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
12 A Beautiful Mind http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268978/ US 2001 $171M Ron Howard 1 John Nash Academic Unknown   0 Male Russell Crowe
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
148 Creation http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974014/ UK 2009 $341K Jon Amiel 1 Charles Darwin Academic Unknown   0 Male Paul Bettany
184 Edison, the Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032432/ US 1940 - Clarence Brown 1 Thomas Edison Academic Known White 0 Male Spencer Tracy
201 Fat Man and Little Boy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097336/ US 1989 $3.56M Roland JoffÌÄå© 2 Robert Oppenheimer Academic Known White 0 Male Dwight Schultz
216 Freud http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055998/ US 1962 - John Huston 1 Sigmund Freud Academic Known White 0 Male Montgomery Clift
234 Gorillas in the Mist http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095243/ US 1988 $24.7M Michael Apted 1 Dian Fossey Academic Unknown   0 Female Sigourney Weaver
283 Infinity http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116635/ US 1996 $146K Matthew Broderick 1 Richard Feynman Academic Unknown   0 Male Matthew Broderick
320 Kinsey http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362269/ US 2004 $10.2M Bill Condon 1 Alfred Kinsey Academic Known White 0 Male Liam Neeson
354 Madame Curie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036126/ US 1943 - Mervyn LeRoy 2 Pierre Curie Academic Known White 0 Male Walter Pidgeon
355 Madame Curie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036126/ US 1943 - Mervyn LeRoy 2 Marie Curie Academic Known White 0 Female Greer Garson
582 The Great Debaters http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427309/ US 2007 $30.2M Denzel Washington 1 Melvin Tolson Academic Known African American 1 Male Denzel Washington
596 The Imitation Game http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2084970/ US/UK 2014 $91.1M Morten Tyldum 1 Alan Turing Academic Known White 0 Male Benedict Cumberbatch
627 The Man Who Saw Tomorrow http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081109/ US 1981 - Robert Guenette 1 Michel de Nostredame Academic Known White 0 Male Richard Butler
668 The Soul Keeper http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0349995/ UK 2002 - Roberto Faenza 2 Carl Gustav Jung Academic Known White 0 Male Iain Glen
669 The Soul Keeper http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0349995/ UK 2002 - Roberto Faenza 2 Sabina Spielrein Academic Known White 0 Female Emilia Fox
672 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031981/ US 1939 - Irving Cummings 1 Alexander Graham Bell Academic Known White 0 Male Don Ameche
673 The Story of Louis Pasteur http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028313/ US 1936 - William Dieterle 1 Louis Pasteur Academic Known White 0 Male Paul Muni
679 The Theory of Everything http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2980516/ UK 2014 $35.9M James Marsh 1 Steven Hawking Academic Known White 0 Male Eddie Redmayne
750 Wittgenstein http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108583/ UK 1993 - Derek Jarman 1 Ludwig Wittgenstein Academic (Philosopher) Known White 0 Male Clancy Chassay
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
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
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
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
155 Dallas Buyers Club http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790636/ US 2013 $27.3M Jean-Marc VallÌÄå©e 1 Ron Woodroof Activist Unknown   0 Male Matthew McConaughey
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)
190 Erin Brockovich http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0195685/ US 2000 $126M Steven Soderbergh 1 Erin Brockovich Activist Unknown   0 Female Julia Roberts
221 Gandhi http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083987/ UK 1982 - Richard Attenborough 1 Mahatma Gandhi Activist Known Indian 1 Male Ben Kingsley
261 Hoffa http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104427/ US 1992 $24.3M Danny DeVito 1 Jimmy Hoffa Activist Known White 0 Male Jack Nicholson
265 Hunger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986233/ UK 2008 $154K Steve McQueen 1 Bobby Sands Activist Known White 0 Male Michael Fassbender
270 I Shot Andy Warhol http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116594/ US/UK 1996 $1.81M Mary Harron 1 Valerie Solanas Activist Known Hispanic (White) 0 Female Lil Taylor
324 Kundun http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119485/ US 1997 $5.53M Martin Scorsese 1 Dalai Lama Activist Known Asian 1 Male Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong
