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23 Actors Who Nailed Their Biographical Roles

Published 5 years ago

Most actors are chosen for biographical roles because of their close resemblance to the historical figure that’s being portrayed, but there’s so much more to these pictures than that. From the casting director to the makeup team, many people work together to create biopic roles that are as true-to-life as can be.

Many actors love biopic roles because they offer the unique chance to immerse themselves in complex, real-life characters that are (or were) adored (or hated) by millions.

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 Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray

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Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandella in Invictus

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Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in I’m Not There

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Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin

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Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady

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Daniel Day‑Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln

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Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison in The Doors

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Ben Kingsley as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in Gandhi

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Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo in Frida

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Image credits: Getty / Hulton Archive

Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler in Downfall

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 Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb as Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen in Sid and Nancy

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 Denzel Washington as Malcolm X in Malcolm X

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Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs In Jobs

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Image credits: blog.tice.de

Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock

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Image credits: Getty

Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in Jimi: All Is By My Side

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Image credits: thehypebr.com

Jennifer Lopez as Selena Quintanilla in Selena

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Image credits: fashenty.com

Eddie Redmayne And Felicity Jones as Jane And Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything

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Image credits: telegraph.co.uk

Hellen Mirren as HM Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen

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Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in Milk

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Michael Douglas as Liberace In Behind The Candelabra

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Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel in Coco Before Chanel

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James Franco As James Dean In James Dean

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Image credits: banana_rhino

Adrien Brody as Salvador Dali in Midnight in Paris

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