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.

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The biopic stars Murphy as real-life comedian Rudy Ray Moore, who used the character Dolemite to become a Blaxploitation icon in the ‘70s. Rachel Desantis,, "Eddie Murphy Reunites with His The Golden Child Costar 3 Decades Later at Toronto Film Festival," 9 Sep. 2019 The biopic focuses on the final year of the legendary actress-singer’s life. Mark Feeney,, "Fall movies 2019: Dozens of titles coming soon to theaters," 6 Sep. 2019 The biopic will be accompanied by a documentary on Williams’ life. Hal Boedeker,, "‘Surviving R. Kelly’ gets follow-up; Wendy Williams biopic in works," 23 July 2019 The biopic will premiere nearly two years after news of its creation first broke in January 2018. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "The Mr. Rogers Movie 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' Will Require a Lot of Tissues," 22 July 2019 Further details about the biopic have yet to be released. Sydney Scott, Essence, "DeVon Franklin Set To Produce Sony's Kirk Franklin Biopic," 18 July 2019 The biopic doesn’t have a name or release date yet. Troy L. Smith,, "Here’s the guy playing Elvis Presley in a new biopic," 16 July 2019 Deeply serious issues weren't just the stuff of sober biopics and staid period pieces but of uproarious comedy. Ann Hornaday, Houston Chronicle, "Movies grapple with a thorny present by revisiting the past at the Toronto International Film Fest," 16 Sep. 2019 Though Epstein and Friedman have fashioned their film as more of a portrait of an artist than a conventional biopic, Ronstadt is heard in voice-over talking about key aspects of her life. Kenneth Turan, Detroit Free Press, "Linda Ronstadt documentary packs an emotional punch," 12 Sep. 2019

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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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