bio·pic | \ˈbī-(ˌ)ō-ˌpik \

Definition of biopic 

: a biographical movie

Examples of biopic in a Sentence

We watched a biopic about Beethoven.

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Bob Marley's eldest son, Ziggy Marley, has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to develop a biopic about his late father, credited with bringing the sound of reggae to the entire world. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Ziggy Marley Developing Bob Marley Biopic: Report," 7 June 2018 On May 25, the first biopic about the incredible author comes to theaters., "The True Story Behind Mary Shelley Is Actual 19th Century Rock & Roll," 24 May 2018 With cameos in The Simpsons and Star Trek, as well as the 2014 biopic of his life The Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne, his influence was phenomenal, even in his later years. Time, "What Happened When TIME Met Stephen Hawking 30 Years Ago," 14 Mar. 2018 If one is looking for a standard biopic about a famous artist, this movie is not that. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti' chronicles Gauguin’s desire to see a new way," 13 July 2018 Rachel Weisz is set to star in a biopic about the Victorian-era surgeon Dr. James Barry. Nina Metz,, "Why trans actors should be cast in trans roles," 12 July 2018 But for audiences used to watching other female-coded genres like the melodrama or the tell-all biopic, the movie becomes predictable in its sidelining and eventual condemnation of Annie’s art. Katherine Fusco, The Atlantic, "Hereditary and the Monstrousness of Creative Moms," 11 July 2018 After La La Land, Damien Chazelle has re-teamed with Ryan Gosling for First Man, a really stylish and surprisingly eerie-looking biopic about Neil Armstrong and his flight to the moon. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: Luke Cage, Dumbo, The Grinch, and more," 16 June 2018 My sympathy goes out to anybody making a biopic of a writer. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Poor Mary Shelley!," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of biopic

1947, in the meaning defined above

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bi- entry 2 + pic entry 1

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