This table contains the data behind the story 'Straight Outta Compton' Is The Rare Biopic Not About White Dudes.

biopics.csv contains the following variables:

Variable Definition
title Title of the film.
site URL from IMDB.
country Country of origin.
year_released Year of release.
box_office Gross earnings at U.S. box office.
director Director of film.
number_of_subjects The number of subjects featured in the film.
subject The actual name of the featured subject.
type_of_subject The occupation of subject or reason for recognition.
race_known Indicates whether the subject’s race was discernible based on background of self, parent, or grandparent.
subject_race Race of the subject.
person_of_color Dummy variable that indicates person of color.
subject_sex Sex of subject.
lead_actor_actress The actor or actress who played the subject.

Source: IMDb.

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Link rowid title site country ▼ year_release box_office director number_of_subjects subject type_of_subject race_known subject_race person_of_color subject_sex lead_actor_actress
4 1987 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2833074/ Canada 2014 - Ricardo Trogi 1 Ricardo Trogi Other Known White 0 Male Jean-Carl Boucher
120 Casino Jack http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1194417/ Canada 2010 $1.04M George Hickenlooper 1 Jack Abramoff Other Unknown   0 Male Kevin Spacey
214 Frankie & Alice http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1221208/ Canada 2010 $693K Geoffrey Sax 1 Frankie Murdoch Other Known African American 1 Female Halle Berry
275 If You Could See What I Hear http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084117/ Canada 1982 - Eric Till 1 Tom Sullivan Singer Known White 0 Male Marc Singer
295 Jappeloup http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2018079/ Canada 2013 - Christian Duguay 1 Pierre Durand, Jr. Athlete Known White 0 Male Guillaume Canet
341 Louis Cyr http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1657513/ Canada 2013 - Daniel Roby 1 Louis Cyr Athlete Known White 0 Male Antoine Bertrand
370 Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1259014/ Canada 2008 $552K Jean-Fran̤ois Richet 1 Jacques Mesrine Criminal Known White 0 Male Vincent Cassel
371 Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411272/ Canada 2008 $275K Jean-Fran̤ois Richet 1 Jacques Mesrine Criminal Known White 0 Male Vincent Cassel
535 The Bang Bang Club http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1173687/ Canada 2010 - Steven Silver 4 Greg Marinovich Media Unknown   0 Male  
536 The Bang Bang Club http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1173687/ Canada 2010 - Steven Silver 4 JoÌ£o Silva Media Known White 0 Male  
537 The Bang Bang Club http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1173687/ Canada 2010 - Steven Silver 4 Ken Oosterbroek Media Unknown   0 Male  
538 The Bang Bang Club http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1173687/ Canada 2010 - Steven Silver 4 Kevin Carter Media Known White 0 Male Taylor Kitsch
547 The Boy in Blue http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090769/ Canada 1986 $275K Charles Jarrott 1 Ned Hanlan Athlete Known White 0 Male Nicolas Cage
577 The Gaul http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0199481/ Canada 2001 - Jacques Dorfmann 1 Vercingetorix Historical Known White 0 Male Christopher Lambert
588 The Grey Fox http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085622/ Canada 1982 - Phillip Borsos 1 Bill Miner Other Unknown   0 Male Richard Farnsworth
658 The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460505/ Canada 2005 - Charles BinamÌÄå© 1 Maurice "The Rocket" Richard Athlete Known White 0 Male Roy Dupuis
699 Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108328/ Canada 1993 $1.57M Fran̤ois Girard 1 Glenn Gould Musician Known White 0 Male Colm Feore
746 Winnie Mandela http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1551641/ Canada 2011 - Darrell Roodt 1 Winnie Mandela Government Known African 1 Female Jennifer Hudson
13 A Dangerous Method http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1571222/ Canada/UK 2011 $5.7M David Cronenberg 3 Carl Gustav Jung Academic Known White 0 Male Michael Fassbender
14 A Dangerous Method http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1571222/ Canada/UK 2011 $5.7M David Cronenberg 3 Sigmund Freud Academic Known White 0 Male Viggo Mortensen
15 A Dangerous Method http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1571222/ Canada/UK 2011 $5.7M David Cronenberg 3 Sabina Spielrein Academic Known White 0 Female Keira Knightley
