A Season of Biopics: Hollywood Stars Portraying the Famous

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Bio Pics have been successful for two things: They rake in box-office money and bait in Oscar noms for its celebs. Word has it that a certain number of actresses from Reese Witherspoon to Elizabeth Olsen are gunning for the much coveted role of a young Hilary Clinton.


The dramatic romanticization of a subject’s life whether famous, historically important or just plain notorious has always been a fascinating lure for movie goers. Though some biopics have inaccurately portrayed its subjects, maybe the first mistake lies with the casting of its stars.


Let’s have a look at this season’s fresh batch of bio pics and see whether these stars have nailed the look of their characters.


HBO’s Behind the Candelabra starring Matt Damon as Liberace’s lover Scott Thorson and Michael Douglas as Liberace himself.


The made-for-TV movie directed by Steven Soderbergh was dubbed ‘too gay’ to be made by any movie studio.


Al Pacino dons the ugliest wigs in the world. Don’t you agree?


Taking on the role of notorious record producer Phil Spector- the man behind the Beatles and ‘Wall of Sound’ recording technique who was on trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.


Rumor has it,  method actor Al Pacino refused to sleep, eat and go to the bathroom without the huge hairpiece.


A stick-thin Naomi Watts stars in the biopic about the beloved Princess Diana which explores the royal’s love affair with a heart surgeon. The film is set to premiere in London just days after the 16th anniversary of her car crash.