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19 famous writers who came alive on film

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The End Of The Tour

James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour hits theaters Friday, and Jason Segel’s sensitive performance as the late author David Foster Wallace is already picking up Oscar buzz.

In honor of Wallace’s inaugural onscreen appearance, we’ve compiled a list of movies about famous writers — some of them faithful biopics, some of them wildly imaginative fictionalizations. Break out the dictionary, because you’re in for the most literary movie marathon of all time. 


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