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1980, Universal, 125 min, USA, Dir: Michael Apted

Sissy Spacek turns in an Oscar-winning performance as Loretta Lynn, who rises from poverty to become one of the most popular country singers of all time. The Band’s Levon Helm makes his film acting debut as father to Lynn and her seven siblings, and Tommy Lee Jones excels as Lynn's troubled manager and husband, who drives his wife to success but has a hard time dealing with the end result.

1974, MGM/Park Circus, 111 min, USA, Dir: Bob Fosse

Dustin Hoffman plays legendary stand-up comic Lenny Bruce in director Bob Fosse's ambitious biopic. Fosse, aided by Bruce Surtees' gorgeous black-and-white camerawork, provides an impressionistic portrait of a comedian as troubled as he was brilliant and controversial, with standout performances by Hoffman and Valerie Perrine as Lenny's wife, Honey Harlowe.

1980, Paramount, 97 min, USA, Dir: Buzz Kulik

Steve McQueen plays bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson in this action-packed bio-pic, the actor's final film. With Eli Wallach and Ben Johnson.

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