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I took the very unscientific approach of using Wikipedia and their List of biographical films. I then put all the information into a spreadsheet, removed a lot of annoying merged cells and came up with a list and turned this into a hopefully pretty graph: Using this, and ignoring non 20th/21st century people, it looks like Adolf Hitler and Albert Schweitzer ...


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There are literally dozens of movies about Wong Fei-hung, who died in 1924 and therefore qualifies for your time range. Granted, most of those movies aren't well-known outside China / Hong Kong. And you might want to make a very close inspection before declaring that e.g. Iron Monkey (1993) is a "biographical" account of his childhood! So not all of them ...


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This scene was meant to put a spotlight on Jobs' darker side, but the event never really happened. In a fact check, this scene was specifically mentioned: Take the movie's font scene. At an all-hands meeting, an employee dares to question Jobs’s choice of “adding pretty fonts” on the Lisa computer, the forerunner to the Macintosh, causing Jobs to fire ...


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The portions of the film which are direct reflections of Marshal Mathers (Eminem) life include: He was raised in Detroit, Michigan for a portion of his life. He was raised by his single mother in a series of lower income neighborhoods. He was friends with local black rappers in the Detroit area. He performed occasionally at local clubs and parties in the ...


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It seems like this was one of those movies that just vanished. Any googling immediate turns up a plethora of pages mostly within the same week period, all with the same details, and nothing else. The movie was going to star Zooey Deschanel as Ada Lovelace. It was going to be directed by Bruce Beresford. (see here or here). It was also going to star Billy ...


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According to this interview with the director Olivier Dahan in The Villanovan, the scene was invented, but the interview appears to be real: Natalie Smith: There is one scene that occurs between Edith and a reporter on a beach in California that you said was fictional, while everything else in the film really happened. Why did you include it? ...


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In the United States, anyway, there's 'legal' and 'what you can get away with.' It's not like the police will arrest a filmmaker for using a slightly fictionalized version of a real person. The producers do, however, run the risk of getting sued for defamation or libel by that real person. Then, if the real-life person DOES sue them for defamation, he/she ...


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