I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!
John Merrick (John Hurt) in the biography The Elephant Man (1980), which tells the story of a heavily disfigured man’s struggle to be accepted into Victorian society. Directed by David Lynch in only his second film, it was nominated for eight Oscars, but was unsuccessful in all of them.
The old adage of truth being stranger than fiction means biographies are scriptworthy goldmines when well-chosen and fully utilised. From the previously unknown, to the famous and to the infamous, they cover all kinds of stories. Will you improve or better your score from Part 1?