50 Actors Compared with the REAL PEOPLE They’ve Portrayed in Movies

Posted on Apr 05, 2016

In the world of acting, portraying existing person might be much more demanding than playing the role of a fictional character. In pictures below we can see actors standing next to the people they've portrayed.

1. Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos in “Monster”

Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos in “Monster”

2. Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel in “Coco Before Chanel”

Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel in “Coco Before Chanel”

3. Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo in “Frida”

Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo in “Frida”

4. Anthony Hopkins as Pablo Picasso in “Surviving Picasso”

Anthony Hopkins as Pablo Picasso in “Surviving Picasso”

5. Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl in “A Mighty Heart”

Angelina Jolie as  Mariane Pearl in “A Mighty Heart”

6. Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in “Invictus”

Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in “Invictus”

7. Gary Oldman as Lee Harvey Oswald in “JFK”

Gary Oldman as Lee Harvey Oswald in “JFK”

8. Benicio Del Toro as Ernesto “Che” Guevara in “Che”

Benicio Del Toro as Ernesto “Che” Guevara in “Che”

9. Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in “Game Change”

Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in “Game Change”

10. Adrien Brody as Salvador Dali in “Midnight in Paris”

Adrien Brody as Salvador Dali in “Midnight in Paris”

11. Stephen Fry as Oscar Wilde in “Wilde”

Stephen Fry as Oscar Wilde in “Wilde”

12. Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote in “Capote”

Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote in “Capote”

13. Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh in “Lust for Life”

Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh in “Lust for Life”

14. George C. Scott as General George S. Patton in “Patton”

George C. Scott as General George S. Patton in “Patton”

15. Don Cheadle as Sammy Davis Jr. In “The Rat Pack”

Don Cheadle as Sammy Davis Jr. In “The Rat Pack”

16. Gary Busey as Buddy Holly in “The Buddy Holly Story”

Gary Busey as Buddy Holly in “The Buddy Holly Story”

17. Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in “Hitchcock”

Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in “Hitchcock”

18. James Franco as Aron Ralston in “127 Hours”

James Franco as Aron Ralston in “127 Hours”

19. Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman in “Man on the Moon”

Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman in “Man on the Moon”

20. Will Smith as Muhammad Ali in “Ali”

Will Smith as Muhammad Ali in “Ali”

21. Josh Brolin as George W. Bush in “W.”

Josh Brolin as George W. Bush in “W.”

22. Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in “Ray”

Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in “Ray”

23. Robert Downey Jr. As Charlie Chaplin in “Chaplin”

Robert Downey Jr. As Charlie Chaplin in “Chaplin”

24. Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II in “The Queen”

Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II in “The Queen”

25. Denzel Washington as Malcolm X in “Malcolm X”

Denzel Washington as Malcolm X in “Malcolm X”

26. Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison in “The Doors”

Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison in “The Doors”

27. Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn”

Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn”

28. James Franco as James Dean in “James Dean”

James Franco as James Dean in “James Dean”

29. Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in “Lincoln”

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in “Lincoln”

30. Esse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network“

Esse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network“

31. Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in “All Is by My Side”

Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in “All Is by My Side”

32. Madonna as Eva Perón in “Evita”

Madonna as Eva Perón in “Evita”

33. Sir Ben Kingsley as Mohandas K. Gandhi in “Gandhi”

Sir Ben Kingsley as Mohandas K. Gandhi in “Gandhi”

34. Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in “The Aviator”

Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in “The Aviator”

35. Jennifer Lopez as Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in “Selena”

Jennifer Lopez as  Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in “Selena”

36. Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious in “Sid and Nancy”

Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious in “Sid and Nancy”

37. Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in “I’m Not There”

Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in “I’m Not There”

38. Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin in “The Last King of Scotland”

Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin in “The Last King of Scotland”

39. Brad Pitt as Billy Beane in “Moneyball”

Brad Pitt as Billy Beane in “Moneyball”

40. Gretchen Mol as Bettie Page in “The Notorious Bettie Page”

Gretchen Mol as Bettie Page in “The Notorious Bettie Page”

41. Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash in “Walk the Line”

Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash in “Walk the Line”

42. Michael Sheen as David Frost in “Frost/Nixon”

Michael Sheen as David Frost in “Frost/Nixon”

43. Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady”

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady”

44. Gary Sinise as Harry S. Truman in “Truman”

Gary Sinise as Harry S. Truman in “Truman”

45. Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in “Milk”

Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in “Milk”

46. Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler in “Schindler’s List“

Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler in “Schindler’s List“

47. Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis in “Great Balls of Fire!”

Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis in “Great Balls of Fire!”

48. Meryl Streep as Julia Child in “Julie & Julia”

Meryl Streep as Julia Child in “Julie & Julia”

49. Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in “Jobs”

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in “Jobs”

50. Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover in “J. Edgar”

Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover in “J. Edgar”
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