Let's face it, they're not usually good house guests, tend to have little or no money, they can be so passionate that they fly into fits of rage or despondency, and are often drunk (or worse). On the other hand, these often controversial gentlemen and ladies are full of insight, unable to tolerate simple people or tired sentiment, are overflowing with affection, and often churn out works of bottomless meaning.  

However you feel about meeting them at a party, these artists play out their days on a screen for your enjoyment. From Andy Warhol to Michelangelo, these are the fictional portrayals of some of the greatest real artists ever put to film.  

The 25 Most Memorable Portrayals of Real Artists in Movie History

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