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16 Actors Who Looked *Nothing* Like The Famous People They Portrayed Vs. 16 Actors Who Were Basically Their Twins Separated At Birth

Tom Hanks looked nothing like Mister Rogers.

Recently, Variety reported that Rooney Mara will be portraying the iconic Audrey Hepburn in an upcoming biopic movie.

Rooney Mara to Play Audrey Hepburn in Apple Biopic Directed by Luca Guadagnino https://t.co/ijlisHWhab

Pictorial Press / Alamy, Ron Adar / SOPA Images / AP / Via Twitter: @Variety

And if my opinion counts, it's seriously one of the best casting choices Hollywood has ever made — I mean, look at this comparison! Rooney is basically Audrey's clone!

Hepburn posing for a portrait in the '50s; Mara in "Carol"
Bettmann / Getty Images / StudioCanal

This got me thinking about all of the TV/movie biopics out there, and the good vs. bad casting choices Hollywood has made. So, here are some actors who looked *just* like the famous people they portrayed, and actors who totally didn't:

MISSED THE MARK: What Rami Malek looked like as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018):

Malek with long, wavy hair and a hippie collared shirt/coat
20th Century Fox

What the real Freddie Mercury looked like:

Mercury posing for a portrait in 1973
Michael Putland / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Kristen Stewart looked like as Joan Jett in The Runaways (2010):

Stewart posing in a white tank top and black, leather jewelry
Summit Entertainment / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Joan Jett looks like:

Jett posing for a portrait in 1976
Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

MISSED THE MARK: What Zoe Saldana looked like as Nina Simone in Nina (2016):

Saldaña smoking a cigarette in "Nina"
RLJ Entertainment

What the real Nina Simone looked like:

Simone performing on TV in 1968
David Redfern / Redferns / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Denzel Washington looked like as Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992):

Washington wearing suit, tie, and Malcolm X glasses (black, round rim)
Warner Bros. Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Malcolm X looked like:

Malcolm X smiling while leaning his arm up in a booth
Truman Moore / Getty Images

MISSED THE MARK: What Javier Bardem looked like as Desi Arnaz in Being the Ricardos (2021):

Bardem as Ricky Ricardo, wearing a suit and tie
Amazon Studios

What the real Desi Arnaz looked like:

Arnaz in an episode of "I Love Lucy" in the 1950s
Bettmann / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Viola Davis looks like as Michelle Obama in the upcoming miniseries The First Lady (2022):

Davis as Michelle Obama and O-T Fagbenle as Barack Obama
Jackson Lee Davis / Jackson Lee Davis/SHOWTIME

What the real Michelle Obama looks like:

Obama on election night in 2008
Stan Honda / AFP via Getty Images

MISSED THE MARK: What Madonna looked like as Eva PerĂłn in Evita (1996):

Madonna wearing a hat while waving
Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Eva PerĂłn looked like:

Person posing for a portrait in the 1940s
Bettmann / Bettmann Archive / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Jessica Chastain looked like as Tammy Faye Bakker in The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021):

Chastain being interviewed with heavy makeup on
Searchlight Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Tammy Faye Bakker looked like:

Bakker posing for a portrait at a hotel in 1996
Donaldson Collection / Getty Images

MISSED THE MARK: What Diana Ross looked like as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues (1972):

Ross smiling while wearing a flower in her hair
Paramount Pictures

What the real Billie Holiday looked like:

Holiday posing with a dog in the 1940s
William Gottlieb / Redferns / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Taron Egerton looked like as Elton John in Rocketman (2019):

Egerton wearing a cowboy hat and glittered glasses
Paramount Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Elton John looks like:

John wearing a suit and cowboy hat in 1977
Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

MISSED THE MARK: What Martin Sheen looked like as John F. Kennedy in Kennedy (1983):

Sheen wearing a sweater and buttoned-up shirt
NBC / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real John F. Kennedy looked like:

Kennedy campaigning for president in 1960
Bettmann / Bettmann Archive / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Sterling K. Brown looked like as Christopher Darden in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016):

Brown wearing round glasses, a suit and tie just like Harden
FX / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Christopher Darden looks like:

Christopher Darden confer during testimony in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, 1995
Lee Celano / Getty Images

MISSED THE MARK: What Jessica Lange looked like as Joan Crawford in Feud: Bette and Joan (2017):

Lange wearing a towel and robe
FX

What the real Joan Crawford looked like:

Crawford posing for a portrait in 1969
Avalon / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Drew Barrymore looked like as Edith Bouvier Beale in Grey Gardens (2009):

Barrymore with a black headscarf on
HBO

What the real Edith Bouvier Beale looked like:

Bouvier Beale wearing a black headscarf at her home in East Hampton
Tom Wargacki / Getty Images

MISSED THE MARK: What Tom Hanks looked like as Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019):

Hanks in a red sweater tying his shoes
Sony Pictures Releasing / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Mister Rogers looked like:

