Great People Watching
Famous or obscure, people are interesting. And sometimes their life stories are better than anything Hollywood can dream up — even when they seem like something you could only find in a movie. Maybe that’s what’s behind the steady string of biopics the movie industry has been producing over the years. And more are on the way, including films about Bob Dylan and Weird Al Yankovich. But it's the 1980 biopic of Loretta Lynn that's being recalled, following news of the country music star's death at age 90. The film, starring Sissy Spacek in the lead roll, is among some of the people-based pictures that have wowed Oscar voters.