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

Publicity for his upcoming biopic Rocketman, perhaps? Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The Internet Is Divided Over John Lewis' 2018 Christmas Ad Featuring Elton John," 15 Nov. 2018 At the beginning of this year, Twitter rejoiced when Sony announced that Tom Hanks had been cast as Mister Rogers in an upcoming, still untitled biopic about the late television personality. Andrea Park, Glamour, "The Internet Can't Take This First Look of Tom Hanks Playing Mister Rogers," 27 Sep. 2018 Brown appeared at the TCA press tour in support of an upcoming BET biopic about him, which has his stamp of approval and, thus, would seem likely to downplay abuse allegations. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Bobby Brown denies ever having hit Whitney Houston: “The public record is wrong”," 27 July 2018 In addition to appearing in The Beach Bum, which hits theaters on March 29, Zac’s Ted Bundy biopic recently made its Sundance Film Festival premiere. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Zac Efron's Hair for "The Beach Bum" Was Inspired By a Panini," 16 Mar. 2019 Rolling Stone reports that Queen and Adam Lambert will also perform during the broadcast, as the band's Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek, is nominated for a slew of awards. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "SZA and Kendrick Lamar Won't Perform "All the Stars" at the Oscars 2019," 24 Feb. 2019 The long-in-the-making biopic debuted to an underwhelming $1.7 million despite a high-profile publicity campaign piloted by Travolta himself. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Gotti': How John Travolta Tried — and Failed — to Save His Passion Project," 18 June 2018 For Vincent Lindon, cast and bearded as the great man in this inert biopic from Jacques Doillon, that task entails gazing intently at statues, busts and naked models, looking gruff and serious, while the camera avoids close-ups of the detailing. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "Review: ‘Rodin,’ a Biopic Heavy as Stone," 31 May 2018 The news that Tom Hanks will be portraying Fred Rogers in a coming biopic was met with frenzied glee, as Hanks is one of the few contemporary celebrities who approaches Rogers’s universally beloved status. Tyler Huckabee, Washington Post, "The radical — but gentle — faith of Mister Rogers," 30 Jan. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of biopic

informal : a biographical movie

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