Lists: Drama, Biopic, Historical

Brief Synopsis: "Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first Afro-American Pop Art artist Jean Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Along side the biography of Basquiat are the artists and the art scene from the early 1980’s New York."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1996: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Jeffrey Wright (Jean Michel Basquiat)
  • Michael Wincott (Rene Ricard)
  • Benicio del Toro (Benny Dalmau)
  • David Bowie (Andy Warhol)
  • Claire Forlani (Gina Cardinale)
  • Dennis Hopper (Bruno Bischofberger)
  • Gary Oldman (Albert Milo)
  • Christopher Walken (The Interviewer)
  • Willem Dafoe (The Electrician)
  • Jean-Claude La Marre (Shenge)
  • Parker Posey (Mary Boone)
  • Courtney Love (Big Pink)
  • Hope Clarke (Matilde Basquiat)
  • Rockets Redglare (Rockets)
  • Julian Schnabel (Director)