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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Suggested facets: country, number_of_subjects, type_of_subject, race_known, subject_race, person_of_color, subject_sex

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
2 12 Years a Slave http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024544/ US/UK 2013 $56.7M Steve McQueen 1 Solomon Northup Other Known African American 1 Male Chiwetel Ejiofor
4 1987 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2833074/ Canada 2014 - Ricardo Trogi 1 Ricardo Trogi Other Known White 0 Male Jean-Carl Boucher
6 21 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478087/ US 2008 $81.2M Robert Luketic 1 Jeff Ma Other Known Asian American 1 Male Jim Sturgess
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
8 42 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453562/ US 2013 $95M Brian Helgeland 1 Jackie Robinson Athlete Known African American 1 Male Chadwick Boseman
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
17 A Man Called Peter http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048337/ US 1955 - Henry Koster 1 Peter Marshall Other Known White 0 Male Richard Todd
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
19 A Matador's Mistress http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491046/ US/UK 2008 - Menno Meyjes 2 Lupe Sino Actress Known Hispanic (White) 0 Female Pen̩lope Cruz
20 A Matador's Mistress http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491046/ US/UK 2008 - Menno Meyjes 2 Manuel RodrÌ_guez SÌÁnchez Athlete Known Hispanic (White) 0 Male Adrien Brody
21 A Mighty Heart http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0829459/ US/UK 2007 $9.17M Michael Winterbottom 2 Daniel Pearl Journalist Known White 0 Male Dan Futterman
22 A Mighty Heart http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0829459/ US/UK 2007 $9.17M Michael Winterbottom 2 Mariane Pearl Journalist Known Multi racial 1 Female Angelina Jolie
23 A Song to Remember http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038104/ US 1945 - Charles Vidor 1 Frederic Chopin Musician Known White 0 Male Cornel Wilde
24 Abe Lincoln in Illinois http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032181/ US 1940 - John Cromwell 1 Abraham Lincoln World leader Known White 0 Male Raymond Massey
26 Abraham Lincoln http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020620/ US 1930 - D.W. Griffith 1 Abraham Lincoln World leader Known White 0 Male Walter Huston
28 Al Capone http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052543/ US 1959 - Richard Wilson 1 Al Capone Criminal Known White 0 Male Rod Steiger
29 Alexander http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0346491/ US/UK 2004 $34.3M Oliver Stone 1 Alexander the Great Historical Known White 0 Male Colin Farrell
30 Alexander the Great http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048937/ US 1956 - Robert Rossen 1 Alexander the Great Historical Known White 0 Male Richard Burton
31 Ali http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0248667/ US 2001 $58.2M Michael Mann 1 Muhammad Ali Athlete Known African American 1 Male Will Smith
33 Amadeus http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086879/ US 1984 $366K Milos Forman 2 Antonio Salieri Musician Known White 0 Male F. Murray Abraham
34 Amadeus http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086879/ US 1984 $366K Milos Forman 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Musician Known White 0 Male Tom Hulce
35 Amazing Grace http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454776/ US/UK 2006 $21.2M Michael Apted 1 William Wilberforce Other Known White 0 Male Ioan Gruffudd
36 Amelia http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129445/ US/Canada 2009 $14.2M Mira Nair 1 Amelia Earhart Other Known White 0 Female Hilary Swank
37 American Gangster http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765429/ US/UK 2007 $130M Ridley Scott 1 Frank Lucas Criminal Known African American 1 Male Denzel Washington
38 American Me http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103671/ US 1992 $13.1M Edward James Olmos 1 Rodolfo Cadena Criminal Known Hispanic (Latino) 1 Male Edward James Olmos
40 American Splendor http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0305206/ US 2003 $6M Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini 1 Harvey Pekar Comedian Known White 0 Male Paul Giamatti
41 An American Crime http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0802948/ US 2007 - Tommy O'Haver 2 Gertrude Baniszewski Criminal Known White 0 Female Catherine Keener
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
