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    Biopic Actors And The People They Played In Real Life

    How close did they get?

    Redditor banana_rhino put together this wonderful side by side comparison of biopic actors and the actual people they meant to portray. Enjoy:

    1. Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln:


    2. Ben Kingsley as Gandhi:


    3. Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh:


    4. Penn Badgley as Jeff Buckley:

    Greetings from Tim Buckley

    5. Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett:

    The Runaways

    6. Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth:

    The Queen

    7. James Franco as Aaron Ralston:

    127 Hours

    8. Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs


    9. Sean Penn as Harvey Milk:


    10. Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious:

    Sid And Nancy

    11. Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos:


    12. Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo:


    13. James Franco as Allen Ginsberg:


    14. Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin:


    15. Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman:

    Man On The Moon

    16. Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan:

    I'm Not There

    17. Brad Pitt as Billy Beane:


    18. Meryl Streep as Julia Child:

    Julie And Julia

    19. Gary Busey as Buddy Holly:

    The Buddy Holly Story

    20. Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor:

    Liz and Dick

    21. Tom Cruise as Claus Von Stauffenberg:


    22. Michael Sheen as David Frost:

    Frost Vs. Nixon

    23. Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchock:


    24. Jonathan Rhys Meyer as Elvis Presley:


    25. Benicio Del Toro as Che Guevara:


    26. George C. Scott as General George S. Patton:


    27. John Wayne as Genghis Khan:

    The Conquerer

    28. Josh Brolin as George W. Bush:


    29. Gary Sinise as Harry Truman:


    30. Leonard DiCaprio as Howard Hughes:

    The Aviator

    31. Aaron Johnson as John Lennon:

    Nowhere Boy

    32. Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash:

    Walk The Line

    33. Ed Harris as Jackson Pollock:


    34. Colin Farrell as Alexander The Great:


    35. James Franco as James Dean:

    James Dean

    36. Sam Riley as Ian Curtis:


    37. Forest Whitaker as Id Amin:

    The Last King Of Scotland

    38. Colin Firth as King George VI:

    The King's Speech

    39. Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix:

    All Is By My Side

    40. Gary Oldman as Lee Harvey Oswald:


    41. Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison:

    The Doors

    42. Denzel Washington as Malcolm X:

    Malcolm X

    43. Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher:

    The Iron Lady

    44. Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg:

    The Social Network

    45. Will Smith as Muhammad Ali:


    46. Heath Ledger as Ned Kelly:

    Ned Kelly

    47. Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela:


    48. Stephen Fry as Oscar Wilde:


    49. Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler:

    Schindler's List

    50. Don Cheadle as Sammy Davis Jr.:

    The Rat Pack

    51. Adrien Brody as Salvador Dali:

    Midnight In Paris

    52. Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin:

    Game Change

    53. Phillip Seymour Hoffan as Truman Capote:


    54. A clownfish as a clownfish:

    Finding Nemo

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