Celebrity Biopics That Got It Right

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  • 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
  • Diana Ross
  • The Jacksons
  • Jennifer Lopez

King (1978)

Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had possibly one of the best biopics in history, thanks largely to the project's highly respected and experienced cast. Boasting performances from Paul Winfield (Dr. King), Cicely Tyson (Coretta Scott King), Tony Bennett (himself) and Ossie Davis (Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.), the story, told in the form of a television miniseries, was both thorough and heartfelt. It even earned a Primetime Emmy in 1978 for Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series. 

(Photo: NBC)

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