Actors who reveled in Hollywood biopics

Feb 10, 2018, 08:05 IST
  • Actors who reveled in Hollywood biopics

    The Man Who Knew Infinity: Mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan's (Dev Patel) life was no fairy tale. Hailing from a poor Brahmin family in Madras, where he worked as a clerk and was mentored by Narayana Iyer (Dhritiman Chatterjee) who encouraged him to pursue a higher goal - that of going to Cambridge and getting his unique work published. Once in Cambridge, despite the racial abuse and neglect, he was able to live up to his goal. The movie encapsulates Ramanujan's conflicts with custom, alienation from the people around him and the deepest desire to master numbers while conforming within the confines of society. In the toughest role of his career, Dev Patel manages to get to the ethos and nobility within. He performs it with charismatic reverence. Pic/YouTube

  • Actors who reveled in Hollywood biopics

    In the 1992 film Malcolm X, actor Denzel Washington played the role of the African- American Muslim minister and activist to perfection

  • Actors who reveled in Hollywood biopics

    Veteran Hollywood actress Meryl Streep played the role of Britain's first PM Margaret Thatcher in the film Iron Lady and won an Oscar for the same

  • Actors who reveled in Hollywood biopics

    Russell Crowe's portrayal of schizoprenic Nobel- Prize winning scientist John Nash in the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind got him the Oscar for best actor

  • Actors who reveled in Hollywood biopics

    Leonardo Di Caprio's performance as Howard Hughes in the 2004 film The Aviator was well- appreciated and even got him a Golden Glove Award

  • Actors who reveled in Hollywood biopics

    Madonna's act as Evita went down well with the audience as the 1996 film was a hit. Her performance was decent and was much appreciated

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