Nailed It: Biopics That Got It Right

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  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Angela Bassett
  • Ray Charles
  • Will Smith
  • Halle Berry/Larenz Tate
  • Diana Ross
  • The Jacksons
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • The Temptations
  • TLC
  • Halle Berry
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Malcolm X

What's Love Got to Do With It (1993)

Though Angela Bassett had been acting long before her starring role in the iconic biopic, it wasn't until this performance that she was truly noticed in Hollywood. Playing the funky performer Tina Turner, Bassett acted alongside Laurence Fishburne as Ike Turner in the film,nwhich chronicled the singer's rise to fame and escape from her violent marriage. Bassett's performance was so gripping that it earned her a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

(Photo: Touchstone Pictures)

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