For Emma Stone, ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ marks the first time she’s taken on the daunting task of playing a real person.
The film sees her portray Billie Jean King, and tells the story of the tennis player’s match against Bobby Riggs, which became one of the most-watched sporting events of all time back in 1973.
And while depicting a real, already-famous person comes with its plus sides – there’s more research material for a start – that doesn’t mean it’s easy, and many stars have fallen short with their portrayals of familiar faces.
Not everyone can end up an Oscar nominee, and unfortunately, many biopics end up lingering in the darkest depths of Netflix.
As ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ hits cinemas, take a look back at the good – and bad – from years gone by…
Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in ‘The Social Network’ (2010)