A movie about this guy would be great too:
Bill Jakob was down on his luck. He had a record in Illinois as a sex offender, was an out-of-work truck driver, filed for bankruptcy in 2003 with debts almost $200,000 and in 2007 he was found liable for $600,000 in damages in the death of a six-year-old boy who ran out into the road and Jakob ran him over. That was overturned and he is in the middle of an agreement to a $50,000 insurance settlement with the little boy’s mom.
What’s a guy with such piss-poor luck to do in that situation? A) Hunker down and work your ass off to pay off your debts. B) Kill yourself C) Pretend you’re an undercover anti-drug agent and get yourself a job in a small town in Missouri. If you said “C” then you just might know where this story is headed.here
Egyptian guy who ran a Bodega in Brooklyn who was a total a**hole and who I would anger periodically by asking him if he was Turkish.
It’s probably alread ybeen mentioned, but I’d either go with Friedrich Nietzsche or Nikola Tesla.
Mississippi John Hurt(when Morgan Freeman gets about twelve years older)
Bobby Dylan(something more oblique than I’m Not There. Maybe based in narratives and imagery from the songs that parallel his life/myth)
Someone mentioned Tesla, and thats always my first thought for Bio Pictures too. He was so very very interesting, a real mad scientist!
Kurt Vonnegut would make for a bleak, but in my opinion, very interesting bio pic. I would also really like to see a Salvador Dali picture done properly.
Hitchcock would be great too, and they are actually trying to get his bio made. Anthony Hopkins is already attached for the title role.
Theyb made Slaughterhouse 5 already
marie amelie ..may be
I know there was a Slaughterhouse Five made already, I meant more a movie directly about his life. Don’t get me wrong, Slaughterhouse Five is one of my favorite books, but he isn’t the focus.
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī – I would love to see a biopic on this man’s life!!!
rumi is a great choice …even i used a verse of rumi in my first short ..muzaffar ali has made a documentary on rumi ,,but there is no biopic.
Stalin, had a very complex and difficult youth which can have a lot of depth.
As a personal favorite i would go for Arthur Schopenhauer.
dude that’s pretty sick.. @Balistik.
I’d probably do Tesla. I also thought a juxtaposition of the life of Cesar Augustus and the great romantic (erotic) poet Avid would make a good film. Cesar sentenced Avid into exile after he heard his daughter Julia was a big fan. Both men died in exile both represented a turning point in Ancient Rome and a devotion to work accept unlike Avid, Cesar was impotent for most of his life (too much lead infected wine)..
If anyone has seen that history show empires…
And there’s a Peckinpah bio in the works
Already been done. It’s called Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.
Haha good one.
I optioned a screenplay on the life of Clay Allison about 15 years ago, but nobody was interested in making it.
Recent historical evidence has shown a large part of my screenplay is bullshit, but I’m sticking to my story.
Jean Pierre Leaud. ups, double.
I would make a Nixon movie. No film has ever captured the evil that he was. Kissinger also deserves a film of his own.
Evil people make for better biopics….
In 2003 they made a Sylvia plath movie. Never saw it so I do not know if it is any good.
I think it would be a tossup between Renee Falconetti and Jack Kirby.
Yes. They made a Sylvia Plath film. But I would hopefully do it better than they did.