'Walk the Line' | 2005

Reese Witherspoon's spunky representation of June Carter Cash earned her an Oscar, and the 2005 film was a commercial success. Joaquin Phoenix (pictured), who played Johnny Cash, was also nominated. Not adjusted for inflation, it is the highest-grossing music biopic to date. Domestic gross: $119,519,402.
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