These Actors Portrayed Famous People From History. How Did They Do?

These Actors Portrayed Famous People From History. How Did They Do?

In order to tell a story, actors transform themselves into a different person. The hope is that they’re convincing enough to captivate an audience.

That job gets more difficult when your audience already has an idea of what the role should look and sound like. That is the case in almost all biographical films. Skilled actors may not have to look the part, but a terrible actor could be the spitting image of the person they’re portraying and still fall flat. How do you these these stars measured up in other people’s shoes?

1.) Angela Bassett as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It

2.) Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh in Hitchcock

3.) Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line

4.) Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line

5.) Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis in Great Balls of Fire

6.) Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in I’m Not There

7.) Don Cheadle as Sammy Davis Jr. in The Rat Pack

8.) Joe Mantega as Dean Martin in The Rat Pack

9.) Thandie Newton as Condoleezza Rice in W

10.) Adrien Brody as Salvador Dalí in Midnight in Paris

11.) Michael Douglas as Liberace in Behind the Candelabra

12.) Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn

13.) Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in Game Change

14.) Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh in Lust for Life

15.) James Franco as James Dean in James Dean

16.) Salma Hayek as Frida Khalo in Frida

17.) Brad Pitt as Jesse James in The Assassination of Jesse James

18.) Jennifer Lopez as Selena Quintanilla in Selena

19.) Al Pacino as Phil Spector in Phil Spector

20.) Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock

21.) Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy

22.) Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in The Runaways

23.) James Franco as Allen Ginsberg in Howl

24.) Stephen Fry as Oscar Wilde in Wilde

25.) Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon

26.) Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison in The Doors

27.) Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland

28.) Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in Milk

29.) Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln

30.) Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in All Is By My Side

31.) George C. Scott as General George Patton in Patton

32.) Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray

33.) Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate

34.) Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in Jobs

35.) Josh Brolin as George W. Bush in W

36.) Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover in J. Edgar

37.) Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel in Coco Before Chanel

38.) Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady

39.) Aaron Taylor-Johnson as John Lennon in Nowhere Boy

40.) Jonathan Rhys as Elvis in Elvis

41.) Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin

42.) Johnny Depp as Ed Wood in Ed Wood

Pretty close, right? With enough talent and perfect makeup, these actors were dead ringers for their historical counterparts.

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