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People who played themselves in a biopic

Not counting documentaries, Private Parts (Howard Stern) is the only one that springs to mind. Obviously challenging unless the events portrayed are recent.

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Muhammad Ali played himself in the 1977 biopic THE GREATEST.

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*Audie Murphy - To Hell and Back




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Three more are mentioned here (Bob Mathias, Jackie Robinson, Arlo Guthrie):

http://fusion.net/story/177004/6-celebrities-who-played-themselves-in-their-own-biopics/

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Evel Knievel played himself in "Viva Knievel!" if it can be counted as a biopic.





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First one I thought of - with the same rider (no pun intended)!





"A big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff" The Tenth Doctor explains all.

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Babe Ruth played himself in Pride of the Yankees.



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Going a little further back …

... British sex star Fiona Richmond played herself in a "fictionalised" biopic called Hardcore (1977), which was actually softcore ...

I'm embarrassed that I even know that...

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Ted Lewis in Is Everybody Happy? (1943)

Didn't Shirley Maclaine play herself in a TV movie or mini series based on her autobiography?

Yeah, Out on a Limb

Fanny Brice played herself in The Great Ziegfeld. Wikipedia says Harriet Hoctor did also, whoever she is. I remember the Brice scene.

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Eminem in 8 Mile, which is loosely based on his life.

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Technically it's not a biopic though, it's fictionalized. I think Ice Cube did something similar in Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

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50 Cent

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Yeah thanks, Ice Cube didn't sound right but couldn't think of who it was, should have checked. Haven't seen the movie.

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If it counts, The Jolson Story (1946). All the songs were performed by Jolson, with the actor lip-synching. And he appeared as himself in one scene.

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Coral Browne plays herself in An Englishman Abroad (1983).

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Tom Harmon in Harmon of Michigan.

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Jerry Lawler in man on the moon

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Night and Day, about Cole Porter with Cary Grant playing him, has Monty Woolley and Mary Martin playing themselves. Martin just basically sings "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," which she sang in the Broadway musical it was in. But Woolley has a big supporting role. He was a close, long time friend of Porter.

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Sophia Loren in 'Sophia Loren: Her Own Story' (1980)







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I asked this very same question and had some good responses, but I think it got deleted. I hate when they do that!



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Patty Duke in the TVM "Call Me Anna"

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A keyword search can help. I think some of these may refer to a cameo of the real person playing them selves.

Actor Playing Himself / Biography
http://www.imdb.com/search/keyword?keywords=actor-playing-himself&sort=release_date,asc&mode=detail&page=1&genres=Biography&ref_=kw_ref_gnr

Actress Playing Herself / Biography
http://www.imdb.com/search/keyword?keywords=actress-playing-herself&sort=release_date,asc&mode=detail&page=1&genres=Biography&ref_=kw_ref_gnr


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That list isn't thorough. It includes documentaries and misses some that posters here had. What it picked up that wasn't here are mainly some silents and some foreign films about people most people here never heard of.

The female list is particularly incomplete.

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The Life of General Villa (1914)

Starring Pancho Villa as himself. One of the most sought after lost films.

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Harvey Pekar in American Splendor

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I don't know if it counts, but Eddie Foy Jr. narrates The Seven Little Foys starring Bob Hope as his father. He isn't in the movie itself, but he is narrating it as recollections of his childhood.

He later played his father on a Bob Hope produced television special.

He also played his father in the earlier Yankee Doodle Dandy.

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