Now I've Seen Everything
Now I've Seen Everything

15 Movie Stars Who Played Real People, and We Can Barely Tell Them Apart

A casting director can make or break a film since they’re the ones responsible for assigning actors to roles. Their choices are especially important when it comes to movies whose characters are based on real people. Luckily, some don’t give in to pressure and end up picking the exact right actor for the job.

Now I’ve Seen Everything collected examples of uncanny resemblance in the cinema in times when actors truly became who they were portraying.

1. Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston in Whitney

2. Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman

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3. Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs, Battle of the Sexes

4. Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya

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5. Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light

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6. Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens in The Invisible Woman

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7. Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick

8. Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco

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9. Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in Jobs

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10. Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel in Coco avant Chanel

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11. Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes

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12. Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in Jimi: All Is By My Side

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13. Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart in Amelia

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14. Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown

15. Rooney Mara as Audrey Hepburn in an upcoming biopic

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Do you consider these actors to be very similar-looking to the real-life people they played? Or do you think they should have tried harder?

Preview photo credit East News, Whitney Houston / YouTube
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