334 Lion of the Desert http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081059/ US 1981 - Moustapha Akkad 1 Omar Mukhtar Activist Known Middle Eastern 1 Male Anthony Quinn
358 Malcolm X http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104797/ US 1992 $48.2M Spike Lee 1 Malcolm X Activist Known African American 1 Male Denzel Washington
372 Michael Collins http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117039/ US/UK 1996 $11M Neil Jordan 1 Michael Collins Activist Known White 0 Male Liam Neeson
374 Milk http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1013753/ US 2008 $31.8M Gus Van Sant 1 Harvey Milk Activist Known White 0 Male Sean Penn
393 Music Within http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0422783/ US 2007 $153K Steven Sawalich 1 Richard Pimentel Activist Known Multi racial 1 Male Ron Livingston
427 Persepolis http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808417/ US 2007 $4.44M Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi 1 Marjane 'Marji' Satrapi Activist Known Middle Eastern 1 Female Chiara Mastroianni
481 Selma http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020072/ US/UK 2014 $52.1M Ava DuVernay 1 Martin Luther King, Jr Activist Known African American 1 Male David Oyelowo
491 Silkwood http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086312/ US 1983 $35.6M Mike Nichols 1 Karen Silkwood Activist Unknown   0 Female Meryl Streep
505 Steal This Movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0161216/ US 2000 $76.1K Robert Greenwald 1 Abbie Hoffman Activist Known White 0 Male Vincent D'Onofrio
520 Talk to Me http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0796368/ US 2007 $4.47M Kasi Lemmons 1 Ralph "Petey" Greene Activist Known African American 1 Male Don Cheadle
531 The Assassination of Trotsky http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068226/ UK 1972 - Joseph Losey 1 Leon Trotsky Activist Known White 0 Male Richard Burton
598 The Insider http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0140352/ US 1999 $29M Michael Mann 1 Jeffrey Wigand Activist Unknown   0 Male Russell Crowe
609 The Lady http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1802197/ UK 2011 - Luc Besson 1 Aung San Suu Kyi Activist Known Asian 1 Female Michelle Yeoh
632 The Motorcycle Diaries http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0318462/ US/UK 2004 $16.8M Walter Salles 1 Che Guevara Activist Known Hispanic (Latin American) 0 Male Gael GarcÌ_a Bernal
641 The People vs. Larry Flynt http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117318/ US 1996 $20.2M Milos Forman 1 Larry Flynt Activist Known White 0 Male Woody Harrelson
729 Viva Zapata! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045296/ US 1952 - Elia Kazan 1 Emiliano Zapata Activist Known Hispanic (Latin American) 1 Male Marlon Brando
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
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
143 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0270288/ US/Canada 2002 - George Clooney 1 Chuck Barris Actor Unknown   0 Male Sam Rockwell
151 Crutch http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0422029/ US 2004 - Rob Moretti 1 Rob Moretti Actor Unknown   0 Male Eben Gordon
262 Hollywoodland http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427969/ US 2006 $14.4M Allen Coulter 1 George Reeves Actor Unknown   0 Male Ben Affleck
268 I Am a Sex Addict http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0428649/ US 2005 $113K Caveh Zahedi 1 Caveh Zahedi Actor Known Middle Eastern 1 Male Caveh Zahedi
359 Man of a Thousand Faces http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050681/ US 1957 - Joseph Pevney 1 Lon Chaney Actor Known White 0 Male James Cagney
395 My Dinner with Andre http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082783/ US 1981 $5.07K Louis Malle 2 Andre Gregory Actor Known White 0 Male Andre Gregory
396 My Dinner with Andre http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082783/ US 1981 $5.07K Louis Malle 2 Wallace Shawn Actor Known White 0 Male Wallace Shawn
431 Pi̱ero http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0261066/ US 2001 $1.42M Leon Ichaso 1 Miguel Pi̱ero Actor Known Hispanic (Latin American) 1 Male Benjamin Bratt
612 The Last of Robin Hood http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2450440/ US 2013 $270K Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland 1 Errol Flynn Actor Known White 0 Male Kevin Kline
618 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0352520/ US 2004 - Stephen Hopkins 1 Peter Sellers Actor Known White 0 Male Geoffrey Rush
662 The Seven Little Foys http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048604/ US 1955 - Melville Shavelson 1 Eddie Foy, Sr. Actor Known White 0 Male Bob Hope
