Poll: Biopic Dream Casting
Here are some ideas for casting of possible biopics. Which would you most like to see? Discuss the list here
Poll by: yrnej
Created Jun 7 2018
Ruth Negga as Josephine Baker - Baker was an entertainer, activist and French resistance agent was became the first person of color to become a world-famous entertainer and was a symbol of the Jazz Age.
John Boyega as Louis Armstrong - Armstrong was a jazz trumpet player, composer, singer and occasional actor who is widely considered to have had a profound influence on popular music. He was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to cross over and become a star at large.
John Belushi and Judith Belushi-Pisano
Seth Rogen as John Belushi - John was a comedy dynamo who made a splash on Saturday Night Live and in movies and then died of an overdose at age 33.
David Bowie in David Bowie: Five Years (2013)
Tilda Swinton as David Bowie - David was a rock chameleon who reinvented himself many times while becoming one of the best known performers to come out of England.
Keira Knightley as Karen Carpenter - Karen was a singer/drummer who became huge music star with her brother Richard; they were known as the Carpenters. One of the first celebrities known for having anorexia, she died at age 32 from heart failure caused by her illness.
Civil War Journal (1993)
Laurence Fishburne as Frederick Douglass - Douglass was an author, politician and influential leader of the abolitionist movement.
Melissa McCarthy as Mama Cass Elliot - Cass was a powerful singer in the '60s whose addictions led to her death at age 32.
Chris Farley at an event for Excess Baggage (1997)
Jonah Hill as Chris Farley - Chris was a comedy dynamo who made a splash on Saturday Night Live and in movies and then died of an overdose at age 33.
Ella Fitzgerald in Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame (1993)
Viola Davis as Ella Fitzgerald - Fitzgerald was a jazz singer, known as the "First Lady of Song", who enjoyed a four-decade career while working with nearly every important figure of the jazz age.
Larry Hagman in Dallas (1978)
Rob Lowe as Larry Hagman - Larry Hagman was an actor best known for astronaut Tony Nelson on I Dream of Jeannie and JR Ewing on Dallas.
Rock Hudson in Pillow Talk (1959)
Cheyenne Jackson as Rock Hudson - Hudson was a handsome leading man in Hollywood who was actually a closeted homosexual who died of AIDS.
Elton John in To Russia... With Elton (1979)
Justin Timberlake as Elton John - John is a flamboyant performer who has overcome addiction and hidden homosexuality to achieve million-dollar success world-wide.
Viola Davis as Barbara Jordan - Jordan was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement who was the first Southern African-American woman elected to the US House of Representatives. A lesbian closeted to the general public, Jordan's political career was cut short by multiple sclerosis and leukemia.
Robert F. Kennedy in CBS News Special Report: The Shooting of Robert F. Kennedy (1968)
Matt Damon as Robert F. Kennedy - Part of the dynastic Kennedy Family, RFK was a US Senator and Attorney General who was assassinated while running for US President in 1968.
Lemmy in Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Billy Crudup as Lemmy - Lemmy started as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and founded and led the heavy metal band Motörhead for over 30 years. He was known for his gravely voice and hard-living lifestyle.
Madonna circa 1985
Lady Gaga as Madonna - Madonna is arguably the most famous performer in the world, reinventing herself many times over and becoming a multi-millionaire in the process.
Cole Porter and Ethel Merman
Jim Parsons and Kristen Schaal as Cole Porter and his wife Linda Lee Thomas - Porter was a legendary, Tony-winning songwriter who endured a catastrophic injury while riding a horse and lived his entire life closeted. Linda was his wife, a divorcée eight years his senior.
Vivienne Westwood in Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018)
Tilda Swinton as Vivienne Westwood - Westwood is a British clothing designer best known for bringing punk and new wave fashion into the mainstream.
Oprah Winfrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
Jennifer Hudson as Oprah Winfrey - Oprah rose from an impoverished childhood to become a nationally-recognized broadcaster and Oscar-nominated actor who is now a media mogul and philanthropist worth $3 billion.
Audrey Hepburn at an event for The 64th Annual Academy Awards (1992)
Natalie Portman as Audrey Hepburn - Hepburn was an actor and dancer who emerged from the ashes of WWII to become an international star, before retiring to dedicate herself with humanitarian work as a Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF.
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