True Stories of Hollywood

Bio films about people who worked in the movies
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1.
Chaplin (1992)
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin. (143 mins.)
 
2.
Frances (1982)
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The story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted. (140 mins.)
Director: Graeme Clifford
 
3.
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001 Mini-Series)
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death. (170 mins.)
 
4.
Ed Wood (1994)
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Ambitious but troubled movie director, Edward D. Wood Jr, tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support. (127 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
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The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies. (122 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
 
6.
Baadasssss! (2003)
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Mario Van Peebles' half-documentary/half-homage to his father Melvin Van Peebles' movie Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. (109 mins.)
 
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RKO 281 (1999 TV Movie)
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Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst. (86 mins.)
Director: Benjamin Ross
 
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Beyond the Sea (2004)
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A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin (Spacey) specifically, and his relationship with his wife Sandra Dee (Bosworth). (118 mins.)
Director: Kevin Spacey
 
9.
Sinatra (1992 Mini-Series)
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An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life. (250 mins.)
 
10.
James Dean (2001 TV Movie)
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A biopic about the actor James Dean, whose stardom of the ultimate teenage rebel as well as the premature death made him a legend... (120 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
 
11.
Man on the Moon (1999)
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The life and career of a legendary comedian, Andy Kaufman. (118 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
12.
Gods and Monsters (1998)
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The last days of Frankenstein Director James Whale are explored. (105 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
13.
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
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The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death. (122 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
14.
Hollywoodland (2006)
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A detective examines the mysterious death of George Reeves, the star of the television series Adventures of Superman. (126 mins.)
Director: Allen Coulter
 
15.
Auto Focus (2002)
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The life of TV star Bob Crane and his strange friendship with electronics expert John Henry Carpenter. (105 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
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The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
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The life of Bettie Page, a 1950s pin-up model and one of the first sex icons in America, who became the target of a Senate investigation due to her risqué bondage photos. (91 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
 
17.
The Legend of Bruce Lee (2008 TV Series)
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The story of the legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee following him from Hong Kong to America and back again, leading up to his tragic death at the age of 32. (183 mins.)
Director: Moon-ki Lee
 
18.
Wonderland (2003)
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In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes. (104 mins.)
Director: James Cox
 
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De-Lovely (2004)
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Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda. (125 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
 
20.
The Rat Pack (1998 TV Movie)
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The public and private lives of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford. (120 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
 
21.
The Aviator (2004)
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A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s. (170 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
22.
Rock Hudson (1990 TV Movie)
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Biography of actor Rock Hudson focuses on his struggle with his homosexuality. Based on the book by his ex-wife... (100 mins.)
Director: John Nicolella
 
23.
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)
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This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies... (120 mins.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
 
24.
Elvis (2005 Mini-Series)
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A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom. (173 mins.)
 
25.
Bugsy (1991)
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The story of how Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas. (136 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
26.
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
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Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl. (99 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
 
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Gleason (2002 TV Movie)
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The story begins at the height of Gleason's career. He has it all: women, wealth, and extraordinary power... (120 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch