Now to say that the Academy loves a biopic movie is a bit of an understatement as the likes of Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Sean Penn, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Forest Whitaker, Marion Cotillard and Sandra Bullock have all won Best Actor or Actress in recent years.
So it is not very surprising that Hollywood keeps on making the bio pic as it is almost a sure fire Oscar certainty.
So we take a look at some of the biopic movies that will be heading to the big screen in 2013.
We may only be in August but there is already some Oscar chatter surrounding a few movies... and Lincoln happens to be one of them.
Should a bio-pic storm the awards season this time around then Lincoln is your best bet as you have Steven Spielberg behind the camera and Daniel Day Lewis in front of it.
The movie will not focus on all of Lincoln's life or presidency instead it will follows the last few months of his life as he fought to end slavery and for victory in the Civil War.
Daniel Day Lewis is set to play Lincoln - could there be a third Best Actor Oscar on the cards here? While Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn and Sally Field are all also set to star.
Lincoln is released 25th January.
A Ron Howard movie hasn't hit the big screen since the mess that was The Dilemma back in 2011 - but next year he is back with Rush.
The movie is Formula 1 bio movie that follows Niki Lauda and his rivalry with James Hunt.
Howard is in the director's chair while Peter Morgan, who penned Hereafter and Frost/Nixon, has written the screenplay.
The movie follows Niki Lauda and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life. Mere weeks after the accident, he got behind the wheel to challenge his rival, James Hunt.
Daniel Bruhl is set to take on the role of Lauda while Chris Hemsworth will take on the role of Hunt.
Rush is one of the bio-movies that I am looking forward to as it promises to be heart-stopping ride.
Anthony Hopkins has many famous men throughout his career including Pablo Picasso and Richard M. Nixon and now he is set to play director Alfred Hitchcock.
The Sacha Gervasi directed movie is based on the novel Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello.
The film is set to be a behind the scenes look at the making of Psycho as well as Hitchcock's relationship with Alma Reville - played by Helen Mirren.
Scarlett Johansson will play Janet Leigh in the movie while Jessica Biel, Toni Collette and Danny Houston are also on the cast list.
Hitchcock is the feature film directorial debut for Sacha Gervasi having made documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil back in 2009.
- The Butler
Lee Daniels' last movie Precious was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar back in 2009 and he will be looking for something similar with his new movie The Butler.
Starring Forest Whitaker in the title role the movie follows a White House butler served eight American Presidents over the course of three decades.
The story of Cecil Gaines was brought to light in a newspaper article written by journalist Wil Haygood which has been adapted by Daniel into a screenplay.
John Cusack will play Richard Nixon, Robin Williams is Dwight Eisenhower, Alan Rickman is Ronald Reagan while James Marsden is set to play John F. Kennedy.
And no year would be complete without a great baseball drama and 42 promises to be that movie.
Brian Helgeland s directing his first movie since The Sin Eater back in 2003 - he has also penned the screenplay.
The film is based on the life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.
Chadwick Boseman will take on the role of Robinson in what will be the biggest film role of his career to date.
Harrison Ford is set to play Branch Rickey while Christopher Meloni, T.R. Knight and Alan Tudyk will all also be on the cast list.
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