Some biopics of well-known figures work as movies but lured a narrow audience: Steve Rash's The Buddy Holly Story, Bennett Miller's Capote, Gus Van Sant's Milk, Ed Harris's Pollock, Clint Eastwood's Bird, Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull, Hal Ashby's Bound for Glory, Oliver Stone's Nixon and Bill Condon's Kinsey. Others grabbed wider crowds by capturing the magic of their source: Julie & Julia, Ray, Ali, Schindler's List, Lawrence of Arabia, Out of Africa, Amadeus, Malcolm X, Reds, Coal Miner's Daughter, Walk the Line, Patton, Bonnie and Clyde, Gandhi, The Queen and The Aviator .
And some biopics just don't ring true: Cleopatra, Anna and the King, De-Lovely, The Hurricane, Alexander, Beyond the Sea, and Toronto opener Creation, starring Paul Bettany as Charles Darwin.
Check out the Amelia trailer. What category do you think this movie will be in?