Saturday 27 December 2014

Celebrity Biopics

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Chris ODowd will play award-winning journalist David Walsh in an upcoming Lance Armstrong biopic
Chris ODowd will play award-winning journalist David Walsh in an upcoming Lance Armstrong biopic
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to take on the role of former US President Woodrow Wilson in his latest biopic
44-year-old actor Aidan Gillen is being tipped to play the former Taoiseach in the forthcoming Citizen Charlie, 3.7 million drama, charting the emergence of the mesmeric figure and his pursuit of power, wealth and glamour. According to insiders, Gillen looked chillingly like Haughey in his screen test.
Naomi Watts worked hard to look like the late Princess for her role in the biopic Diana. However the movie has not gone down well in the UK. Cheap and cheerless and embarrassing is the general consensus.
Scarlett Johansson is apparently in the running to play Hillary Clinton in a biopic about her days as a young lawyer. Also in contention is Reese Withersoon.
Al Pacino hit the wardrobe department for some serious wigs to play eccentric music mogul Phil Spector in the controversial made-for-TV movie.
Laurence Olivier Marilyn Monroe and Kenneth Branagh Michelle Williams - Branagh said both he and Williams set about creating characters instead of just doing impersonations. Both received Oscar nominations for their efforts in My Week with Marilyn.
Daniel Day Lewis took the Oscar, Golden Globe and Critics Choice for best actor for playing Abraham Lincoln. The film focuses on the 16th presidents rise to politics, his role in the Civil War and his final months in office.
Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace The royal House of Grimaldi has described a series of scenes in the forth-coming film Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman as the late Princess as purely fictional. The royal family wishes to stress that this film in no way constitutes a biopic, the statement said.
Ashton Kutcher and Steve Job According to reporters, Kutcher poured himself into playing the late Apple boss and believes the role was meant for him. He met with people who knew Jobs closely and also grew his hair long to emulate his style from the 1970s.
Andre 3000 and Jimi Hendrix Off screen he does look like the guitar wizard of the 60s. Rapper Andre Benjamin, better known as Outkasts Andre 3000, was in Ireland recently to film the lead role in the forthcoming Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side.
Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Zuckerberg Aaron Sorkin who directed The Social Network gave Eisenberg just one piece of advice before shooting began: He said to speak fast, the actor recounted.
Colin Firth and King George VI Id never read a royal biography until I did The Kings Speech, admitted the actor, who won the coveted best actor Oscar for the role.
Jane Fonda and Nancy Regan Jane Fonda plays former first lady Nancy Reagan in an all-star cast that includes Liam Neeson, Oprah and Forest Whittaker, in a film about a butler who served US presidents from 1952 to 1986.
Bill Murray and Franklin D Roosevelt Hyde Park On Hudson, an upcoming film recounts the story of the British King and Queens visit to Roosevelts home in 1939. It raised a few eyebrows when the casting was first announced, but photos from the set make clear that the Ghostbusters star looks the part.
J. Edgar Hoover and Leonardo DiCaprio The 36-year old actor was transformed to look twice his age as part of his portrayal of J. Edgar Hoover, but it failed to get him any awards.
Action actress Michelle Yeoh portrays Burmese freedom fighter Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady. Yeoh had to learn Burmese to play Suu Kyi, and had to lose nearly nine kilos to make herself look more like her character.
Virginia Woolf and Nicole Kidman - Kidman got all the the hype for her prosthetic nose in The Hours - and a very fine nose it was too, it also helped win her the Oscar for best actress in 2008 for her portrayal of the essayist and critic.
Margaret Thatcher and Meryl Streep The actress won her third Oscar for her portrayal of the Iron Lady but was criticised for failing to acknowledge the late Mrs Thatcher in her acceptance speech.

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