Whether or not you know anything about fine art, Salvador Dalí is one artist everyone has heard of, thanks mostly to his iconic surrealistic paintings, such as the one with the "melting clocks". With not one but four biopics in the works, audiences will soon know a lot more about him.
Two of them -- Goodbye Dalí (groaner of a title aside, this may star Peter O'Toole) and just Dalí (they want Johnny Depp) -- are merely in the planning stages at this point, but the other two have landed leading men. Al Pacino will star in Dalí and I, which will focus on his later years. The one of interest to gay fans, Little Ashes, will not only go the "Dalí"-less title route, but also delve into his rumored love affair with poet Federico García Lorca. British hottie Robert Pattinson, who played the doomed Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter films, will play a young Dalí, with newcomer Javier Beltrán as Lorca.
Dalí's bisexuality is a matter of dispute among his biographers, and he even went on record stating that Lorca "tried to screw me twice ... I was extremely annoyed, because I wasn’t homosexual, and I wasn’t interested in giving in. Besides, it hurts." Which leads one to believe he tried it at least once ...
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