28 Actors And Actresses Vs. Historic People They Played


ben Kingsley as the Indian Leader Mahatma Gandhi in the biopic Gandhi (1982) for which he won an Oscar.

Acting may look easy on the screen, but in reality it is a very serious business. These actors and actresses have a ton of challenges to face, many expectations to live up to when they take up a role. Sometimes they have to undergo drastic transformations to portray a character on the screen. Take a look at how these various actors and actresses underwent unbelievable transformations to play the role of some iconic historic people.

So Let’s Take A Look At 28 Actors And Actresses Vs. Historic People They Played!

1. Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne playing the role of Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Wilde in the Movie ‘The Theory Of Everything (2014)’.

2. Jamie Foxx playing the role of Ray Charles in his Biopic ‘Ray (2004)’.

3. Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison in the film ‘The Doors (1991)’.

4. Meryl Streep playing the role of iconic leader Margaret Thatcher in ‘The Iron Lady (2011)’.

5. Robert Downey Jr. As the famous comedian Charlie Chaplin in the film ‘Chaplin (1992)’.

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6. Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler in the film ‘Downfall (2004)’.

7. Jennifer Lopez as Selena Quintanilla-Perez in the film ‘Selena (1997)’.

8. Ben Kingsley as the Indian Leader Mahatma Gandhi in the biopic ‘Gandhi (1982)’ for which he won an Oscar.

9. Gary Oldman as the legendary musician Ludwig Van Beethoven in ‘Immortal Beloved (1994)’.

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10. Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in ‘Lincoln (2012)’.

11. Salmya Hayek as Frida Kahlo in the film ‘Frida (2002)’.

12. Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in the film ‘I’m Not There (2007)’.

13. Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in the biopic film ‘Jobs (2013)’.

14. Hellen Mirren as HM Queen Elizabeth II in the film ‘The Queen (2007)’.

28 Actors And Actresses Vs. Historic People They Played

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15. Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock in the film ‘Hitchcock (2012)’.

16. Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass in the film ‘The Revenant (2016)’ for which he won an Oscar.

17. Will Smith as Mohammad Ali in the film ‘Ali (2001)’.

18. Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos in the film ‘Monster (2003)’.

19. Kirk Douglas as the painter Vincent Van Gogh in the film ‘Lust For Life (1956)’.

20. Morgan Freeman as the leader Nelson Mandela in the film ‘Invictus (2009)’.

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21. Marion Ctillard as Edith Piaf in the film ‘La Vie En Rose (2007)’.

22. Adrien Brody as Salvador Dali in the film ‘Midnight In Paris (2011)’.

23. Geoffrey Rush as Peter Sellers in the film’ The Life And Death of Peter Sellers (2004)’.

24. Denzel Washington as Malcolm X in the film ‘Malcolm X (1992)’.

25. Anthony Hopkins as Pablo Picasso in the film ‘Surviving Picasso (1996)’.

26. Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in the film ‘My Week With Marilyn (2011)’.

27. Johnny Depp as James Whitney Bulger in the film ‘Black Mass (2015)’.

28. Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote in the film ‘Capote (2005)’.

So guys these actors and actresses have done a phenomenal job of replicating these historic people, it’s pretty to believe the people in the picture are different. So who do you think has done the best job of portraying a historic personality on the screen? Let us know your answers in the comments section, feel free to express your views and opinions with us. And don’t forget to like our Facebook page Humor Nation for more interesting stuff.
Anshay Tomar
A movie buff, an Otaku, huge MMA and pro-wrestling follower. I'm a tumblr addict, have many fandoms and I'm also an aspiring artist. Works as a Content Writer.

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