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Cinemania: best biopics

Posted by Peter Keough  October 3, 2013 08:58 PM

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From Amadeus to Zola, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has favored films about famous people.

Opening Oct. 11 is “Captain Phillips,” about the Vermont seaman who defied Somali pirates and saved his ship and crew, and opening Oct. 18 is “The Fifth Estate,” about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. No doubt they will figure in the awards mix in the months to come. What is your favorite biopic? Include your choices in the comments section or drop a line to me at petervkeough@gmail.com. The deadline for entries is Monday, October 7. We’ll be running the top five on October 13. [Shown is a clip from “Lincoln” (2012)]

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