Monday Movie Meme – Best Biopics

Feature Presentation…MONDAY MOVIE MEME
This week’s movie topic is all about Biopics…
There are lots of movies these days that tell the stories about the lives of real people. We prefer the sweeping tales of a person’s life story as opposed to snapshots of moments in their time. Sometimes the films feature people we’re already familiar with and other times they introduce us to them. Either way, we had a hard time coming up with biopics featuring women – maybe you can rectify that in your post.
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Biopics aren’t my favorite type of movie.  I think it’s because I’m always wondering what is real and what got added just for the movie.  But here are a few that I enjoyed…
1. Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line (2005)
2. Katherine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole as Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II in The Lion in Winter (1965)
3. James Cagney as George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
4. Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004)
5. Mel Gibson as William Wallace in Braveheart (1995) (I know great artistic license was taken with this one, but I loved it)
What about you?  Do you have a favorite biopic film?