Who Do You Think Could Play Gabrielle Union In A Biopic?

Who Do You Think Could Play Gabrielle Union In A Biopic?


Who Do You Think Could Play Gabrielle Union In A Biopic

Gabrielle Union is an inspiring activist, best-selling author, fashion forward designer and proud mother. Her appreciation of African-American studies has permeated every aspect of her life - which she's carried with her into acting and beyond.

After two decades, she is still going strong and about to embark on a new chapter of her life in the movie industry with an iconic role in The Inspection. Recently, she spoke with IndieWire about what it was like working on that film and offered advice for co-star Jeremy Pope.

1. Elie Saab

Elie Saab is a renowned Lebanese fashion designer who began creating garments at 18 years old. His creations are known for being exquisite and glamorous, featuring luxurious fabrics, lace, pearls and detailed embroidery in stunning dresses.

He is a self-taught professional who began sewing at the age of nine. To teach himself this craft, he created patterns out of newspapers and used his sisters as models.

Elie Saab was born into a Maronite Catholic family from Damour, Lebanon on July 4, 1964. His father was a wood merchant and in 1976 the Palestinian Liberation Organization destroyed Damour - forcing the family to relocate to Beirut.

After moving to Beirut, Saab began his career by crafting dresses for women in his neighborhood. His stunning creations quickly gained him a reputation and soon after began designing bridal couture with laces and silk threads embellished with various gems and jewels.

In the early 1980s, Saab opened his own atelier and employed many talented seamstresses. His designs quickly gained notoriety around the globe, being worn by actresses from every continent.

His work also caught the attention of the press. In 1997, he became the first non-Italian member of Italy's "Camera Nazionale della Moda."

The designer has dressed everyone from high-society women to royals and is widely regarded as one of the world's most influential designers. Additionally, he served as a judge on the popular show Project Runway: Middle East.

2. Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner is best known for his role as Clint Barton in the Marvel movies and TV show Hawkeye, but his acting abilities extend far beyond that. Over the course of his career, he has earned multiple Oscar nominations and won several others for his work in different films. Critics have praised his chameleon-like performance and he's one of few actors to have made an impact across both film and television.

Renner was born in Modesto, California and began his acting career while still a child by taking drama classes at Modesto Junior College. Additionally, he began performing in local theater productions.

He eventually relocated to Los Angeles and pursued a career as an actor. Throughout his early years, he appeared on numerous television shows and films; additionally, he worked as a makeup artist for films and commercials.

His first major role was in the 2002 indie film Dahmer, earning him an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his performance as serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. He went on to portray a bully in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford before landing his major break with Kathryn Bigelow's 2008 war movie The Hurt Locker.

Renner has often played charismatic anti-heroes throughout his career, but he also possesses the unique ability to portray complex three-dimensional characters with an underlying vulnerability and pain. This versatility has earned him a large fan base due to his ability to fully inhabit these roles.

In addition to his many film roles, he's made a name for himself in the TV industry as host of shows such as WB series Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane and The Net. Furthermore, he is an accomplished musician who has performed on the soundtracks for several of his films including Charlize Theron's North Country.

3. Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana is one of Hollywood's most acclaimed and talented actresses, having starred in some iconic movies such as James Cameron's Avatar and Star Trek. Furthermore, Saldana holds a dual role: she's an award-winning actress and producer through Saldana Films which has released several successful films over its tenure.

Before she became an actress, Saldana trained as a ballet dancer and worked with several theatrical troupes in New York City. These experiences equipped her with the necessary tools to act in feature films.

She made her movie debut in 2000 as a teenage actress in Center Stage. Critics praised her performance for its emotional and physical intensity, but it failed to become a major box office hit.

After her breakthrough role on Center Stage, Saldana appeared in numerous teen flicks and TV shows. Additionally, she scored minor roles in 2002's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl starring Johnny Depp which became both critically and commercially successful.

In 2016, Saldana star in Nina, the biographical film about legendary singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone. This casting stirred up much controversy as early images showed her wearing "black face" or face prosthetics; many felt she wasn't suitable for the role. Ultimately, however, Saldana managed to bring life and passion into this role that many others weren't willing to tackle.

As a result, she publicly apologized for her decision to play Nina in a livestream video, confessing that she "should never" have accepted the role in the first place.

Her apology and subsequent collaboration with Nina Simone's estate have helped restore her reputation, and now she strives to use her platform to advocate for the rights of Black actors. Furthermore, she hopes that her next movie will feature a more respectful portrayal of a Black woman.

4. Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum is an accomplished actor who strives for new roles and challenges. This can be seen in his roles in 21 Jump Street, The Vow and Magic Mike. Furthermore, as an advocate for gender equality on-screen, he's had roles in feminist projects like Ghost and Lean In.

Tatum was born in Cullman, Alabama to Glenn and Kay Tatum and grew up in Tampa, Florida. During high school he played football, baseball and track for his school before earning a scholarship to Glenville State College in West Virginia. Unfortunately he dropped out after two years to work odd jobs before beginning his modeling career with an agency in Miami.

In 2004, Tatum made his acting debut with a small role on CSI: Miami before breaking out onto the big screen with Coach Carter. Subsequently, he had roles in Supercross and Havoc, both directed by Tyler Perry. Additionally, he has appeared in television commercials for Mountain Dew and Pepsi products.

After his appearance in the 2006 film Step Up, Tatum quickly gained notoriety as a leading man and began building an admirable fan base. He went on to star in several popular titles like She's the Man and Up.

He also played a Roman soldier in Steven Soderbergh's 2011 action thriller Haywire and appeared in the 2012 movie The Vow, based on Nicholas Sparks' novel of the same name. Additionally, he featured in several successful comedies in 2012 such as 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike.

This year, the actor has several films in development such as Project Artemis, Spaceman and Hail, Caesar! Additionally, he's in talks to star in a modern remake of 1990 romantic fantasy Ghost with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. However, Entertainment Weekly reported that he wants to approach the original "a little differently," considering some of its "problematic stereotypes".

5. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie has starred in numerous films, but her biggest career success came when she portrayed Lara Croft in 2001's Tomb Raider. This made her an international star and propelled her into the spotlight. Additionally, Jolie works as both a humanitarian and film director.

Her first feature film, Hackers (1995), which she also directed and in which she met her first husband Jonny Lee Miller, failed at the box office; however, two years later Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) became a hit for her and in 2014 she wed Brad Pitt. Since then she has become an acclaimed actress, filmmaker and humanitarian with international renown.

She's been very vocal about her own personal struggles. Her marriage to Brad Pitt has been the subject of numerous press reports, and she's even involved in a lawsuit over a French winery they once owned together.

Jolie stars in By the Sea (2019), portraying Hannah, a fiery Montana firefighter who takes life's risks due to an intense past experience: being injured while trying to put out a fire and losing three kids in it. Her reckless nature stems from this painful memory.

On a more encouraging note, she does an impressive job of conveying her characters' emotions. As Hannah, she carries the guilt of her failed firefighting stunts deep inside and lives with the constant worry that she won't be able to save her kids again.

But her performance in By the Sea isn't enough to make this movie stand out as an exciting piece of cinema. Instead, young actors such as Finn Little and Luke Hoult showcase some of their best work playing ruthless killers who are so mission-focused that they're truly terrifying.

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