Sitting on a throne all day isn’t as easy as it seems and even monarchies are no strangers to drama. From “The Bank Job” to “The Man in the Iron Mask,” Here are 10 juicy movies all about royal scandals and secrets.
THE KINGS SPEECH
In John Ford’s “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” Carleton Young’s newspaperman tells James Stewart’s senator, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” It’s a statement that could be used to define the biopic–cinema’s attempt to capture the essence of the famous, infamous or individuals who got caught up in a moment that defines an age. Here’s list of movies that take different paths in representing pasts recent and distant.
THE KING’S SPEECH, a biopic starring Colin Firth playing the role of King George VI has been nominated for an impressive 12 Oscars. For those that just woke up from a Rip Van Winkle nap and have not heard of this film, the story centers around his relationship with a speech therapist who helps him…