Jan 1, 2016

68 Actors with the People they Portrayed in the Biopic Film

By on Friday, January 01, 2016

It is never easy to play another person in a film but these actors did an extraordinary job in accurately portraying real-life people in their respective Biopics.        


(Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln) Abraham Lincoln 
(Anthony Hopkins, Hitchcock) Alfred Hitchcock
(Lindsay Lohan, Liz & Dick) Elizabeth Taylor
(Ben Kingsley, Gandhi) Gandhi
 Howard Hughes  (Leonard DiCaprio, The Aviator)
(Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar) J. Edgar Hoover
(Scarlett Johansson, Hitchcock) Janet Leigh
(Kristen Stewart, The Runaways) Joan Jett
(Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nowhere Boy)  John Lennon
(Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line) Johnny Cash
(Ashton Kutcher, Jobs) Steve Jobs
(Helen Mirren, The Queen) Queen Elizabeth

Harry S. Truman (Gary Sinise in Truman)

Aaron Ralston (James Franco in 127 Hours)

Aileen Wuornos (Charlize Theron in Monster)

Alexander The Great (Colin Farrell in Alexander)

Allen Ginsberg (James Franco in Howl)

Andy Kaufman (Jim Carrey in Man On The Moon)

Billy Beane (Brad Pitt in Moneyball)

Bob Dylan (Cate Blanchett in I'm Not There)

Buddy Holly (Gary Busey in The Buddy Holly Story)

Charlie Chaplin (Robert Downey Jr. in Chaplin)

Claus Von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise in Valkyrie)

Coco Chanel (Audrey Tautou in Coco Before Chanel)

Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin (Jeff Daniels in Gettysburg)

Condoleezza Rice (Thandie Newton in W.)

David Frost (Michael Sheen in Frost/Nixon)

Dean Martin (Joe Mantega in The Rat Pack)

Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack in The Raven)

Elvis Presley (Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Elvis)

Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich)

Ernesto Che Guevara (Benicio Del Toro in Che)

Eva Peron (Madonna in Evita)

Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek in Frida)

Malcolm X (Denzel Washington in Malcolm X)

Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman in Sid & Nancy)

Jerry Lee Lewis (Dennis Quaid in Great Balls of Fire!)

Selena Quintanilla Perez (Jennifer Lopez in Selena)

Vincent Van Gogh (Kirk Douglas in Lust For Life)

Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote)

Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams in My Week With Marilyn)

Peter Sellers (Geoffrey Rush in The Life & Death Of Peter Sellers

Harvey Milk (Sean Penn in Milk)

James Dean (James Franco in James Dean)

Jim Morrison (Val Kilmer in The Doors)

Ian Dury (Andy Serkis in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll)

Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland)

Jackson Pollock (Ed Harris in Pollock)

James R. 'Jimmy' Hoffa (Jack Nicholson in Hoffa)

Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman in JFK)

Pablo Picasso (Anthony Hopkins in Surviving Picasso)

Adolf Hitler (Bruno Ganz, The Downfall)

Mariane Pearl (Angelina Jolie in A Mighty Heart)

Salvador Dali (Adrien Brody in Midnight in Paris)

Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett in Veronica Guerin)

Ray Charles (Jamie Foxx in Ray)

Sammy Davis Jr. (Don Cheadle in The Rat Pack)

Ned Kelly (Heath Ledger in Ned Kelly)

Julia Child (Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia)

Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman in Invictus)

Oscar Wilde (Stephen Fry in Wilde)

King George VI (Colin Firth in The King's Speech)

Muhammad Ali (Will Smith in Ali)

Jimi Hendrix (Andre 3000 in All Is By My Side)

Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady)

Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network)

Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson in Schindler's List)


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