Movies Based on Actual Biographies

Hollywood not only looks to real-life people for inspiration, but often bases storylines on actual biographies. This list includes both the book and the film - which have you read and/or seen?
Added by Grace Rivenbark
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How many have you seen or read?
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12 Years a Slave (Solomon Northrup)
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
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90 Minutes in Heaven (Don Piper)
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90 Minutes in Heaven (2015)
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Aron Ralston)
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127 Hours (2010)
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Angela's Ashes
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
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Finding Fish (Antwone Fisher)
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Antwone Fisher (2002)
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Howard Hughes: The Secret Life (Charles Higham)
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The Aviator (2004)
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13
The Basketball Diaries (Jim Carroll)
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
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A Beautiful Mind
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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Before Night Falls
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Before Night Falls (2000)
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Blow: How a Small Town Boy Made $100 Million With the MedllĂ­n Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All (Bruce Porter)
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Blow (2001)
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Blue Like Jazz
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Blue Like Jazz (2012)
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Born on the Fourth of July
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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
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25
Catch Me If You Can
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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Chaplin: His Life and Art (David Robinson)
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My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin
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Chaplin (1992)
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Cheaper by the Dozen
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Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
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Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
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Honest Courtesan (Margaret E. Rosenthal)
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Dangerous Beauty (1998)
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The Diary of Anne Frank
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The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
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37
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
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Georgiana: The Duchess of Devonshire (Amanda Foreman)
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The Duchess (2008)
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