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Definition of biopic

: a biographical movie

Examples of biopic in a Sentence

We watched a biopic about Beethoven.
Recent Examples on the Web Tyrese will be playing R&B singer-songwriter Teddy Pendergrass in an upcoming biopic, which will be co-produced by Daniels. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Tyrese & Samantha Gibson Announce Divorce After Nearly 4 Years of Marriage," 30 Dec. 2020 Actress Naomi Ackie is set to play the late Whitney Houston in an upcoming biopic, I Wanna Dance with Somebody. Brooklyn White, Essence, "A Whitney Houston Biopic Is In The Works—Here's What We Know," 16 Dec. 2020 After being the subject of the 1997 biopic that made a star out of Jennifer Lopez, Selena’s short life is now the subject of a new Netflix series. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: In Netflix series on singer Selena Quintanilla, the focus is on the family," 4 Dec. 2020 The upcoming biopic will also explore the scary moment the talk show host fainted on air after overheating in her Halloween costume in 2017. Ally Mauch,, "See the First Trailer for the Wendy Williams Biopic, Documenting Her Substance Abuse Issues," 3 Dec. 2020 In the joke, Jost read about Creed singer Scott Stapp playing Frank Sinatra in an upcoming Ronald Reagan biopic. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'SNL': Kristen Wiig murders as 'Home Alone 2' Pigeon Lady; Colin Jost makes Scarlett Johansson joke," 20 Dec. 2020 In any average year, her work might seem too audacious for an Academy that gave last year's Best Actress prize to a Judy Garland biopic. Keaton Bell, Vogue, "Every Movie We're Excited About This December," 15 Dec. 2020 Bell and Qualley's representatives have confirmed to EW that the duo is set to star as iconic Hollywood dance team Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in a new biopic. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Jamie Bell and Margaret Qualley to tap their way through Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers biopic," 11 Dec. 2020 Though the President has already been played on screen by a few actors, most recently Kingsley Ben-Adir on Showtime's miniseries The Comey Rule, a full-scale Obama biopic has yet to be made. Tyler Aquilina,, "Barack Obama says Drake has his 'stamp of approval' to play him in a biopic," 28 Nov. 2020

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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 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of biopic

informal : a biographical movie

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