May 23, 2013

50 Side by Side Comparisons of Actors and the People They Portrayed

 

Last week, Redditor banana_rhino compiled two large galleries of biopic actors and their real life counterparts (here and here).

From artists and musicians, to politicians and sports figures, the biopic is a popular film type in Hollywood and can be a defining role for many actors. While the selection below runs the gamut of ‘critical acclaim’, the visual resemblance is quite uncanny.

To see the complete galleries compiled by banana_rhino visit the following Imgur albums: ALBUM 1 | ALBUM 2

[via Reddit 1, 2]

 

1. Abraham Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

Abraham-Lincoln

 

 

2. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez
Jennifer Lopez (Selena)

Selena-Quintanilla-Perez-(Jennifer-Lopez-in-Selena)

 

 

3. James Dean
James Franco (James Dean)

James-Dean-(James-Franco-in-James-Dean)

 

 

4. Aileen Wuornos
Charlize Theron (Monster)

Aileen-Wuornos-(Charlize-Theron-in-Monster)

 

 

5. Mark Zuckerberg
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)

Mark-Zuckerberg-(Jesse-Eisenberg-in-The-Social-Network)

 

 

6. Marilyn Monroe
Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)

Marilyn-Monroe-(Michelle-Williams-in-My-Week-With-Marilyn)

 

 

7. Jimi Hendrix
Andre 3000 (All Is By My Side)

Jimi-Hendrix-(Andre-3000-in-All-Is-By-My-Side)

 

 

8. Jim Morrison
Val Kilmer (The Doors)

Jim-Morrison-(Val-Kilmer-in-The-Doors)

 

 

9. Eva Perón
Madonna (Evita)

Eva-Peron-(Madonna-in-Evita)

 

 

10. Malcolm X
Denzel Washington (Malcolm X)

Malcolm-X-(Denzel-Washington-in-Malcolm-X)

 

 

11. Mohandas K. Gandhi
Sir Ben Kingsley (Gandhi)

Ghandi

 

 

12. Elizabeth II
Helen Mirren (The Queen)

Queen-Elizabeth

 

 

13. Howard Hughes
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Aviator)

Howard-Hughes-(Leonardo-DiCaprio-in-The-Aviator)

 

 

14. Charlie Chaplin
Robert Downey Jr. (Chaplin)

Charlie-Chaplin-(Robert-Downey-Jr

 

 

15. Coco Chanel
Audrey Tautou (Coco Before Chanel)

Coco-Chanel-(Audrey-Tautou-in-Coco-Before-Chanel)

 

 

16. Sid Vicious
Gary Oldman (Sid and Nancy)

Sid-Vicious-(Gary-Oldman-in-Sid-&-Nancy)

 

 

17. Ray Charles
Jamie Foxx (Ray)

Ray-Charles-(Jamie-Foxx-in-Ray)

 

 

18. Bob Dylan
Cate Blanchett (I’m Not There)

Bob-Dylan-(Cate-Blanchett-in-I'm-Not-There)

 

 

19. George W. Bush
Josh Brolin (W.)

George-W.-Bush-(Josh-Brolin-in-W

 

 

20. Idi Amin
Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland)

Idi-Amin-(Forest-Whitaker-in-The-Last-King-of-Scotland)

 

 

21. Margaret Thatcher
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

Margaret-Thatcher-(Meryl-Streep-in-The-Iron-Lady)

 

 

22. Billy Beane
Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

Billy-Beane-(Brad-Pitt-in-Moneyball)

 

 

23. Muhammad Ali
Will Smith (Ali)

Muhammad-Ali-(Will-Smith-in-Ali)

 

 

24. Aron Ralston
James Franco (127 Hours)

Aaron-Ralston-(James-Franco-in-127-Hours)

 

 

25. Frida Kahlo
Salma Hayek (Frida)

Frida-Kahlo-(Salma-Hayek-in-Frida)

 

 

26. Andy Kaufman
Jim Carrey (Man on the Moon)

Andy-Kaufman-(Jim-Carrey-in-Man-On-The-Moon)

 

 

27. Alfred Hitchcock
Anthony Hopkins (Hitchcock)

Alfred-Hitchcock

 

 

28. Bettie Page
Gretchen Mol (The Notorious Bettie Page)

Bettie-Page-(Gretchen-Mol,-The-Notorious-Bettie-Page)

 

 

29. Buddy Holly
Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story)

Buddy-Holly-(Gary-Busey-in-The-Buddy-Holly-Story)

 

 

30. Johnny Cash
Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line)

Johnny-Cash

 

 

31. Sammy Davis Jr.
Don Cheadle (The Rat Pack)

Sammy-Davis-Jr

 

 

32. Julia Child
Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)

Julia-Child-(Meryl-Streep-in-Julie-&-Julia)

 

 

33. J. Edgar Hoover
Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar)

J

 

 

34. General Geroge S. Patton
George C. Scott (Patton)

General-George-S.-Patton-Jr.-(George-C

 

 

35. Harry S. Truman
Gary Sinise (Truman)

Harry-S

 

 

36. David Frost
Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon)

David-Frost-(Michael-Sheen-in-FrostNixon)

 

 

37. Pablo Picasso
Anthony Hopkins (Surviving Picasso)

Pablo-Picasso-(Anthony-Hopkins-in-Surviving-Picasso)

 

 

38. Harvey Milk
Sean Penn (Milk)

Harvey-Milk-(Sean-Penn-in-Milk)

 

 

39. Vincent van Gogh
Kirk Douglas (Lust for Life)

Vincent-Van-Gogh-(Kirk-Douglas-in-Lust-For-Life)

 

 

40. Oskar Schindler
Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List)

Oskar-Schindler-(Liam-Neeson-in-Schindler's-List)

 

 

41. Mariane Pearl
Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart)

Mariane-Pearl-(Angelina-Jolie-in-A-Mighty-Heart)

 

 

42. Truman Capote
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)

Truman-Capote-(Philip-Seymour-Hoffman-in-Capote)

 

 

43. Nelson Mandela
Morgan Freeman (Invictus)

Nelson-Mandela-(Morgan-Freeman-in-Invictus)

 

 

44. Oscar Wilde
Stephen Fry (Wilde)

Oscar-Wilde-(Stephen-Fry-in-Wilde)

 

 

45. Salvador Dali
Adrien Brody (Midnight in Paris)

Salvador-Dali-(Adrien-Brody-in-Midnight-in-Paris)

 

 

46. Lee Harvey Oswald
Gary Oldman (JFK)

Lee-Harvey-Oswald-(Gary-Oldman-in-JFK)

 

 

47. Ernesto “Che” Guevara
Benicio del Toro (Che)

Ernesto-Che-Guevara-(Benicio-Del-Toro-in-Che)

 

 

48. Jerry Lee Lewis
Dennis Quaid (Great Balls of Fire!)

Jerry-Lee-Lewis-(Dennis-Quaid-in-Great-Balls-of-Fire!)

 

 

49. Sarah Palin
Julianne Moore (Game Change)

Sarah-Palin-(Julianne-Moore-in-Game-Change)

 

 

50. Steve Jobs
Ashton Kutcher (Jobs)

Steve-Jobs

 

 

 

See the Complete Galleries on Imgur Here and Here

 

 

 

 

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