66 Behind the Lines http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120001/ Canada/UK 1997 $19.3K Gillies MacKinnon 1 Siegfried Loraine Sassoon Military Known Multi racial 0 Male James Wilby
240 Grey Owl http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128239/ Canada/UK 1999 $315K Richard Attenborough 1 Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney) Other Known Multi racial 1 Male Pierce Brosnan
326 La Vie en Rose http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450188/ Canada/UK 2007 $10.3M Olivier Dahan 1 Ìädith Piaf. Singer Known White 0 Female Marion Cotillard
369 Mesmer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110496/ Canada/UK 1994 - Roger Spottiswoode 1 Franz Anton Mesmer Medicine Known White 0 Male Alan Rickman
405 Nightwatching http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446750/ Canada/UK 2007 - Peter Greenaway 1 Rembrandt Artist Known White 0 Male Martin Freeman
411 Nowhere Boy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1266029/ Canada/UK 2009 $1.45M Sam Taylor-Johnson 1 John Lennon Musician Known White 0 Male Aaron Taylor-Johnson
501 Stander http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0326208/ Canada/UK 2003 $19.1K Bronwen Hughes 1 Andre Stander Other Known White 0 Male Thomas Jane
684 The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377992/ Canada/UK 2003 $4.07M Philip Saville 1 Jesus Historical Known Middle Eastern (White) 0 Male Henry Ian Cusick
709 To Walk with Lions http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0132563/ Canada/UK 1999 - Carl Schultz 2 George Adamson Other Unknown   0 Male Richard Harris
710 To Walk with Lions http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0132563/ Canada/UK 1999 - Carl Schultz 2 Tony Fitzjohn Other Unknown   0 Male John Michie
1 10 Rillington Place http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066730/ UK 1971 - Richard Fleischer 1 John Christie Criminal Unknown   0 Male Richard Attenborough
7 24 Hour Party People http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274309/ UK 2002 $1.13M Michael Winterbottom 1 Tony Wilson Musician Known White 0 Male Steve Coogan
18 A Man for All Seasons http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060665/ UK 1966 - Fred Zinnemann 1 Thomas More Historical Known White 0 Male Paul Scofield
43 An Angel at My Table http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099040/ UK 1990 $1.1M Jane Campion 1 Janet Frame Author Known White 0 Female Kerry Fox
48 Another Country http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086904/ UK 1984 - Marek Kanievska 1 Guy Burgess Military Unknown   0 Male Rupert Everett
53 Baader http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0309320/ UK 2002 - Christopher Roth 1 Andreas Baader Military Known White 0 Male Frank Giering
54 Backbeat http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106339/ UK 1994 $2.39M Iain Softley 2 John Lennon Musician Known White 0 Male Ian Hart
55 Backbeat http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106339/ UK 1994 $2.39M Iain Softley 2 Stuart Sutcliffe Musician Known White 0 Male Stephen Dorff
56 Bandit Queen http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109206/ UK 1994 $400K Shekhar Kapur 1 Phoolan Devi Criminal Known Indian 1 Female Seema Biswas
59 Bathory: Countess of Blood http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0469640/ UK 2008 - Juraj Jakubisko 1 Elizabeth Bathory Criminal Known White 0 Female Anna Friel
64 Becoming Jane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416508/ UK 2007 $18.7M Julian Jarrold 1 Jane Austen Author Known White 0 Female Anne Hathaway
69 Best http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181311/ UK 2000 - Mary McGuckian 1 George Best Athlete Known White 0 Male John Lynch
80 Blue http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106438/ UK 1993 $1.72M Derek Jarman 1 Derek Jarman Other Unknown   0 Male Derek Jarman
92 Bright Star http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810784/ UK 2009 $4.44M Jane Campion 2 John Keats Author (poet) Known White 0 Male Ben Whishaw
93 Bright Star http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810784/ UK 2009 $4.44M Jane Campion 2 Fanny Brawne Other Unknown   0 Female Abbie Cornish
94 Bronson http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172570/ UK 2008 $105K Nicolas Winding Refn 1 Charles Bronson Criminal Unknown   0 Male Tom Hardy
95 Brother Sun, Sister Moon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069824/ UK 1972 - Franco Zeffirelli 1 St. Francis of Assisi Historical Known White 0 Male Graham Faulkner
