Morning 5: Movie biopics about real bands/performers

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, with Gwilym Lee as Brian May in background, in a scene from 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' the biopic about Mercury and his band, Queen. (20th Century Fox)
Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, with Gwilym Lee as Brian May in background, in a scene from 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' the biopic about Mercury and his band, Queen. (20th Century Fox)

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY BILL O’BRIEN AND PUBLISHED BY REPUBLICAN AMERICAN ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” rocked the box office on its debut weekend, making $140 million worldwide. The biopic of Freddie Mercury and Queen had mixed reviews, but fans went anyway, helping Fox recoup its $52 million investment in a film plagued by production controversies (the director was fired).

Here are five previous film biopics about real bands or performers:

The Doors—Val Kilmer was a convincing Jim Morrison in this Oliver Stone biopic from 1991.

Sid and Nancy—From 1986, it tells the story of Sex Pistols founder Sid Vicious, played by future Oscar winner Gary Oldman.

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