Top Biography Films of 2011

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  1. Soul Surfer

    Soul Surfer (2011)

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    Soul Surfer is a 2011 American biopic drama film directed by Sean McNamara. It is a film adaptation of the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton about her life as a surfer after a horrific shark attack and her recovery. The film stars AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, and Lorraine Nicholson with Carrie Underwood, Kevin Sorbo, Sonya Balmores, Branscombe Richmond, and Craig T. Nelson.


  2. Kill the Irishman

    Kill the Irishman (2011)

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    Kill the Irishman is a crime drama film directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Christopher Walken and Val Kilmer. The film is based on the story of Irish American mobster Danny Greene, and is adapted from the book To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia (1998) by Rick Porrello.


  3. Moneyball

    Moneyball (2011)

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    Moneyball is an American 2011 biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller from a screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. The film is based on Michael Lewis's 2003 nonfiction book of the same name, an account of the Oakland Athletics baseball team's 2002 season and their general manager Billy Beane's attempts to assemble a competitive team.


  4. J. Edgar

    J. Edgar (2011)

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    J. Edgar is a 2011 American biographical drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood. Written by Dustin Lance Black, the film focuses on the career of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover from the Palmer Raids onwards.


  5. The Devil's Double

    The Devil's Double (2011)

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    The Devil's Double is a 2011 allegedly biographical film directed by Lee Tamahori and starring Dominic Cooper in the dual role of Uday Hussein and Latif Yahia. It was released on January 22, 2011 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was released in limited theaters on July 29, 2011 by Lionsgate and Herrick Entertainment. Latif Yahia's story behind the events depicted in the film has been questioned and there appears to be no proof that he had been Hussein's double or even that he had had any connection to Uday Hussein or the highest levels of Saddam Hussein's regime.


  6. Crime After Crime

    Crime After Crime (2011)

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    Crime After Crime (2011) is a documentary film directed by Yoav Potash about the case of Deborah Peagler, an incarcerated victim of domestic violence whose case was taken up by pro bono attorneys through The California Habeas Project.


  7. Free Man

    Free Man (2011)

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    Free Man (Turkish: Hür Adam: Bediüzzaman Said Nursi) is a 2011 Turkish biographical film, co-written, produced and directed by Mehmet Tanrısever, starring Mürşit Ağa Bağ as controversial Muslim scholar Said Nursî. The film, which opened on January 7, 2011 (2011-01-07) at number 2 in the Turkish box office, had a gala premiere on January 4, 2011 (2011-01-04) at the Türker İnanoğlu Maslak (TİM) Show Center in Istanbul.


  8. The Lady

    The Lady (2011)

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    The Lady is a French-English co-production directed by Luc Besson, starring Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi and David Thewlis as her late husband Michael Aris. Michelle Yeoh called the film "a labour of love" but also confessed it had felt intimidating for her to play the Nobel laureate.


  9. The Iron Lady

    The Iron Lady (2011)

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    The Iron Lady is a 2011 British biographical film based on the life of Margaret Thatcher (1925–2013), the longest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of the 20th century. The film was directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Thatcher is portrayed primarily by Meryl Streep, and, in her formative and early political years, by Alexandra Roach. Thatcher's husband, Denis Thatcher, is portrayed by Jim Broadbent, and by Harry Lloyd as the younger Denis. Thatcher's longest-serving cabinet member and eventual deputy, Geoffrey Howe, is portrayed by Anthony Head.


  10. American: The Bill Hicks Story

    American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

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    American: The Bill Hicks Story is a 2009 biographical documentary film on the life of comedian Bill Hicks. The film was produced by Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas, and features archival footage and interviews with family and friends, including Kevin Booth.


  11. Reagan

    Reagan (2011)

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    Reagan is a 2011 film, written & directed by Eugene Jarecki, covering the presidency of Ronald Reagan.


  12. Wretches & Jabberers

    Wretches & Jabberers (2011)

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    Wretches & Jabberers is a documentary film directed by Gerardine Wurzburg, and produced by Gerardine Wurzburg and Douglas Biklen. The film is about two autistic men who embark on a global journey, helping other autistic people to break through their isolation. The film opened theatrically on July 30, 2010 in New York and California.


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