100 Buster http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094819/ UK 1988 $540K David Green 1 Buster Edwards Criminal Unknown   0 Male Phil Collins
106 Caesar and Cleopatra http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038390/ UK 1945 - Gabriel Pascal 2 Julius Caesar Historical Known White 0 Male Claude Rains
107 Caesar and Cleopatra http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038390/ UK 1945 - Gabriel Pascal 2 Cleopatra Historical Known Middle Eastern 1 Female Vivien Leigh
108 Callas Forever http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274407/ UK 2002 $446K Franco Zeffirelli 1 Maria Callas Singer Known Mediterranean 0 Female Fanny Ardant
114 Caravaggio http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090798/ UK 1986 $3.15K Derek Jarman 1 Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio Artist Known White 0 Male Multiple
116 Carrington http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112637/ UK 1995 $3.24M Christopher Hampton 2 Lytton Strachey Author Known White 0 Male Jonathan Pryce
117 Carrington http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112637/ UK 1995 $3.24M Christopher Hampton 2 Dora Carrington Artist Known White 0 Female Emma Thompson
118 Carve Her Name with Pride http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051454/ UK 1958 - Lewis Gilbert 1 Violette Bushell Szabo Military Known White 0 Female Virginia McKenna
121 Cass http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0954981/ UK 2008 - Jon S. Baird 1 Cass Pennant Other Known Caribbean 1 Male Nonso Anozie
148 Creation http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974014/ UK 2009 $341K Jon Amiel 1 Charles Darwin Academic Unknown   0 Male Paul Bettany
149 Cromwell http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065593/ UK 1970 - Ken Hughes 1 Oliver Cromwell Historical Known White 0 Male Richard Harris
152 Cry Freedom http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092804/ UK 1987 $5.9M Richard Attenborough 1 Steve Biko Activist Known African 1 Male Denzel Washington
156 Dance with a Stranger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088987/ UK 1985 $138K Mike Newell 1 Ruth Ellis Criminal Unknown   0 Female Miranda Richardson
161 Desert Dancer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2403393/ UK 2014 $144K Richard Raymond 1 Afshin Ghaffarian Artist Known Middle Eastern 1 Male Reece Ritchie
162 Desert Flower http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1054580/ UK 2009 $44.3K Sherry Hormann 1 Waris Dirie Activist Known African 1 Female Soraya Omar-Scego (young) and Liya Kebede (older)
171 Diana http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1758595/ UK 2013 $332K Oliver Hirschbiegel 1 Princess Diana Other Known White 0 Female Naomi Watts
181 Dreamchild http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089052/ UK 1985 - Gavin Millar 1 Alice Liddell Hargreaves Other Unknown   0 Female Coral Browne
185 Eichmann http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0901481/ UK 2007 - Robert Young 1 Adolf Eichmann Military Known White 0 Male Thomas Kretschmann
197 Exodus: Gods and Kings http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1528100/ UK 2014 $65M Ridley Scott 1 Moses Historical Known Middle Eastern (White) 0 Male Christian Bale
221 Gandhi http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083987/ UK 1982 - Richard Attenborough 1 Mahatma Gandhi Activist Known Indian 1 Male Ben Kingsley
226 Girl with a Pearl Earring http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335119/ UK 2003 $11.6M Peter Webber 1 Johannes Vermeer Artist Known White 0 Male Colin Firth
230 Goltzius and the Pelican Company http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1851006/ UK 2012 - Peter Greenaway 1 Hendrik Goltzius Artist Known White 0 Male Ramsey Nasr
232 Good Vibrations http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1920945/ UK 2012 - Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn 1 Terri Hooley Musician Unknown   0 Male Richard Dormer
251 Henry V http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036910/ UK 1944 - Laurence Olivier 1 Henry V of England Historical Known White 0 Male Laurence Olivier
252 Henry V http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097499/ UK 1989 $10.2M Kenneth Branagh 1 Henry V of England Historical Known White 0 Male Kenneth Branagh
254 Hilary and Jackie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0150915/ UK 1998 $4.87M Anand Tucker 2 Jacqueline du Pr̩ Musician Known White 0 Female Emily Watson
255 Hilary and Jackie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0150915/ UK 1998 $4.87M Anand Tucker 2 Hilary du Pr̩-Finzi Musician Known White 0 Female Rachel Griffiths
