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Stars tell which biopics they'd love to headline. With a slew of true-life stories making it to theaters (''Antwone Fisher,'' ''Cath Me if You Can''), we asked celebs whose tales they'd most like to tell

Avril Lavigne | FINDING NIRVANA Avril dreams of a Kurt Cobain biopic
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FINDING NIRVANA Avril dreams of a Kurt Cobain biopic

SYLVESTER STALLONE ''Julius Caesar, who helped create democracy and then got killed by his friends.''

LEELEE SOBIESKI (''Max'') ''I would love to play Napoleon. I'm a bit too tall.''

DAVID HYDE PIERCE (''Frasier'') ''With [porn star] John Holmes already taken [by Val Kilmer], I can't think of any.''

LARA FLYNN BOYLE ''Eleanor Roosevelt fascinates me.''

MARTIN SHORT ''Linda Hunt.''

CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER ''Suge Knight, so I could scare the s--- out of everybody.''

FREDDY RODRIGUEZ (''Six Feet Under'') ''Prince. We'll see how I look in purple.''

FRAN DRESCHER ''Clara Bow, because she became a really famous actress in silent films, but when talkies came her New York accent didn't fly. I thought, Oh, I can do that.''

ROD STEWART ''If I was the right color, I'd love to play Sam Cooke. Maybe I can do an Al Jolson and they can black me up.''

RHEA PERLMAN ''Danny DeVito.''

BILL PAXTON ''Evel Knievel... I torched a couple of motorcycles when I was a kid.''

AVRIL LAVIGNE ''Kurt Cobain.''

DAVID SPADE (''Just Shoot Me'') ''Kurt Cobain. Nirvana was on 'SNL' twice when I was there, and he was really cool.''

DENNIS QUAID ''Spade Cooley. He was the king of Western swing.''

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