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    Updated on May 7, 2020. Posted on May 6, 2020

    These Side-By-Side Photos Show The "Waco" Cast Vs. The People They Played

    Taylor Kitsch truly transformed into David Koresh.

    1. Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh:

    Paramount Network, McLennan County Sheriff's Office / Waco Tribune-Herald via AP

    This is an undated booking photo of Branch Davidian leader David Koresh before the Waco, Texas, siege in 1993.

    2. Melissa Benoist as Rachel Koresh:

    Paramount Network, AP Photo

    This is an undated photo of Rachel before the Waco siege.

    3. Rory Culkin as David Thibodeau:

    Paramount Network, Chris Pizzello / AP

    This is what David looked like in 1997. He was one of the few survivors of the Waco siege. Also, he was a consultant on the series.

    4. Paul Sparks as Steve Schneider:

    Paramount Network, Elizabeth Baranyai / Getty Images

    This is an undated photo of Steve before the Waco siege.

    5. Andrea Riseborough as Judy Schneider:

    Paramount Network, ABC News / Via youtube.com

    This is what Judy looked like while living at the Waco compound.

    6. John Leguizamo as Robert Rodriguez:

    Paramount Network, Joe Marquette / AP

    This is what Robert looked like in 1995 while testifying on Capitol Hill about the Waco siege. In the series, Robert's name was changed to Jacob Vazquez.

    7. Michael Shannon as Gary Noesner:

    Paramount Pictures, Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

    This is what Gary looked like in 2018. He worked as a consultant on the series.

    8. Taylor and Melissa as David and Rachel:

    Paramount Network, Elizabeth Baranyai / Getty Images

    This is David, Rachel, and their son, Cyrus, in 1986.

    9. Taylor performing "My Sharona" as David:

    Paramount Network, ABC News / Via youtu.be

    This is David performing in undated footage before the Waco siege.

    10. Melissa as Rachel with one of her children:

    Paramount Network, ABC News / Via youtu.be

    11. And finally, Taylor preaching to the Branch Davidians as David:

    Paramount Network, ABC News / Via youtu.be

    This is David talking to his followers in undated footage before the Waco siege.

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