Some of the most explorative biopics ever made.
Here at Contactmusic, we can't get enough of a good musical biopic whether it's 'The Runaways', 'The Doors' or 'Nowhere Boy' - the list is endless. There are only a handful, however, that make for a truly evocative and memorable experience of some of the most influential artists in the world.
Here are our seven favourite musical biopics of all time:
Paul Dano in 'Love & Mercy'
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Chadwick Boseman at the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Awards held at Tate Modern gallery in London. This year, Prince Charles and Johnny Marr were the big winners of the event - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 5th September 2018
When stories that needed to be told, were told well.
It's hard to believe that it's 2018 and Hollywood still occasionally struggles to produce culturally diverse films to represent people of all backgrounds. On the other hand, the last decade - and in particular the last half decade - has seen a rise in movies important for socio-political development.
Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman
Here are just a few of our all time favourites from the last five years:
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The MTV Movie and TV Awards were dominated by the Marvel flick and Netflix series.
The winners of the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards have finally been announced and leading them in their victories are unsurprisingly 'Black Panther' and 'Stranger Things' respectively. The awards ceremony took place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and was hosted by the inimitable Tiffany Haddish.
Chadwick Boseman at the MTV Movie and TV Awards
Best Movie 'Black Panther' dominated the film categories with Chadwick Boseman taking home Best Performance in a Movie and Best Hero, and his co-star Michael B. Jordan landing Best Villain as Erik Killmonger. Weirdly, they didn't manage to bag Best Fight; that instead went to 'Wonder Woman', or, more specifically, Gal Gadot against German Soldiers.
Continue reading: 'Black Panther' And 'Stranger Things' Lead Winners At 2018 MTV Awards
Chadwick Boseman at the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. This year Chris Pratt has been honoured with the MTV Generation Award, and Lena Waithe has been given the Trailblazer Award - Santa Monica, California, United States - Saturday 16th June 2018
Chadwick Boseman at the Los Angeles premiere for 'Avengers: Infinity War'. Following 2015's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Infinity War' is the third film in the series and the nineteenth film in the Marvel film franchise altogether - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd April 2018
It has now become the highest grossing superhero flick in North America.
Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' may have been conquered at the box office by the arrival of 'Pacific Rim Uprising' this weekend, but nothing can take away from the fact that it has just been named the highest grossing superhero film of all time in North America.
Chadwick Boseman at the Film Independent Spirit Awards
The Marvel epic surpassed 'The Avengers', which grossed a massive $623.4 million in 2012, when it reached $630.9 million according to Sunday's (March 25th 2018) calculations. It's now the third biggest superhero in the world after 'The Avengers', 'Age of Ultron' and 'Iron Man 3'.
The star plays the titular role in the critically-acclaimed smash hit Marvel movie 'Black Panther'.
You'd be forgiven for thinking Chadwick Boseman is somebody who's been in the Hollywood spotlight for some time. Whilst he has been in a number of different projects on television and in film, his biggest role came this year with the release of 'Black Panther', in which he portrays the titular hero; a man also known as T'Challa. Now a mainstay of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he's not somebody who's going to disappear from cinema screens any time soon.
Chadwick Boseman stars as T'Challa, aka Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Boseman is actually a guy from humble beginnings, who had a dream to make it big in the acting industry. Without the cash to go out and hone his talents with the proper training however, he had to look to other means in a bid to chase the career he so wanted. One particular opportunity came from former 'The Cosby Show' star Phylicia Rashad.
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Chadwick Boseman at the 33rd Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Pier. This year's winner for Best Feature was 'Get Out', with Jordan Peele taking home Best Director. Timothée Chalamet and Frances McDormand won Best Male and Female Lead for 'Call Me by Your Name' and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' respectively - Santa Monica, California, United States - Saturday 3rd March 2018
The 'Black Panther' star opens up about the funding for his prestigious education.
He's become a phenomenon with the recent release of Marvel's 'Black Panther' movie, but Chadwick Boseman has had the training to ensure that he would succeed in his career from the very beginning. Apparently, some of that training was funded by fellow Hollywood star Denzel Washington.
Chadwick Boseman at the premiere for 'Black Panther'
The 40-year-old opened up about how his hero paid for him to attend a prestigious summer exchange program at Oxford University in the UK, after one of his acting teachers - Phylicia Rashad - encouraged some of her pals to fund her acting class at Howard University in Washington, DC.
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Chadwick Boseman at the European premiere of Marvel's 'Black Panther' held at the Eventim Apollo in London. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the movie follows T'Challa's adventures after the events of 'Captain America: Civil War' - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 8th February 2018
Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares to come to a climax as ‘The Avengers’ unite with ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ to stop the evil Thanos. Directed by The Russo Brothers, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ hits cinemas this spring.
After the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Infinity War’ sees The Avengers left broken and divided. Some of them even look different, with Captain America (Chris Evans) sporting a beard and the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) with newly blonde hair.
The Avengers face their biggest threat year in ‘Infinity War’
The Marvel Universe expands further in 2018 with an exciting new batch of movies and characters.
2018 is shaping up to be a great year for comic book movies with Marvel once again leading the charge. The Avengers will be back, as will the foul-mouthed Deadpool, but there’s also a few new characters getting their first big screen outing. To wet your appetite for the year ahead, here’s everything Marvel has in store for us in 2018.
Chadwick Boseman as The Black Panther
Black Panther - February 16th
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From basketball to biopics, we reveal all about Chadwick Boseman.
After his break-out role as Jackie Robinson in '42' four years ago, Chadwick Boseman has been a stellar choice for a lot of movies such as 'Marshall', 'Gods of Egypt' and 'Black Panther'. There's still a lot we don't know about the star, but here's six facts to get you started.
Chadwick Boseman at 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere
1. He has considered giving up acting for directing - He might be best known for his acting, having never directed anything major, but he initially wanted to be a filmmaker and only studied acting for the sake of being able to relate to actors. In fact, after a few small roles, he thought about directing full time - that was until he was offered the role of Jackie Robinson in 2013's '42' while he was in the middle of directing his off-Broadway play in 'East Village'.
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The actor says it was important to ensure Wakanda was different to anything we've seen in the real world.
One of the upcoming entries to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that people are most looking forward to is the Chadwick Boseman-led flick, 'Black Panther'. Taking on the titular role in the film, otherwise known as T'Challa, Boseman will become the first person of colour to lead a solo movie within the superhero genre; something that's been a long time coming.
Chadwick Boseman stars as T'Challa, also known as the Black Panther
With that comes a lot of lofty expectations and responsibility for Boseman. Fortunately, he's somebody who has thought about how everything he and the team around the movie brings to the big screen and how it will be interpreted, and that's what he's been speaking about in a recent interview.
Continue reading: Chadwick Boseman Teases "Advanced Nation" Of Wakanda In 'Black Panther'
Date of birth
29th November, 1976
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