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25 Stunning Portraits of Actors and the Historical Figures They Played

There are few crucial things a film director should keep in mind when selecting the cast for a biographical movie, such as physical similarity and thespian talent required to play the special role. From musicians and artist to politicians and sports figures, here’s a list of actors who physically best fit the historic people they played. Take a look and share your thoughts in the comment section.

Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandella in Invictus

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Daniel Day‑Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln

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Hellen Mirren as HM Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen

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Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler in Downfall

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Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in I’m Not There

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Gretchen Mol as Bettie Page in The Notorious Bettie Page

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Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock

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

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Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs In Jobs

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Michael Douglas as Liberace in Behind the Candelabra


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

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Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady

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Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray

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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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Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison in The Doors

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Jennifer Lopez as Selena Quintanilla in Selena

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Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin

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Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in Milk

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Adrien Brody As Salvador Dali In Midnight In Paris

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Michelle Williams As Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn

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Will Smith As Muhammad Ali in Ali

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Salma Hayek As Frida Kahlo in Ali Frida 

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Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos in Monster

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John Hurt as Joseph Merrick in The Elephant Man

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