721 Valentino http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076868/ US/UK 1977 - Ken Russell 1 Rudolph Valentino Actor Known White 0 Male Rudolf Nureyev
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
198 Factory Girl http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0432402/ US 2006 $1.65M George Hickenlooper 1 Edie Sedgwick Actress Known White 0 Female Sienna Miller
210 Frances http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083967/ US 1982 $5M Graeme Clifford 1 Frances Farmer Actress Known White 0 Female Jessica Lange
219 Funny Girl http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062994/ US 1968 $223K William Wyler 1 Fanny Brice Actress Known White 0 Female Barbra Streisand
236 Grace of Monaco http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2095649/ US 2014 - Olivier Dahan 1 Grace Kelly Actress Known White 0 Male Nicole Kidman
244 Harlow http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059252/ US 1965 - Gordon Douglas 1 Jean Harlow Actress Known White 0 Female Carroll Baker
272 I'll Cry Tomorrow http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048191/ US 1955 - Daniel Mann 1 Lillian Roth Actress Known White 0 Female Susan Hayward
346 Lovelace http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1426329/ US 2013 $355K Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman 1 Linda Lovelace Actress Known White 0 Female Amanda Seyfried
382 Mommie Dearest http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082766/ US 1981 - Frank Perry 1 Joan Crawford Actress Known White 0 Female Faye Dunaway
400 My Week with Marilyn http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1655420/ US/UK 2011 $14.6M Simon Curtis 1 Marilyn Monroe Actress Unknown   0 Female Michelle Williams
502 Star 80 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086355/ US 1983 $6.5M Bob Fosse 1 Dorothy Stratten Actress Known White 0 Female Mariel Hemingway
503 Star! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063642/ US 1968 $4M Robert Wise 1 Gertrude Lawrence Actress Known White 0 Female Julie Andrews
525 The Actress http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045471/ US 1953 - George Cukor 1 Ruth Gordon Jones Actress Unknown   0 Female Jean Simmons
548 The Brittany Murphy Story http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3957278/ US 2014 - Joe Menendez 1 Brittany Murphy Actress Known White 0 Female Amanda Fuller
579 The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048119/ US 1955 - Richard Fleischer 1 Evelyn Nesbit (Thaw) Actress Known White 0 Female Joan Collins
642 The Perils of Pauline http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039698/ US 1947 - George Marshall 1 Pearl White Actress Unknown   0 Female Betty Hutton
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
196 Evita http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116250/ US 1996 $50M Alan Parker 1 Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron Actress / activist Known Hispanic (Latin American) 0 Female Madonna
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
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
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
117 Carrington http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112637/ UK 1995 $3.24M Christopher Hampton 2 Dora Carrington Artist Known White 0 Female Emma Thompson
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
178 Downtown 81 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208993/ US 1981 $100K Edo Bertoglio 1 Jean-Michel Basquiat Artist Known Multi racial 1 Male Jean Michel Basquiat
217 Frida http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120679/ US/Canada 2002 $25.8M Julie Taymor 1 Frida Kahlo Artist Known Hispanic (Latin American) 1 Female Salma Hayek
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
235 Goya's Ghosts http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455957/ US 2006 $1M Milos Forman 1 Francisco Goya Artist Known Hispanic (White) 0 Male Stellan SkarsgÌ´rd
241 Gypsy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056048/ US 1962 - Mervyn LeRoy 2 Gypsy Rose Lee Artist Known White 0 Female Natalie Wood
290 Isadora http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063141/ UK 1968 - Karel Reisz 1 Isadora Duncan Artist Unknown   0 Female Vanessa Redgrave
321 Klimt http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417871/ UK 2006 - Raoul Ruiz 1 Gustav Klimt Artist Known White 0 Male John Malkovich
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
344 Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119577/ US/UK 1998 $343K John Maybury 1 Francis Bacon Artist Known White 0 Male Derek Jacobi

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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
);