- a biographical movie or TV show.
Origin of biopic
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Examples from the Web for biopic
Selma becomes a biopic in which the hero shines while those who worked beside him are overlooked or relegated to the sidelines.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
We live in a world where a J. Edgar Hoover biopic got made before a Martin Luther King Jr. one.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History
December 15, 2014
One of the more fascinating projects I read about that never came to fruition was your Howard Hughes biopic starring Jim Carrey.
In a strange coincidence, the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything opened the same weekend as Interstellar.
Just because it is a biopic, sometimes people take liberties.Gangster in Paradise: Benicio Del Toro Is Pablo Escobar
September 12, 2014
- informal a film based on the life of a famous person, esp one giving a popular treatment
C20: from bio (graphical) + pic (ture)
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Word Origin and History for biopic
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