Rogers at the National Museum of American History in the early '80s
Bettmann / Bettmann Archive / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Lil Mama looked like as Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story (2013):

Lil Mama reenacting TLC's "Waterfalls" music video
VH1

What the real Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes looked like:

Left Eye in TLC's "Waterfalls" music video
LaFace / Arista Records

MISSED THE MARK: What Angelina Jolie looked like as Gia Carangi in Gia (1998):

Jolie in a halter dress with curly hair
HBO Pictures

What the real Gia Carangi looked like:

Carangi posing for a photo in front of a fire in the early '80s
Andrea Blanch / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Halle Berry looked like as Dorothy Dandridge in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999):

Berry with rose in her short hair, bright-colored lipstick and nails, black dress
HBO / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Dorothy Dandridge looked like:

Dandridge in "Carmen Jones"
Silver Screen Collection / Getty Images

MISSED THE MARK: What Eddie Murphy looked like as Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite Is My Name (2019):

Murphy wearing a colorful tuxedo
Netflix / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Rudy Ray Moore looked like:

Moore in "The Monkey Hu$tle"
Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Lily James looks like as Pamela Anderson in the upcoming series Pam & Tommy (2022):

James wearing a bright-colored bathing suit while wearing a long, blonde wig
Hulu

The miniseries starts streaming on Hulu on Feb. 2, 2022.

What the real Pamela Anderson looks like:

Anderson in a bright-colored bathing suit on the beach on "Baywatch"
Pearson All-American Television / Courtesy of Everett Collection

MISSED THE MARK: What Aaron Taylor-Johnson looked like as John Lennon in Nowhere Boy (2009):

Taylor-Johnson with gelled hair and a checkered shirt
Icon Film Distribution / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real John Lennon looked like:

Lennon posing for a portrait in Liverpool in 1959
Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) looked like as Chuck Berry in Cadillac Records (2008):

Bey playing the guitar in concert
Sony Pictures Releasing / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Chuck Berry looked like:

Berry posing for a portrait while playing his guitar in 1958
Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

MISSED THE MARK: What Beyoncé looked like as Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008):

Beyoncé sitting in a chair with short, blonde hair
Sony Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Etta James looked like:

James posing for a portrait in 1965
Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Daniel Day-Lewis looked like as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (2012):

Lewis with a beard and suit and bow tie
20th Century Fox / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Abraham Lincoln looked like:

Presidential portrait of Abraham Lincoln
Hulton Archive / Getty Images News / Getty Images

MISSED THE MARK: What Lindsay Lohan looked like as Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick (2013):

Lohan wearing a bun, red lipstick, and lingerie in bed
Lifetime

What the real Elizabeth Taylor looked like:

Taylor at the Oscars in 1961
Archive Photos / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Uzo Aduba looked like as Shirley Chisholm in Mrs. America (2020):

Aduba wearing glasses while thinking pensively
Hulu

What the real Shirley Chisholm looked like:

Chisholm speaking at a US military base in the early '70s
Leif Skoogfors / Corbis via Getty Images

MISSED THE MARK: What Leonardo DiCaprio looked like as Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004):

DiCaprio wearing a suit and tie
Miramax / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Howard Hughes looked like:

Hughes posing for a portrait after breaking cross-country flight record in 1936
Bettmann / Bettmann Archive / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Jennifer Lopez looked like as Selena Quintanilla-PĂ©rez in Selena (1997):

Lopez wearing a classic Selena Quintanilla-Pérez glittered jumpsuit on stage
Warner Bros. Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Selena Quintanilla-PĂ©rez looked like:

Quintanilla-PĂ©rez at a livestock show in 1995
Arlene Richie / Getty Images

MISSED THE MARK: What John Cusack looked like as Richard Nixon in The Butler (2013):

Cusack as Nixon, in the White House kitchen
The Weinstein Company

What the real Richard Nixon looked like:

Nixon giving an address in 1969
Wally Mcnamee / Corbis via Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: What Leslie Odom Jr. looked like as Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami... (2020):

Odom Jr. wearing a fancy blazer with an unbuttoned dress shirt underneath
Amazon Studios / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Sam Cooke looked like:

Cooke smiling while wearing a fancy blazer with an unbuttoned dress shirt underneath, early '60s
Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

MISSED THE MARK: What Meryl Streep looked like as Florence Foster Jenkins in Florence Foster Jenkins (2016):

Streep smiling while wearing a floral dress and long necklace
Paramount Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Florence Foster Jenkins looked like:

Jenkins posing for a portrait in the 1920s
Pictorial Parade / Getty Images

And HIT THE MARK: What Renée Zellweger looked like as Judy Garland in Judy (2019):

Zellweger singing in a floral dress
Roadside Attractions / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Judy Garland looked like:

Garland singing on stage in the 1960s
Hulton Archive / Getty Images

If *you* could cast an actor to portray a famous person in a TV/movie biopic, who would it be? Let us know in the comments below!