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Who will get biopics when I'm old and gray?


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#1 of 28 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted November 26 2005 - 06:54 PM

Going to see Walk the Line with my dad the other day got me thinking about what biopics of people from my generation I'll be seeing when I'm his age. I was born in 1973, so do you think someone like Gwyneth Paltrow or Fiona Apple will be getting a biopic in the future? Will the future be a biopic wasteland for my generation?

#2 of 28 OFFLINE   Kirk Tsai

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Posted November 26 2005 - 07:10 PM

First in line: Lance Armstrong

#3 of 28 OFFLINE   KyleK

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Posted November 26 2005 - 08:17 PM

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#4 of 28 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted November 26 2005 - 08:25 PM

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#5 of 28 OFFLINE   Ravi K

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Posted November 27 2005 - 10:58 AM

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Posted November 27 2005 - 11:25 AM

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#7 of 28 OFFLINE   Joe D

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Posted November 27 2005 - 01:47 PM

Kurt Cobain's life has biopic written all over it, especially the ending.

#8 of 28 OFFLINE   Kain_C

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Posted November 27 2005 - 02:11 PM

Mitch Hedberg.

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Posted November 28 2005 - 01:55 AM

I like the Hedberg idea. Kurt Cobain is probably likely, though I think it's already been done in TV versions. John McCain will probably get a movie version of his life at some point; Stephen Hawking Christopher Reeve Bill Gates Steve Jobs Steve Wozniak And then, mostly psychos. Anyone who was a multi-murderer or just a really notorious one. I'm sure someone will have a movie about Raider (the BTK Killer), and that guy in Lenexa, KS who lured people over the internet and stuffed them into 50 gallon barrels after he killed them. River Phoenix? Len Bias? I'm trying to think of others who died early.
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#10 of 28 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted November 28 2005 - 03:53 AM

Already done. See "Pirates of Silicon Valley", a TV Bio. Actually quite good, with Anthony Michael Hall as Gates and Noah Wylie as Jobs.

#11 of 28 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted November 28 2005 - 04:29 AM

The other element of this that has me curious is who will still be around, productive, and highly regarded in 50 years like Ray Charles and Johnny Cash. Certainly not a requirement for a biopic though.

#12 of 28 OFFLINE   Brent C

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Posted November 28 2005 - 04:37 AM

A&E has already done one.

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Posted November 28 2005 - 05:08 AM

Some ideas: Bob Dylan Stevie Wonder Willie Nelson
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Posted November 28 2005 - 08:17 AM

Oh, and the way he's been going lately, it wouldn't surprise me if Tom Cruise gets one. I was thinking about him lately and I came to realize that very few actors have worked with the caliber of directors that he has: Spielberg, Stone, Scorsese, Coppolla, Crowe, Pollack, Scott Bros, and most notably, Kubrick, among a few others.

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Posted November 28 2005 - 09:28 AM

There was a miniseries in the early 90s. Of course, a lot has happened since then.

I wouldn't be surprised if biopics fall out of fashion after a certain point. Celebrities like Johnny Cash or Ray Charles didn't spent the peak of their careers under the scrutiny of a zillion celebrity journalists. For anyone who's currently a subject of major attention, will there still be any interest in them after they're gone (or anything left to say)?

I suppose there'll always be room for something like Capote, which digs into a key event in its subject's life and gets at things that most people never even heard of, either at the time or since.

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Posted November 28 2005 - 09:49 AM

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Posted November 28 2005 - 11:15 AM

That reminds me of another idea. What about Waylon Jennings?

#18 of 28 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

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Posted November 28 2005 - 11:24 AM

Bill Clinton, more than likely. (I don't count Primary Colors, since A) it was deliberately fictionalized and B) only covered a very small timeframe).
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Posted November 28 2005 - 12:26 PM

Michael Jordan, definitely. Maybe George Clooney or Will Smith. And even though he's from the baby boomer generation, Billy Joel would make a fascinating subject for a biopic. Also, my guess is that there will be an "Aviator"-esque movie about either Sumner Redstone or Rupert Murdoch as sort of a "Last of the Media Moguls" type deal.

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Posted November 28 2005 - 02:01 PM

For some reason, I'm imagining that they might turn R.D Reynolds' book "The Death Of WCW" into a movie. Sincerely, John Kilduff... I don't think Warner Brothers would go for it, though.
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