17 Actors Who Masterfully Portrayed Real People on the Screen

4 months ago

Many actors particularly feel the pressure when they have to portray a real person. After all, their performance will be scrutinized not only by millions of viewers but also by the relatives of the character, and sometimes even the character themselves. It’s a double responsibility. However, the actors in our selection have excelled and achieved remarkable resemblances. As a bonus, you’ll find out who will play Audrey Hepburn in the upcoming biopic.

Olivia Williams as Queen Camilla, The Crown

Meg Bellamy as Kate Middleton, The Crown

Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, The Crown

Angela Bassett as Tina Turner, What’s Love Got to Do with It

Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis, Feud

20thCentFox / Courtesy Everett Collection / East News, © Feud / Ryan Murphy Productions and co-producers

Naomi Ackie as Whitney Houston, I Wanna Dance with Somebody

Jalyn Hall as Emmett Till, Till

John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, American Crime Story

Trevante Rhodes as Mike Tyson, Mike

Evan Agostini/Invision / AP / East News, © Mike / 20th Television and co-producers

Jessica Chastain as Tammy Wynette, George & Tammy

Mark Rylance as Maurice Flitcroft, The Phantom of the Open

Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein, Maestro

Courtesy Everett Collection / Everett Collection / East News, © Maestro / Amblin Entertainment and co-producers

Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren, The Girl

Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford, Feud

Kerry Washington as Anita Hill, Confirmation

Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Olivier, My Week With Marilyn

Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Bonus: Rooney Mara as Audrey Hepburn in an upcoming biopic

Luiz Martinez/Broadimage/EAST NEWS, Paramount Pictures/Collection Christophel/East News

Take a look at other talented actors who are capable of convincingly portraying real people on screen.

Preview photo credit ASSOCIATED PRESS/East News, The Crown / Left Bank Pictures and co-producers


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