biopics

Interviews

Jeff Tremaine and Machine Gun Kelly Talk Mötley Crüe Biopic 'The Dirt'

"At first Nikki Sixx didn’t like the idea of the Jackass guy directing his story," Tremaine tells Noisey of his first foray into scripted features.
Justin Staple
3.25.19
internet videos of partocular importance

Taron Egerton and His Glasses Become Elton John in ‘Rocketman’ Trailer’

The “uncensored’ story of the pop icon will hit theatres in May.
Josh Terry
2.21.19
Film

Why It's Nearly Impossible to Make a Good Biopic

From 'All Eyez on Me' to 'Nina' to 'Lincoln,' there are a lot of ways to tell and/or ruin a life story.
Tari Ngangura
8.23.17
Op-Eds

'England Is Mine' and the Airbrushed Rock Star Biopic

Why it's frustrating to see male rock stars presented as romanticized versions of themselves on film.
Tim Hakki
8.17.17
Op-Eds

'All Eyez On Me' Should Be the 'The Room' of Music Biopics

This film isn't brilliant by any means, but could still have cult status.
Tshepo Mokoena
6.28.17
Features

Here's 10 Must-See Movies for Music Lovers at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

From dancehall to Malian singer-songwriters to Janelle Monáe, this year's lineup offers something for everyone.
Tina Hassannia
9.9.16
Holy Shit

Watch the Outrageous Trailer for Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Biopic 'Miles Ahead'

In two minutes we get guns, crooked record label dealings, great music, betrayal, infidelity, and, somehow, more guns.
Craig Jenkins
2.2.16
Film

'Steve Jobs' Is the Thrilling, Sacrilegious, and Frightening Biopic We Never Needed

The new biopic by Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin comes on the heels of a searing documentary and a mawkish Ashton Kutcher vehicle. Can anybody get Steve Jobs right?
Arthur Holland Michel
10.9.15
Film

The New David Foster Wallace Movie Would Probably Make David Foster Wallace Really Uncomfortable

The film starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg takes a stab at dramatizing the famously perceptive—and persnickety—literary heavyweight.
Tony Tulathimutte
8.3.15
Objectively Correct Lists

Why Are YOU Mad About the Aaliyah Movie?

If you are a living human, you are upset about the fact that there is an Aaliyah biopic happening. This is an objective fact.
Julie Mitchell
6.24.14
Film

First Patrick Bateman, Now Anna Nicole Smith?

Mary Harron got her start writing for <i>Punk</i> magazine and directed <i>American Psycho</i> and <i>I Shot Andy Warhol</i>, among other films. So it's a little bit odd that her latest film is not only a biopic of legendary gold digger Anna Nicole...
Mitchell Sunderland
6.20.13
Question Of The Day

Who Would Play You in a Film About Your Life?

Really? Well, you think a lot of yourself, don't you?
VICE Staff
4.5.12