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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 Award recently.
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 Game'.
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 category.
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 as well.
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 brutally interrogated.
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 survivor.
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 biopic.
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.