30 Incredible Photos Of Famous Actors Vs. The Real People They Played


Actors spend a lot of time learning about their character in order to really embody them long before they get on the set and perform. But what really blows our mind is just how similar these actors look to the characters that they play. In some it’s the clothing, in others it’s the posture or the hairstyle, but whatever it is, we found ourselves doing a few double takes.

We’ve collected 30 pictures of actors playing historical figures – other actors, singers, models and more – who managed to snag their look perfectly. With a little help from nature and a lot of help from makeup and wardrobe, these actors have it down flat.

Ashton Kutcher playing the founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, in the movie “Jobs”1Jim Carrey playing Andy Kaufman in the movie “Man on the Moon”2

Charlize Theron as serial murderer Eileen Wuornos in the movie “Monster”31

Val Kilmer playing Jim Morrison, the soloist of The Doors4

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Bruno Ganz playing Hitler in the movie Downfall 6

Robert Downey Jr. playing Charlie Chaplin in the movie “Chaplin”7 8

Jennifer Lopez playing the singer Selena in the movie “Selena” 9

Philip Seymour Hoffman as the writer Truman Capote in “Capote”10

James Franco playing James Dean in the Movie “James Dean” 11

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as Stephen and Jane Hawking in “The Theory of Everything”12

Cate Blanchett (Yes. The actress) playing Bob Dylan in the movie “I’m Not There”13

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Helen Mirren playing the queen of England, Elizabeth II 14

Morgan Freeman playing Nelson Mandella in “Invictus” 15

Daniel Day Lewis playing the American president Abraham Lincoln in “Lincoln”16

Jamie Foxx playing blind singer Ray Charles in “Ray” 17

Selma Hayek playing artist Frida Kahlo in “Frida”18

Maria Cotillard playing Edith Piaf in “La Vie en Rose”19

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Denzel Washington playing Malcolm X in “Malcolm X”20

Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher in the movie “Iron Woman” 21

Hannah Taylor Gordon playing Anne Frank in the mini-series “Anne Frank” 22

Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb playing Sid and Nancy Vicious in the movie “Sid and Nancy”23

Jon Hart as Joseph Morrick in “Elephant Man”24

Gretchen Mol playing model Bettie Page in “The Notorious Bettie Page”25

Geoffrey Rush playing comedian Peter Sellers in “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”26

Ben Kingsley playing Mahatma Gandhi in “Gandhi”  27

Johnny Depp playing Director Edward Wood in “Ed Wood”29

Robert De Niro playing boxer Jake LaMotta in “Raging Bull”30

Michael Douglas playing Haberern Liberace in “Life with Liberace” 31

Anthony Hopkins playing director Alfred Hitchcock in “Hitchcock”32

Chadwick Boseman playing James Brown in “Get On Up”

2Via: Buzzfeed