The Best Artist Biopics Films

The Best Artist Biopics

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List Criteria: Vote up the best biographical movies about painters, sculptors, and other types of visual artists.

On this list of the best artist biopics, you’ll find movies detailing the lives of painters, sculptors, visual artists, and a whole host of others spanning the centuries from the Renaissance to the present. Artists live such rich lives, full of volatile emotion and undeniable talent, making them perfect subjects for biographical films.


One of the best artist biopics of all time is
Frida, starring Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo and Alfred Molina as her husband, the artist Diego Rivera. Hayek was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance, and she set the bar high for artist biopics. Also on this list, you will find the exceptional The Agony and the Ecstasy, starring the one and only Charlton Heston as Michelangelo during his painting of the Sistine Chapel.

Other essential artist biopics on the list include
Basquiat, Pollock, and Vincent and Theo, a film about the mercurial Vincent Van Gogh and his loyal but volatile brother Theo. Vote up the best artist biopics below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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    Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Ashley Judd Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Timothy Spall, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville

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    Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter, Christoph Waltz

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    Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Cillian Murphy

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    David Bowie, Courtney Love, Willem Dafoe

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    Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Stephanie Seymour

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    Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, Adrian Brine

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    Sienna Miller, Jimmy Fallon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Harry Andrews

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    Julianne Moore, Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone

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    Jacques Dutronc, Elsa Zylberstein, Bernard Le Coo

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    Yuri Nikulin, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Rolan Bykov

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    Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem, Randy Quaid

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    Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen, Ed Begley

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    John Malkovich, Saffron Burrows, Veronica Ferres

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    Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Serge Larivière

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    Son Ye-jin, Choi Min-sik, Ahn Sung-ki

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    Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Marion Ross

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    Andy Garcia, Eva Herzigová, Peter Capaldi

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    Oviri is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Artist Biopics

    Oviri Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Sofie Gråbøl

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    Susan Troldmyr, Hjordis Ulriksen, Geir Westby Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Lautrec is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Artist Biopics

    Lautrec Elsa Zylberstein, Claude Rich, Anémone

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