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24 Actors Who Either Did Or Didn't Resemble The Famous People They Portrayed In Movies And TV Shows

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Zoe Saldaña should not have played Nina Simone.

Here's what Austin Butler looked like as Elvis Presley in Elvis (2022):

Butler in "Elvis"

And here's what the real Elvis Presley looked like:

Elvis in the '50s

Here's what Ana de Armas looked like as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde (2022):

De Armas in "Blonde"

And here's what the real Marilyn Monroe looked like:

Monroe in the '50s

Here's what Emma Corrin looked like as Princess Diana in Season 4 of The Crown (2020):

Corrin wearing Princess Diana's famous blue dress and white scarf

And here's what the real Princess Diana looked like:

Princess Diana posing with her engagement ring and wearing a blue dress in 1981

Here's what Rami Malek looked like as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018):

Malek with long, wavy hair and a hippie collared shirt/coat

And here's what the real Freddie Mercury looked like:

Mercury posing for a portrait in 1973

Here's what Margot Robbie looked like as Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots (2018):

Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I

And here's what the real Queen Elizabeth I looked like:

Queen Elizabeth I in 1750s

Here's what Naomi Ackie looked like as Whitney Houston in Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (2022):

Ackie in "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"

And here's what the real Whitney Houston looked like:

Houston at the Super Bowl in 1991

Here's what Jennifer Hudson looked like as Aretha Franklin in Respect (2021):

Hudson in "Respect"

And here's what the real Aretha Franklin looked like:

Franklin in the '60s

Here's what Tom Hanks looked like as Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019):

Hanks in a red sweater tying his shoes

And here's what the real Fred Rogers looked like:

Rogers in a red sweater at the National Museum of American History in the early '80s

Here's what Beyoncé looked like as Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008):

Beyoncé sitting in a chair with short, blonde hair

And here's what the real Etta James looked like:

James posing for a portrait in 1965

Here's what Leonardo DiCaprio looked like as Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004):

DiCaprio wearing a suit and tie

And here's what the real Howard Hughes looked like:

Hughes posing for a portrait after breaking cross-country flight record in 1936

Here's what Angelina Jolie looked like as Gia Carangi in Gia (1998):

Jolie in a halter dress with curly hair

And here's what the real Gia Carangi looked like:

Carangi posing for a photo in front of a fire in the early '80s

Here's what Lily James looks like as Pamela Anderson in Pam & Tommy (2022):

James in a bright red swimsuit in "Pam & Tommy"

And here's what the real Pamela Anderson looks like:

Anderson in a bright-colored bathing suit on the beach on "Baywatch"

Here's what Denzel Washington looked like as Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992):

Washington wearing suit, tie, and Malcolm X glasses (black, round rim)

And here's what the real Malcolm X looked like:

Malcolm X smiling while leaning his arm on the side of a booth

Here's what Zoe Saldaña looked like as Nina Simone in Nina (2016):

Saldaña smoking a cigarette in "Nina"

And here's what the real Nina Simone looked like:

Simone performing on TV in 1968