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

Published 5 months 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:, Carl Lender

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

Image source:, Billy Bob Bain

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

Image source:, Archives New Zealand

#4 Morgan Freeman As Nelson Mandela In “Invictus”

Image source:, South Africa The Good News

#5 Jamie Foxx As Ray Charles In “Ray”

Image source:, Gelderen, Hugo van

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

Image source:, Koch, Eric

#7 Evan Peters As Jeffrey Dahmer In “Dahmer”

Image source:, Inside Edition

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

Image source:, Dillan Stradlin

#9 Salma Hayek As Frida In “Frida”

Image source:, Store Norske Leksikon

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

Image source:, NDLA

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

Image source:, Governor General

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

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

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

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

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

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#17 Bruno Ganz As Adolf Hitler In “Downfall”

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

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

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#20 Stephen Fry As Oscar Wilde In “Wilde”

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya loves to explore beautiful, crazy, and wholesome stuff on the internet. She seeks to find something interesting in everything and strives to share her inspirations and explorations with people all over the world.

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