Favorite Performance in BIOPIC movies

  • Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin (Chaplin 1992)
  • Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash (Walk The Line, 2005)
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote (Capote, 2005)
  • Meryl Streep as Julia Child (Julie & Julia, 2009)
  • Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo (Frida, 2002)
  • Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl (A Mighty Heart, 2007)
  • Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network, 2010)
  • Will Smith as Muhammad Ali (Ali, 2001)
  • Colin Firth as King George VI (The King’s Speech, 2010)
  • Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan (I’m Not There, 2007)

Le Rêve/the Dream by Edouard Detaille, 1888
Young French recruits during Summer drills in Champagne dream about the awesomeness of soldiers from the French Revolution (first republic), the battles of Austerlitz (first empire), Trocadero, Alger (restoration), Magenta, Solferino (second empire), Reichshoffen and Gravelotte (third republic). That’s a lot of people and governments.
This painting fits in the late 19th French feeling of revenge led by the general Boulanger, minister of war, that called for some more German fisticuffs.

Note that the equipment pictured here would receive no major change until WW1.


One year without Philip Seymour Hoffman - Feb. 2