44 Anastasia http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048947/ US 1956 - Anatole Litvak 1 Anna Anderson / Anastasia Other Known White 0 Female Ingrid Bergman
45 Anna and the King of Siam http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038303/ US 1946 - John Cromwell 1 Anna Leonowens Other Known Multi racial 0 Female Irene Dunne
46 Annie Get Your Gun http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042200/ US 1950 $8M George Sidney 1 Annie Oakley Athlete Known White 0 Female Betty Hutton
47 Annie Oakley http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026073/ US 1935 - George Stevens 1 Annie Oakley Athlete Known White 0 Female Barbara Stanwyck
49 Antwone Fisher http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168786/ US 2002 $21.1M Denzel Washington 1 Antwone Fisher Military Known African American 1 Male Derek Luke
50 Auto Focus http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298744/ US 2002 $2.06M Paul Schrader 1 Robert Edward "Bob" Crane Actor Known White 0 Male Greg Kinnear
51 Awakenings http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099077/ US 1990 $52.1M Penny Marshall 1 Oliver Sacks Medicine Known White 0 Male Robin Williams
52 Baadasssss! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367790/ US 2003 $365K Mario Van Peebles 1 Melvin Van Peebles Actor Known African American 1 Male Mario Van Peebles
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
57 Barabbas http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055774/ US 1961 - Richard Fleischer 1 Barabbas Historical Known White 0 Male Anthony Quinn
58 Basquiat http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115632/ US 1996 $2.96M Julian Schnabel 1 Jean-Michel Basquiat Artist Known Multi racial 1 Male Jeffrey Wright
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
61 Beau Brummell http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046759/ US 1954 - Curtis Bernhardt 1 George Brummell Other Known White 0 Male Stewart Granger
62 Becket http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057877/ US/UK 1964 - Peter Glenville 2 King Henry II Historical Known White 0 Male Peter O'Toole
63 Becket http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057877/ US/UK 1964 - Peter Glenville 2 Thomas Becket Historical Known White 0 Male  
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
65 Before Night Falls http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247196/ US 2000 $4.22M Julian Schnabel 1 Reinaldo Arenas Activist Known Hispanic (Latin American) 1 Male Javier Bardem
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
67 Bernard and Doris http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470732/ US 2006 - Bob Balaban 2 Bernard Lafferty Other Known White 0 Male Ralph Fiennes
68 Bernard and Doris http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470732/ US/UK 2006 - Bob Balaban 2 Doris Duke Other Known White 0 Female Susan Sarandon
69 Best http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181311/ UK 2000 - Mary McGuckian 1 George Best Athlete Known White 0 Male John Lynch
71 Beyond the Sea http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363473/ US/UK 2004 $6.14M Kevin Spacey 1 Bobby Darin Musician Known White 0 Male Kevin Spacey
72 Big Eyes http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1126590/ US/Canada 2014 $14.5M Tim Burton 1 Margaret Keane Artist Known White 0 Female Amy Adams
73 Billy the Kid http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033389/ US 1941 - David Miller 1 Henry McCarty (Billy the Kid) Criminal Known White 0 Male Robert Taylor
74 Bird http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094747/ US 1988 $2.18M Clint Eastwood 1 Charlie "Bird" Parker Musician Known Multi racial 1 Male Forest Whitaker
76 Blaze http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096943/ US 1989 $19.1M Ron Shelton 1 Earl Long Politician Known White 0 Male Paul Newman
79 Blow http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0221027/ US 2001 $52.9M Ted Demme 1 George Jung Criminal Known White 0 Male Johnny Depp
81 Blue Caprice http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2027064/ US 2013 $86.7K Alexandre Moors 1 John Allen Muhammad Criminal Known African American 1 Male Isaiah Washington
86 Bound for Glory http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074235/ US 1976 - Hal Ashby 1 Woody Guthrie Singer Known White 0 Male David Carradine
88 Boys Town http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029942/ US 1938 - Norman Taurog 1 Father Edward Flanagan Other Known White 0 Male Spencer Tracy
89 Braveheart http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112573/ US 1995 $75.6M Mel Gibson 1 William Wallace Military Known White 0 Male Mel Gibson
90 Breach http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401997/ US 2007 $33M Billy Ray 1 Robert Hanssen Criminal Known White 0 Male Chris Cooper
