Skip To Content
  • Viral badge

30 Side-By-Side Photos Of Actors Vs. The Real Life Famous People They Played On Film

Some of these will really make you do a double take.

1. Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Everett Collection, Silver Screen Collection / Getty Images

2. Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn (2011)

Weinstein Company / ©Weinstein Company/Courtesy Everett Collection, Print Collector / Getty Images

3. Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman (2019)

Photo Credit: David Appleby / ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection / Everett Collection, Michael Putland / Getty Images

4. Angela Bassett as Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

Courtesy Everett Collection, Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection via Getty

5. Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in I'm Not There (2007)

Weinstein Company / ©Weinstein Company/Courtesy Everett Collection, Blank Archives / Getty Images

6. Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie (2016)

Fox Searchlight / Fox Searchlight / Everett Collection, Cbs Photo Archive / Getty Images

7. Sam Riley as Joy Division's Ian Curtis in Control (2007)

Weinstein Company / ©Weinstein Company/Courtesy Everett Collection, Rob Verhorst / Redferns

8. Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon (1999)

Everett Collection, Jim Britt / Walt Disney Television via Getty

9. Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

Everett Collection, Gilles Petard / Redferns

10. Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in Vice (2018)

Matt Kennedy / Everett Collection / Everett Collection, David Hume Kennerly / Getty Images

11. Marion Cotillard as Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose (2007)

Picturehouse / ©Picturehouse/Courtesy Everett Collection, Keystone-france / Getty Images

12. Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel in Stan & Ollie (2018)

Sony Pictures Classics / courtesy Everett Collection, Mgm Studios / Getty Images

13. John C. Reilly as Ollie Hardy in Stan & Ollie (2018)

Everett Collection, Archive Photos / Getty Images

14. Will Smith as Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001)

Columbia Pictures / ©Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection, The Stanley Weston Archive / Getty Images

15. Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo in Frida (2002)

Miramax / ©Miramax/Courtesy Everett Collection, Bettmann / Bettmann Archive

16. Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in The Runaways (2010)

Apparition / Apparition/Courtesy Everett Collection, Chris Walter / WireImage

17. Jennifer Lopez as Selena in Selena (1997)

Warner Bros / ©Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection, Arlene Richie / The LIFE Images Collection via G

18. Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock (2012)

Fox Searchlight / ©Fox Searchlight/Courtesy Everett Collection, Bettmann / Bettmann Archive

19. Óscar Jaenada as Cantinflas in Cantinflas (2014)

Lions Gate / ©Lions Gate/Courtesy Everett Collection, Silver Screen Collection / Getty Images

20. Madonna as Eva Perón in Evita (1996)

Buena Vista Pictures / ©Buena Vista Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection, Photoquest / Getty Images

21. Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison in The Doors (1991)

Tristar Pictures / ©TriStar Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection, Ed Caraeff / Getty Images

22. Gwyneth Paltrow as Sylvia Plath in Sylvia (2003)

Focus Films / ©Focus Films/Courtesy Everett Collection, Bettmann / Bettmann Archive

23. Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Everett Collection, Phil Dent / Redferns

24. Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light (2016)

Sony Pictures / ©Sony Pictures/Everett Collection / Everett Collection, George Rinhart / Getty Images

25. Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011)

Weinstein Company / ©Weinstein Company/Courtesy Everett Collection, Bettmann / Bettmann Archive

26. Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004)

Miramax / ©Miramax/Courtesy Everett Collection, Hulton Archive / Getty Images

27. Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray (2004)

Universal / ©Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection, Bettmann / Bettmann Archive

28. Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006)

Miramax / ©Miramax/Courtesy Everett Collection, John Shelley Collection / Getty Images

29. Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

Lacey Terrell / ©TriStar Pictures/Courtesy Everett Colle / Everett Collection, Deborah Feingold / Getty Images

30. Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (2012)

20thcentfox / ©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection, Getty Images

BuzzFeed Daily

Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

Newsletter signup form