Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix And The Best Music Biopics Ever

May 8th, 2012 3:03pm EDT

Andre 3000 According to the Irish Film and Television Network, Andre 3000 is headed to Ireland to begin production on the Jimi Hendrix biography film All Is by My Side. Where will it stack up among these great music biopics?

The Jacksons: An American Dream followed the Jackson 5 (with a focus on Michael) as the group dealt with their fast rise to fame and Michael's solo career. The two-part miniseries was seen by almost 40 million households in 1992.

Ray, the biography of Ray Charles, earned Jamie Foxx a deserved Academy Award for Best Actor in 2004. Sadly, Charles died months before the premiere of the film.

Angela Basset and Laurence Fishburne were nominated for Academy Awards for their roles in What's Love Got to do with it? as Tina Turner and Ike Turner, respectively.

The film adaptation of stage play Amadeus won 8 Academy Awards. In an art-imitates-life moment, the actors who played the rivals Mozart and Salieri faced one another for Best Actor - as both were nominated! F. Murray Abraham, who played Salieri, took the award.

Geoffrey Rush won an Academy Award for his lead role in Shine, which follows the life of David Helfgott, a pianist with schizoaffective disorder.

Sure, Spinal Tap isn't a "real" band, but This Is Spinal Tap is a brilliant satire of the pretentiousness often found in musicians and the documentaries following them.

Other notable biopics: Walk the Line (and its satire Walk Hard), The Doors, Sid & Nancy, 8 Mile.

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