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Buzz In: Whose Life Should Not Be Made Into a Movie?

Some are arguing that the biopic is the new black in Hollywood these days, but this genre has been entertaining us for some time now. Sometimes they're a great way to honor a beloved figure — Frida comes to mind, as does Ray, and HBO's Peter Sellers biopic starring Geoffry Rush. But then there are those that just make us cringe with shame: anyone remember when Jennifer Love Hewitt played Audrey Hepburn in that made-for-TV movie?

I kind of think no one should play Audrey Hepburn because it seems difficult to do her justice. I feel similarly about Kurt Cobain, as well as Bob Marley, whose biography has just been optioned by the Weinstein Company.

Can any actor really do justice to the larger-than-life Marley? Even if there is someone out there who could realistically pull that off, what if the filmmakers still manage to mess things up?

I know many people feel passionately about their favorite books not being "ruined" by Hollywood, so what about people? Are there some lives that Hollywood should refrain from dramatizing? Whose life story do you think should remain in our memories and maybe history books?


Carib-Chic Carib-Chic 9 years
Making money by using a person that has died is wrong. I've never watched these kinds of movies and I never will. Let people like Bob Marley, rest in peace.
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
I have always thought that Natalie Portman could do Audrey justice. That says a lot, coming from me, Audrey has been my favourite since I was a little girl. I *bawled* when she died. :( The JLH version was a freaking travesty.
LeeshaMichelle12 LeeshaMichelle12 9 years
kurt cobain leave him and his beautiful spirit alone... i dont want anyone captilizing on his death.... its the last thing he would of wanted , its bad enuf there is action figures of him
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
ah.i hated that awful Audrey Hepburn movie. could the have possibly picked someone worse??? hmm....i'd say maybe joni Mitchell. have they done one of her yet? I liked the Frida movie a lot, and Ray was also good. Oh, and Walk the line, too.
demeter demeter 9 years
Marilyn Monroe - Nobody could ever ever do her justice. And I know there are tv movies that have been made about her but I don't want a big-budget one. Nobody could pull it off. And Britney Spears.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Biopics put me to sleep.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
James Franco played James Dean in a biopic about him. Imdb it. I don't really mind these movies, but I have to say I had no desire to see Ray and I doubt I would ever watch one about Bob Marley just because these people don't interest me. But I do think Walk the Line was great.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
Kurt Cobain and Audrey Hepburn are two of my idols, it would be really hard to do them justice. That Jennifer Love Hewitt TV movie was horrible and nobody looked like the actors they were supposed to play.
vcudie vcudie 9 years
Lisa Loeb.
tiabia tiabia 9 years
I've been hearing about the Bob Marley Biopic for a while now...and I'm not exactly looking forward to it. The bonus to a biopic is that it sheds light on an otherwise "forgotten" icon, like Ray did for Ray Charles. I would actually love to see a well done biopic for BB would be nice to see the King of Blues get some props!!!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I stay away from Biopic movies (the only one i loved was The Doors) most of the people are just larger than life, they had that "something" you couldnt hang a label on, and thats why its useless to try and cast someone, its impossible to recreate "art" without it being a horrible cheap knockoff
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 9 years
Gus van Sant already did one loosely based on Kurt Cobain, it was called Last Days. I think the more iconic the figure, the less people will want to see someone portray them on the big screen. Some movies get it right. Frida, for example, is one of my favorite films and Salma Hayek did an amazing job (I shudder to think J.Lo wanted to play her first) I also think it depends on the actor portraying them. Jennifer Love Hewitt was a ghastly choice to play Hepburn. Here's hoping though that Heath Ledger's life never graces the big screen.
laneylaney laneylaney 9 years
princess diana, let her rest in peace. she's been scrutinized for too long. i hope nothing is ever in development concerning heath ledger either.
marcella marcella 9 years
I would love to see a Fela Kuti movie. But I have no idea who would do it. There's someone who had a very interesting life!
marcella marcella 9 years
James Dean. I hope the never make one on him River Phoenix, or Heath Ledger. I'm sure that the will though, for all of the above.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Ah, I've never liked it. I never go to see those kinds of movies. Its just weird to me. It seems appropriate to me that most of them turn out to be made for TV and/or Lifetime movies. I would watch the Spears family movie though! :)
Tres-Chic-NY Tres-Chic-NY 9 years
Janis Joplin, please. I thought that was in the works with Pink or somebody
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