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Bipolar on the Big Screen – Accurate or Not?

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Actor Bradley Cooper attends a screening of The Weinstein Company's 'Silver Linings Playbook' at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)


Richard Gere Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center.
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Mr. Jones (1993)


Drew Barrymore speaks onstage during the Building a Brand in a Mobile-First World panel on the Times Center Stage during 2016 Advertising Week New York.
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Mad Love (1995)


U.S. actor George Clooney and U.K. actress Tilda Swinton attend the premiere for Michael Clayton during the 33rd Deauville American Film Festival.
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Michael Clayton (2007)


Actor Maurice Benard attends the 12th Annual Heller Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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The Ghost and the Whale (2016)


Filmmaker Maya Forbes and actors Imogene Wolodarsky and Mark Ruffalo pose for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
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Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)


Actress Katie Holmes attends the 'Touched With Fire' New York premiere at Walter Reade Theater.
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Touched With Fire (2015)


Actor James McAvoy arrives at the Vue Omni cinema for the premier of the film 'Filth', based on the novel by Irvine Welsh
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Filth (2013)


Actress Jessica Lange arrives at the Premiere of FX Network's 'Feud: Bette And Joan' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
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Blue Sky (1994)


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