91 Brigham Young http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032281/ US 1940 - Henry Hathaway 1 Brigham Young Other Known White 0 Male Dean Jagger
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
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
97 Buffalo Bill http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036677/ US 1944 - William A. Wellman 1 William Cody Other Known White 0 Male Joel McCrea
98 Bugsy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101516/ US 1991 $49.1M Barry Levinson 1 Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel Criminal Known White 0 Male Warren Beatty
101 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064115/ US 1969 $102M George Roy Hill 2 Butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker) Criminal Known White 0 Male Paul Newman
102 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064115/ US 1969 $102M George Roy Hill 2 Harry Longabaugh Criminal Known White 0 Male Robert Redford
103 Cadillac Records http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1042877/ US 2008 $8.13M Darnell Martin 3 Etta James Singer Known African American 1 Female Beyonc̩ Knowles
104 Cadillac Records http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1042877/ US 2008 $8.13M Darnell Martin 3 Muddy Water Musician Known African American 1 Male Jeffrey Wright
105 Cadillac Records http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1042877/ US 2008 $8.13M Darnell Martin 3 Leonard Chess Musician Known White 0 Male Adrien Brody
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
110 Capone http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072761/ US 1975 - Steve Carver 1 Al Capone Criminal Known White 0 Male Ben Gazzara
112 Captain Kidd http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037576/ US 1945 - Rowland V. Lee 1 William Kidd Historical Known White 0 Male Charles Laughton
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
122 Catch a Fire http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437232/ US/UK 2006 $4.29M Phillip Noyce 1 Patrick Chamusso Activist Known African 1 Male Derek Luke
124 Cesar Chavez http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1621046/ US 2014 $5.55M Diego Luna 1 Cesar Chavez Activist Known Hispanic (Latino) 1 Male Michael Pe̱a
125 Chaplin http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103939/ US 1992 $9.49M Richard Attenborough 1 Charles Spencer Chaplin Comedian Known White 0 Male Robert Downey Jr.
129 Che: Part One http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0892255/ US 2008 $1.73M Steven Soderbergh 1 Che Guevara Activist Known Hispanic (Latin American) 0 Male Benicio Del Toro
130 Che: Part Two http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374569/ US 2008 - Steven Soderbergh 1 Che Guevara Activist Known Hispanic (Latin American) 0 Male DemiÌÁn Bichir
131 Che! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064158/ US 1969 $2M Richard Fleischer 1 Che Guevara Activist Known Hispanic (Latin American) 0 Male Omar Sharif
133 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103962/ US/UK 1992 $8.25M John Glen 1 Christopher Columbus Other Known White 0 Male Georges Corraface
134 Ciao Manhattan http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068379/ US 1972 - John Palmer, David Weisman 1 Edie Sedgwick Actress Known White 0 Female Edie Sedgwick
135 Cinderella Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0352248/ US 2005 $61.6M Ron Howard 1 James Braddock Athlete Known White 0 Male Russell Crowe
136 Cleopatra http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024991/ US 1934 - Cecil B. DeMille 1 Cleopatra Historical Known Middle Eastern 1 Female Claudette Colbert
137 Cleopatra http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056937/ US/UK 1963 $57.8M Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1 Cleopatra Historical Known Middle Eastern 1 Female Elizabeth Taylor
138 Coal Miner's Daughter http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080549/ US 1980 $79.9M Michael Apted 1 Loretta Lynn Singer Known Multi racial 1 Female Sissy Spacek
139 Cobb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109450/ US 1994 $1.01M Ron Shelton 1 Ty Cobb Athlete Known White 0 Male Tommy Lee Jones
141 Compulsion http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052700/ US 1959 - Richard Fleischer 2 Nathan Leopold Jr. Criminal Known White 0 Male Dean Stockwell/Bradford Dillman
142 Compulsion http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052700/ US 1959 - Richard Fleischer 2 Richard Loeb Criminal Known White 0 Male Dean Stockwell/Bradford Dillman

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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
);