Here Are Photos Comparing 19 Political Figures And The Actors Who Played Them On Screen

    From Colman Domingo as Bayard Rustin to Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln.

    The late civil rights leader Bayard Rustin is the subject of a forthcoming biopic starring some major celebs. On Monday, Netflix dropped the trailer for the film in which Colman Domingo plays the gay activist, who organized the 1963 March on Washington.

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    Barack and Michelle Obama are producers of the film, which co-stars Chris Rock, Audra McDonald, and Jeffrey Wright.

    Bayard Rustin is just the latest in a long line of political figures throughout the years and across the globe who've received the biopic treatment. So here are 19 politicians or activists, including Rustin, who've been played by notable actors:

    1. Colman Domingo as Bayard Rustin in Rustin (2023)

    2. Helen Mirren as Golda Meir in Golda (2023)

    3. Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

    4. Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm in Mrs. America (2020)

    5. Julianne Moore as Gloria Steinem in The Glorias (2020)

    6. Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsberg in On the Basis of Sex (2018)

    7. Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017)

    8. Parker Sawyers as Barack Obama in Southside with You (2016)

    9. Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way (2016)

    10. Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in Confirmation (2016)

    11. Michael Peña as Cesar Chavez in Cesar Chavez (2014)

    12. David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma (2014)

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

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

    15. Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in Invictus (2009)

    16. Josh Brolin as George W. Bush in W. (2008)

    17. Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in Milk (2008)

    18. Angela Bassett as Rosa Parks in The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

    19. Denzel Washington as Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992)

    Of course, this was an incomplete list. There are so many more political figures who've been the subject of notable movies and miniseries. Tell us what other examples stand out and which of the above actors most resembled their film's subject.