Actors And The Historic People They Played

by ChinaBambi

When making biography-based films it’s crucial to get the casting right. To find the right actor that not only mimics the historic persona perfectly but also looks like the real deal.

Here we have 15 examples of actors who are simply made for these roles. From Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth to Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln, these actors and their casting directors nailed the look and feel of their real-life inspirations.

(h/t: boredpanda/demilked)

#1 Eddie Redmayne And Felicity Jones As Stephen Hawking With His Wife Jane Wilde In The Theory Of Everything (2014)

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#2 Jamie Foxx As Ray Charles In Ray (2004)

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#3 Val Kilmer As Jim Morrison In The Doors (1991)

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#4 Meryl Streep As Margaret Thatcher In The Iron Lady (2011)

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#5 Robert Downey Jr. As Charlie Chaplin In Chaplin (1992)

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#6 Daniel Day‑Lewis As Abraham Lincoln In Lincoln (2012)

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#7 Ben Kingsley As Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi In Gandhi (1982)

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#8 Cate Blanchett As Bob Dylan In I’m Not There (2007)

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#9 Jennifer Lopez As Selena Quintanilla-Pérez In Selena (1997)

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#10 Bruno Ganz As Adolf Hitler In Downfall (2004)

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#11 Gary Oldman As Ludwig Van Beethoven In Immortal Beloved (1994)

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#12 Hellen Mirren As HM Queen Elizabeth II In The Queen (2007)

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#13 Salma Hayek As Frida Kahlo In Frida (2002)

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#14 Charlize Theron As Aileen Wuornos In Monster (2003)

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#15 Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs In Jobs (2013)

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