14 Actors Who Portrayed Famous People Flawlessly

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Biopics are movies that choose to follow the life of a famous or noteworthy person by being true to their life story. While accuracy plays a massive role in these films, sometimes producers and filmmakers choose to take some liberties and add non-factual elements. What they are trying to stay 100% accurate about though, is the main star. It seems that representation is the number 1 priority and actors appear to love taking on these roles.

1. Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody

2. Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn

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3. Jennifer Lopez as Selena Quintanilla, Selena

4. Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

5. Javier Bardem as Pablo Escobar in Loving Pablo

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6. John Travolta as John Gotti in Gotti

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7. Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator

8. O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube in Straight Outta Compton

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9. James Franco as James Dean in James Dean

10. Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything

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11. Jennifer Love Hewitt as Audrey Hepburn in The Audrey Hepburn Story

12. Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in Respect

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13. Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo, Frida

14. Austin Butler as Elvis Presley in Elvis

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Which portrayal surprised and amazed you the most? Do you think that maybe some other actor would be a perfect fit to play a famous person?


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