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Famous Painters in Film
Posted by TK on 12/27/2007 10:50:58 AM (ET)
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SURVIVING PICASSO (1996, James Ivory). Anthony Hopkins plays Pablo Picasso. Other onscreen artists: Joss Ackland as Henri Matisse.

FRIDA (2002, Julie Taymor). Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo. Other onscreen artists: Alfred Molina as Diego Rivera, Ashley Judd as Tina Modotti, Antonio Banderas as David Alfaro Siqueiros, Omar Rodriguez as Andre Breton.

FRIDA - NATURALEZA VIVA (1988, Paul Leduc) - This Mexican biopic has Ofelia Medina in the title role of Frida and Juan Jose Gurrola as Diego Rivera.

LUST FOR LIFE (1956, Vincente Minelli). Kirk Douglas plays Vincent Van Gogh. Other onscreen artists: Anthony Quinn as Paul Gauguin, David Leonard as Camille Pissarro, Jerry Bergen as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. There have been over a dozen depictions of Van Gogh in the movies; the most notable other example is Tim Roth in Robert Altman's Vincent & Theo.

THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (1965, Carol Reed) - Charlton Heston as Michelangelo.

POLLOCK (2000, Ed Harris) - Ed Harris plays Jackson Pollock. Other onscreen artists: Marcia Gay Harden as Lee Krasner, Val Kilmer as Willem DeKooning, Stephanie Seymour as Helen Frankenthaler, Tom McGuinness as Franz Kline.

BASQUIAT (1996, Julian Schnabel) - Jeffrey Wright plays Jean Michel Basquiat. Other onscreen artists: David Bowie as Andy Warhol. This is the one film about a famous painter actually directed by a famous painter.

MOULIN ROUGE (1952, John Huston) - Jose Ferrer plays Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Other onscreen artists: Christopher Lee as Georges Seurat. No relation to Baz Luhrman’s 2001 musical.

THE WOLF AT THE DOOR (1986, Henning Carlsen) - Donald Sutherland plays Paul Gauguin. Other onscreen artists: Yves Barsacq as Edgar Degas. Sutherland's son Kiefer is billed to star as Gauguin in an upcoming film called Paradise Found.

MODIGLIANI (2004, Mick Davis) - Andy Garcia as Amedeo Modigliani.

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING (2003, Peter Webber) – Colin Firth as Johannes Vermeer.

REMBRANDT (1936, Alexander Korda) - Charles Laughton as Rembrandt.

GOYA EN BURDEOS (1999, Carlos Saura) - Francisco Goya´s last days played by Francisco Rabal.

I SHOT ANDY WARHOL (1996, Mary Harron) – Andy Warhol is played by Jared Harris. It focuses on a very special episode in the life of the artist.

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