Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Rock Biopics

'Walk the Line,' 'The Buddy Holly Story' and more musical action on the big screen

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5. 'The Buddy Holly Story'

Long before he was a mainstay of reality shows and your most terrifying fever dreams, Gary Busey was a widely-respected actor. His most acclaimed role was Buddy Holly in this 1978 movie, where he actually sang his own songs and lost a ton of weight to look right for the part. Some people have complained about the accuracy of the movie and Paul McCartney was upset it didn't even mention Norman Petty, but issues like that are almost inevitable. All in all, this is about as accurate as movies go and Busey deserved his nomination, even though he lost out to Jon Voight.

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