Celebrity Biopics That Got It Right

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

Selena (1997)

Responsible for skyrocketing Jennifer Lopez's acting career to what it is today, Selena proved celebrity biopics can be commercially lucrative if correctly and carefully cast. No actress would have been more ideal for fulfilling the role of the Tejano music star, and critics seemed to agree; Lopez earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture.

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