20 Actors Who Played Historical People In Movies And Their Real-Life Counterparts

Published 1 year ago

Do you like watching biopics or historical dramas? Have you ever tried to find out the resemblance between the on-screen actor and the real-life character just after watching a movie? Isn’t it obvious to compare them?

When there is a film about real people, casting is very important. People have too many expectations from the actors who play the roles of real-life personalities. Fortunately, Hollywood has done quite a decent job of choosing the right actors for portraying the right characters. Check out some of the side-by-side pics of actors and their real-life counterparts from some of the most famous biopics in the gallery below.

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#1 Rami Malek As Freddie Mercury In “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Image source: amazon.com, Carl Lender

#2 Eddie Redmayne And Felicity Jones As Stephen Hawking With His Wife Jane Wilde In “The Theory Of Everything”

Image source: amazon.com, Billy Bob Bain

#3 Daniel Day-Lewis As Abraham Lincoln In “Lincoln”

Image source: amazon.com, Archives New Zealand

#4 Morgan Freeman As Nelson Mandela In “Invictus”

Image source: amazon.com, South Africa The Good News

#5 Jamie Foxx As Ray Charles In “Ray”

Image source: amazon.com, Gelderen, Hugo van

#6 Philip Seymour Hoffman As Truman Capote In “Capote”

Image source: amazon.com, Koch, Eric

#7 Evan Peters As Jeffrey Dahmer In “Dahmer”

Image source: imdb.com, Inside Edition

#8 Joaquin Phoenix As Johnny Cash In “Walk The Line”

Image source: amazon.com, Dillan Stradlin

#9 Salma Hayek As Frida In “Frida”

Image source: amazon.com, Store Norske Leksikon

#10 André 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In “Jimi: All Is By My Side”

Image source: amazon.com, NDLA

#11 Helen Mirren As Queen Elizabeth II In “The Queen”

Image source: amazon.com, Governor General

#12 Cate Blanchett As Queen Elizabeth I In “Elizabeth”

Image source: amazon.com, picryl.com

#13 Robert Downey Jr. As Charlie Chaplin In “Chaplin”

Image source: amazon.com, jenikirbyhistory.getarchive.net/

#14 Angela Bassett As Tina Turner In “What’s Love Got To Do With It”

Image source: amazon.com, commons.wikimedia.org

#15 Adrien Brody As Salvador Dalí In “Midnight In Paris”

Image source: amazon.com, loc.gov

#16 Cate Blanchett As Bob Dylan In “I’m Not There”

Image source: amazon.com, commons.wikimedia.org

#17 Bruno Ganz As Adolf Hitler In “Downfall”

Image source: amazon.com, commons.wikimedia.org

#18 Tom Hanks As Captain Chesley Sullenberger In “Sully”

Image source: amazon.com, en.wikipedia.org

#19 Jason Scott Lee As Bruce Lee In “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”

Image source: amazon.com, openclipart.org

#20 Stephen Fry As Oscar Wilde In “Wilde”

Image source: amazon.com, metmuseum.org

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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