A lot of the time, biopics, such as House of Gucci, are done without input (or approval!) from the people they're about. Sometimes, however, the subject of a biopic is the very person bringing the story to life behind the scenes.
Here are 17 celebrities who created TV shows or movies based on their own lives:
1.Harry Styles executive produced Happy Together, a sitcom loosely based on the time he spent living in Ben Winston's attic during the height of his One Direction fame.
2.In 2017, married couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon co-wrote The Big Sick, which is based on their real-life love story.
4.Pete Davidson co-wrote and starred in 2020's The King of Staten Island, which director Judd Apatow described as "an imagining of what Pete’s life would have been if he didn’t find comedy."
5.Muhammad Ali starred as himself in the 1977 biopic The Greatest.
6.Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson both executive produces and stars as a future version of himself in Young Rock, a sitcom inspired by the "wildly Forrest Gump-ian life that [he has] been lucky enough to have."
7.Chris Rock created and narrated the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, which was based on his teenage years in Brooklyn.