biopic

[bahy-oh-pik]
noun
a biographical movie or TV show.

Origin:
1950–55; bio(graphy) + (motion) pic(ture)

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biopic (ˈbaɪəʊˌpɪk)
 
n
informal a film based on the life of a famous person, esp one giving a popular treatment
 
[C20: from bio(graphical) + pic(ture)]

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biopic
1951, from biographical + (moving) picture. Said to have been coined in "Variety."
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The offerings include one soporific clunker, one engaging thrill-ride, and one terrific biopic.
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