259 Hitler: A Film from Germany http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076147/ UK 1977 - Hans-JÌ_rgen Syberberg 1 Adolf Hitler Military Known White 0 Male Heinz Schubert
260 Hitler: The Last Ten Days http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070184/ UK 1973 - Ennio De Concini 1 Adolf Hitler Military Known White 0 Male Alec Guinness
265 Hunger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986233/ UK 2008 $154K Steve McQueen 1 Bobby Sands Activist Known White 0 Male Michael Fassbender
266 Hyde Park on Hudson http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1477855/ UK 2012 $6.37M Roger Michell 2 Franklin Delano Roosevelt World leader Known White 0 Male Bill Murray
267 Hyde Park on Hudson http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1477855/ UK 2012 $6.37M Roger Michell 2 Margaret Suckley Other Unknown   0 Female Laura Linney
277 Impromptu http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102103/ UK 1991 $4.08M James Lapine 2 Fr̩d̩ric Fran̤ois Chopin Musician Known White 0 Male Hugh Grant
278 Impromptu http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102103/ UK 1991 $4.08M James Lapine 2 George Sand / Aurore Other Known White 0 Female Judy Davis
290 Isadora http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063141/ UK 1968 - Karel Reisz 1 Isadora Duncan Artist Unknown   0 Female Vanessa Redgrave
296 Jean Charles http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0989007/ UK 2009 - Henrique Goldman 1 Jean Charles de Menezes Other Known White 0 Male Selton Mello
305 Jinnah http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183306/ UK 1998 - Jamil Dehlavi 1 Mohammad Ali Jinnah Other Known Middle Eastern 1 Male Christopher Lee
321 Klimt http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417871/ UK 2006 - Raoul Ruiz 1 Gustav Klimt Artist Known White 0 Male John Malkovich
323 Korczak http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099949/ UK 1990 - Andrzej Wajda 1 Janusz Korczak Other Known White 0 Male Wojciech Pszoniak
327 Lady Jane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091374/ UK 1986 $278K Trevor Nunn 1 Lady Jane Grey Historical Unknown   0 Female Helena Bonham Carter
330 Lawrence of Arabia http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056172/ UK 1962 $342K David Lean 1 Thomas Edward Lawrence Military Known White 0 Male Peter O'Toole
335 Lisztomania http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073298/ UK 1975 - Ken Russell 1 Franz Liszt Musician Known White 0 Male Roger Daltrey
336 Little Ashes http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104083/ UK 2008 $480K Paul Morrison 1 Salvador DalÌ_ Artist Known Multi racial 1 Male Robert Pattinson
356 Mahler http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071797/ UK 1974 - Ken Russell 2 Gustav Mahler Musician Known White 0 Male Robert Powell
357 Mahler http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071797/ UK 1974 - Ken Russell 2 Alma Mahler Other Unknown   0 Female Georgina Hale
361 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2304771/ UK 2013 $8.32M Justin Chadwick 1 Nelson Mandela World leader Known African 1 Male Idris Elba
365 Mary, Queen of Scots http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067402/ UK 1971 - Charles Jarrott 1 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots Historical Known White 0 Female Vanessa Redgrave
367 Meetings with Remarkable Men http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079542/ UK 1979 - Peter Brook 1 G.I. Gurdjieff Other Known White 0 Male Dragan Maksimovic
381 Modigliani http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367188/ UK 2004 $195K Mick Davis 1 Amedeo Modigliani Artist Known White 0 Male Andy Garcia
384 Monsieur N. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308595/ UK 2003 $16.8K Antoine de Caunes 1 Napoleon Bonaparte Historical Known White 0 Male Philippe Torreton
386 Moulin Rouge http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044926/ UK 1952 - John Huston 1 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Artist Unknown   0 Male JosÌ© Ferrer
387 Mr. Nice http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1183911/ UK 2010 - Bernard Rose 1 Howard Marks Criminal Unknown   0 Male Rhys Ifans

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CREATE TABLE "biopics/biopics" (
"title" TEXT,
  "site" TEXT,
  "country" TEXT,
  "year_release" INTEGER,
  "box_office" TEXT,
  "director" TEXT,
  "number_of_subjects" INTEGER,
  "subject" TEXT,
  "type_of_subject" TEXT,
  "race_known" TEXT,
  "subject_race" TEXT,
  "person_of_color" INTEGER,
  "subject_sex" TEXT,
  "lead_actor_actress" TEXT
);