A good biopic of his mother, Mary Queen of Scots, would be perfect fodder for a miniseries.

I wouldn't mind a film or series about some of the high-profile Titanic passengers (eg. Margaret Brown) which depict more than just the story of the ship.

The story of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier would be good to see on screen.

CBFreak 19-04-2013 19:01

Freddie Mercury. His life was certainly controversial and fascinating.
Also would love to see Sister Rosetta Tharpe get a biopic. This brilliantly talented soul singer and guitar player was the inspiration for many later artists. Her talent was brilliant and she deserves greater recognition.

theonlyweeman 19-04-2013 19:06

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Originally Posted by CBFreak (Post 65465307)
Freddie Mercury. His life was certainly controversial and fascinating.
Also would love to see Sister Rosetta Tharpe get a biopic. This brilliantly talented soul singer and guitar player was the inspiration for many later artists. Her talent was brilliant and she deserves greater recognition.

Isn't there one coming, with Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury?

CBFreak 19-04-2013 19:09

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Originally Posted by theonlyweeman (Post 65465443)
Isn't there one coming, with Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury?

ye gads I forgot about that. Not sure of Sacha playing Freddie though.

Also I forgot to mention in a similar vein to Rosetta Tharpe I would also like to see a biopic about Memphis Minnie. Another strong woman in a male dominated area of music in the big Blues era.

cunningham1471 19-04-2013 19:12

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Originally Posted by GandalfsFeet (Post 65459031)
Judy Garland - a feature film

It's in development starring Anne Hathaway

cunningham1471 19-04-2013 19:19

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Originally Posted by loveloveX (Post 65454293)
Reading about Susan B Anthony right now (American civil rights leader who was instrument in the suffrage movement). I think that story would be good to tell and I can meryl streep it that role.

I'd like to see a biopic or a story center around Tsar Nicholas and Bloody Sunday.

Also about Rosa Parks.

As has been mentioned already there was a TV movie about Rosa Parks.

I think the problems with Rosa is she is known for one incident. It makes making a film about her really difficult.

If you was to do one about say Neil Armstrong who has his moment in history and achieved something amazing etc, when you look at the rest of his life before and after, what is there?

When it comes to incidents I think they work better having a drama built upon that incident, for example the made for TV drama, Hillsborough, or Bloody Sunday. The incident is viewed form a few people's stories and perspectives.

BastardBeaver 19-04-2013 20:45

Patti smith - I know there has been a good documentary film made about her, but i would like to see a drama based on hey very interesting life.

Finny Skeleta 19-04-2013 21:09

There was talk of doing a Marx Brothers one a few years ago but I assume that has fallen through due to the near impossibility of casting it.

Conall Cearnach 19-04-2013 21:35

Wendy O. Williams. If you don't know who she was spend a few minutes on Wiki or Youtube.

rfonzo 19-04-2013 22:28

Bessie Smith
Billie Holliday
Rosa Parks
Martin Luther King
JFK.

loveloveX 19-04-2013 22:45

Oh yes Billie holiday.

Also king Edward VII and Alice Keppels story.

woot_whoo 19-04-2013 22:56

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Originally Posted by loveloveX (Post 65470075)
Oh yes Billie holiday.

Also king Edward VII and Alice Keppels story.

Edward VII got a fantastic biopic series starring Timothy West. Alice Keppel appeared as a character in a few episodes, but in the end, it was Lillie Langtry (played by Francesca Annis) who got a 'spin off' in terms of a subsequent biopic of her own.

Tyjet 19-04-2013 22:57

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Originally Posted by woot_whoo (Post 65464880)
I'd like to see a decent one about Audrey Hepburn (the Jennifer Love Hewitt vehicle was dreadful). I can't think of anyone who could play her, though.

Anne Hathaway would be great.

treefr0g 19-04-2013 23:29

Paul Winchell.

He was the voice of Dick Dastardly from 'Wacky Races' and also the inventor of the artificial heart.

There has to be a very interesting story in there somewhere.

rfonzo 20-04-2013 01:50

They should also do a Nina Simone piece.

bbnutnut 20-04-2013 02:45

Bette Davis

SuperAPJ 20-04-2013 03:03

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Originally Posted by rfonzo (Post 65469765)
Billie Holliday

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Originally Posted by loveloveX (Post 65470075)
Oh yes Billie holiday.

Unless you just mean you want a more modern biopic, it's been done in Lady Sings The Blues, which starred Diana Ross.

Jonwo 20-04-2013 03:05

I'm looking forward to the Walt Disney and Pamela Travers biopic Saving Mr Banks which is the story of how Mary Poppins was made into a film although a biopic about Walt from his early day to his death would be fascinating,

Judy Garland would be interesting but I wonder would it be about her whole life or just the final years.

loveloveX 20-04-2013 04:06

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Originally Posted by bbnutnut (Post 65473415)
Bette Davis

Or her and Joan crawfords enmity


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