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Poll: Hollywood Biopic You Would Most Want to See

There have been a lot of great biopics over the years (Schindler's List, Goodfellas, etc.) including some focused on Hollywood players like The Aviator. However, there have been plenty of talented actors, actresses, directors, producers, etc. that have never had a popular biography movie based on them. Who from the list below would you most like to see have their lives be the focus of a movie?

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    James Stewart

    The ideal elder Hollywood Statesman acted in almost one hundred titles including Capra's classic "It's a Wonderful Life". He served during World War II in the Air Force flying bombers and continued in the Air Force Reserves until 1968 having attained a rank of Brigadier General.
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    George Burns

    and his wife Gracie Allen. The married in real life couple began as a mildly successful vaudeville act in the 1920's. Their popularity increased exponentially on radio and then on TV beginning in 1950. Their TV series premiered before and ended after I Love Lucy only after Gracie retired in 1958. Having outlived the love of his life by 32 years Burns saw a career revival in the '70's until he passed away at 100 in 1996.
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    Ronald Reagan

    Actor (with 80 credits to his name) and two time President of the Screen Actors Guild who entered politics. Elected Governor of California in 1968, he went on to become the 40th President of the United States in 1981 guiding the country through the end of the Cold War.
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    Ingrid Bergman

    Ingrid Bergman was one of the first international movie stars. She was acted in everything from Hollywood blockbusters (Casablanca) to Italian pictures, like Stromboli. She won three Academy Awards and was considered by many one of the greatest actresses that ever lived. She was fluent in five languages and was the mother of Isabella Rossellini, Pia Lindstrom, and two other children.
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    Humphrey Bogart

    The original leader of the Rat Pack, Humphrey Bogart became famous playing gangsters and reluctant private eyes during the film-noir era of the 1940's and 1950's. His real life love affair with Lauren Bacall was legendary, steaming up screens across the world. This tough guy pushed the line during the production code days of Hollywood and was ranked #1 on AFI's list of greatest male actors of all-time.
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    John Wayne

    When people mention westerns, John Wayne usually comes to mind. Active in Hollywood from 1926-1976, the quintessential cowboy (who almost always played the good guy) appeared in almost two hundred credits. This man's man was one of the first actor-producer-directors in Hollywood.
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    Phil Hartman

    Canadian born Phil Hartman was a comedian who was featured in over 150 episodes of Saturday Night Live while starring in various films. Hartman was also a regular on "The Simpsons" and a star of the sitcom "NewsRadio". Beloved by almost all that worked with him, his life was cut short when he was murdered by his wife in 1998.
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    Bing Crosby

    Crooner Bing Crosby recorded over 1,700 songs for commercial release in a career that fifty years. His gold pipes were also used in over 100 credits as an actor. He won an Oscar for "Going My Way". His personal life was filled with ups and downs.
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    Audrey Hepburn

    Hollywood's first 'IT Girl' was born in Belgium and as a youngster was in country when the Nazis invaded. After a hard beginning she went on to star in major Hollywood pictures rising to fame in "Roman Holiday". A fixture in comedies and musicals alike she was she was elegance and sophistication personified. Later in life she all but retired from acting to become a humanitarian and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador devoting her life to various causes and charities.
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    William Powell

    Actor who started out in vaudeville and silent pictures. He is best known for "The Thin Man" series of films. He appeared in fourteen films with Clark Gable and was nominated for three Oscars. He was a medical pioneer; being given radium to treat cancer. He retired from acting in 1955. - Suggested by bratface23.
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    Harpo Marx

    and the rest of the Marx Brothers. This poor New York City family produced one of the greatest comedy acts of all time. They all began working full time as children and Harpo's self-taught himself to play piano. After working in vaudeville the brothers worked in five films together as they slowly began to retire. This allowed Harpo and his wife to adopt several children from show business at a relatively young age. - suggested by jalapenoman.
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    Sterling Hayden

    Sterling Hayden was the definition of a Hollywood gangster during the 1940's and 1950's. This real life tough guy served in World War II in the OSS (the forebearer of the CIA) with communist guerrillas in Europe. During the red scare he recanted his communist beliefs and began toname names. He starred in classic films like "Dr. Starangelove..." and "The Godfather" among others. He also also a world class sailor and author.
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    Bob Hope

    Actor, comedian, singer, author , athlete; Bob Hope did everything including amateur boxing. He is known mostly for being the most prolific USO entertainer in history entertaining our troops for decades overseas. He succeeded in every entertainment venture he undertook and was friends with various U.S. Presidents, hosted golf tournaments, activist, and a legendary ladies man.
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    Katharine Hepburn

    An American actress known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema. - suggested by Dan Dassow.
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    John Barrymore

    Son of Maurice, the Barrymore family patriarch; he was the most famous Barrymore in the prestigious family of actors. A star on stage, radio, and screen. He struggled with alcohol since the age of 14 and married five times. Was of one of the greatest early actors in film and his family continues the tradition to this day. - suggested by Dan Dassow.
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    Hal Roach

    Legendary producer of the "Laurel & Hardy" shorts as well as the "Little Rascals." His prolific career included over 1,200 productions spanning over 50 years. Roach started in short pictures before moving on to features before transitioning to TV after WWII. - suggested by Dan Dassow.
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    Charlton Heston

    The first true action star. Heston appeared in over 120 credits. He served in WWII in the U.S. Air Force before returning to Hollywood and becoming a leading man. He won an Academy Award for "Ben-Hur". He was a political activist and was considered for office. He fought against racism and served as president of the National Rifle Association for five terms. - suggested by Dibyayan Chakravorty.
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    Clark Gable

    Suave, debonair, ladies man famous for his cool demeanor. He began his career as an extra during the silent movie days and became leading man in the early 1930's. Mr. Gable won an Oscar for "It Happened One Night" and is most well known for his role as Rhett Butler in the Civil War epic "Gone With The Wind". Following the death of his wife, Carol Lombard he entered service in WWII achieving the rank of Major. - suggested by The-Irrational-Baby.
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    Steve McQueen

    The King of Cool. Steve McQueen was a jack of all trades, he started out as a merchant marine, an oil rigger, and a lumberjack before joining the U.S. Marine Corps. There he saved the lives of five men and served aboard President Truman's private yacht. Once in Hollywood he climbed up the ladder to leading man and action star. A fact that led to him doing most of his own stunts. His love of cars and going fast lead him to flying and professional auto racing. McQueen also run-ins with law and suffered from substance abuse. He lived hard and died young at 50. - suggested by Rafael_M.

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