2014 has been so far a mixed bag in Hollywood. However, some of the most awaited biopics are releasing this year which you cannot miss.
Biographical movies not only interest viewers but directors too.
Although the year is coming to an end (with just one month left),
we have some of the ace directors bringing forward the life and
struggles of famous people who made a difference.
Most of the biopics are said to be so goo and perfectly told
that they are going to be strong contenders for Oscars 2015. For
example, 'The Imitation Game' which was
premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and is set to release soon
has bagged the People's Choice Award and Benedict Cumberbatch who played
Alan Turing in the movie also won Best Actor at Hollywood Film
The movie shows the struggle of Alan Turing during the WWII. The
famous British mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing was
convicted in 1951 for gross indecency over a homosexual act which
was then illegal and a crime in UK. Benedict has been getting many
accolades for his breathtaking performance in 'The Imitation
Other upcoming biopics are Foxcatcher (John du Pont, the American
multimillionaire who was convicted of murdering Olympic wrestler
Dave Schultz), Unbroken (based on the true story of Louis
Zamperini the Olympic runner, and American World War II prisoner of
war survivor), Wild (based on the real-life story of Cheryl Strayed
who set off on a 1,100-mile hike) and many more.
So, we decided to take a look at the upcoming biopic movies that
can be strong contenders for Oscar 2015 Best Movie
The Imitation Game
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, it has been
premiered in Telluride Film Festival (USA) and Toronto
International Film Festival (Canada). The Imitation Game will hit
theatres in November and Cumberbatch is already getting
appreciation for his role which might get him an Oscar nomination
The biopic shows the 2009 arrest and detainment of
Iranian-Canadian journalist, Maziar Bahari in Iran. The movie will
show the 2009 Presidential election in Iran, and how Gael García
Bernal as Maziar Bahari was imprisoned for more than 100 days and
Steve Carell is already creating an Oscar buzz for his
performance as John du Pont, the American multimillionaire who was
convicted of murdering Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz.
Angelina Jolie directed movie is being premiered everywhere and
the movie is creating Oscar buzz for Best Picture and Best Director
already. It is based on the true story of Louis Zamperini the
Olympic runner, and American World War II prisoner of war
Based on the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, Chris
Kyle, the Bradley Cooper starrer film was premiered on November 11,
2014 at AFI Fest and is scheduled to receive a theatrical release
in the United States on December 25, 2014.
This biopic is based on the great British painter J. M. W.
Turner. Timothy Spall who played Mr. Turner already won Best Actor
at 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Amy Adams is playing the role of artist Margaret Keane in Big
Eyes. Amy is also garnering Oscar buzz for her performance in the
The Theory of Everything
Based on the physicist Stephen Hawking, this biopic has created
a lot of Oscar buzz for several categories like Best Actor, Best
Actress, Best Movie to name a few.
Reese Witherspoon starrer Wild is based on the real-life story
of Cheryl Strayed who set off on a 1,100-mile hike.
David Oyelowo is creating Oscar buzz for playing the
civil-rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. The film, due for limited
release in the United States on December 25 so as to qualify for
the Oscars, focuses on a short period after the 1964 passage of the
Civil Rights Act, the law that abolished segregation and
discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex or
national origin in the US.