bio·​pic | \ ˈbī-(ˌ)ō-ˌpik How to pronounce biopic (audio) \

Definition of biopic

: a biographical movie

Examples of biopic in a Sentence

We watched a biopic about Beethoven.
Recent Examples on the Web Montañez has gone on to write two books about his success, spoken about it in multiple engagements, and even will see his life told on the big screen in an upcoming biopic. Dave Quinn,, 7 Jan. 2022 Jean-Michel Basquiat, the influential American artist whose too-brief career changed the landscape of contemporary art, will be the subject of an upcoming biopic. Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, 6 Jan. 2022 The short life and meteoric rise of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat will once again be told on the silver screen in an upcoming biopic directed by Nigerian American filmmaker Julius Onah. CNN, 6 Jan. 2022 Playing Fred Astaire in an upcoming biopic produced by Pascal could elevate Holland to a more prestigious category of film actor. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2021 Tom Holland is heading back into the dance studio to prepare for his role as Fred Astaire in an upcoming biopic about the legendary entertainer. Marc Malkin, Variety, 8 Dec. 2021 The Oscar-winning actor will play infamous cult leader Jim Jones in an upcoming biopic, according to Entertainment Weekly. Rashika Jaipuriar, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Nov. 2021 Kidman stars alongside Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jake Lacy, Clark Gregg, J.K. Simmons, and Nina Arianda in the upcoming biopic. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 Aug. 2021 More recently, a documentary about Dukakis' career, Olympia, was released in 2020, and she had been cast as Marlene Dietrich in an upcoming Dionne Warwick biopic. Lindsey Bahr,, 1 May 2021

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First Known Use of biopic

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biopic

bi- entry 2 + pic entry 1

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“Biopic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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: a biographical movie


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