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Biographical Fiction

by Mark Simpson
Movies about characters who are/were real people but have stories that are less than perfect to completely made up. I nearly excluded Being John Malkovich as he wasn’t even included in the original concept for the movie but rather added during the process but decided against it as it technically does fall into this category regardless of why he is in the story. I did however choose to exclude the 2002 movie Gladiator not because its not entirely deserving of being on the list but because of the fact that it isn’t truly a story about the rise and fall of Emperor Commodus as well as the fact that the number autobiographical parts in the story… Read more

Movies about characters who are/were real people but have stories that are less than perfect to completely made up. I nearly excluded Being John Malkovich as he wasn’t even included in the original concept for the movie but rather added during the process but decided against it as it technically does fall into this category regardless of why he is in the story. I did however choose to exclude the 2002 movie Gladiator not because its not entirely deserving of being on the list but because of the fact that it isn’t truly a story about the rise and fall of Emperor Commodus as well as the fact that the number autobiographical parts in the story are minimal.

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