15 Actors Who Looked Identical To Their Historical Characters

When making a film on historical characters it makes a huge difference when the actors look just like the people they are portraying.

1. Eddie Redmayne And Felicity Jones As Stephen Hawking With His Wife Jane Wilde

In 2014 Eddie Redmayne And Felicity Jones stared as Stephen Hawking and his wife in the British romantic drama The Theory Of Everything.

The film was based on Hawking’s wife’s memoir book Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.

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2. Jamie Foxx As Ray Charles

Jamie Foxx stared in the 2004 biographical movie Ray which focused on thirty years of the rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles.

3. Robert Downey Jr. As Charlie Chaplin

Robert Downey Jr. stared in the 1992 British American biographical film Chaplin. The movie was adapted from the book My Autobiography by Chaplin and Chaplin.

4. Val Kilmer As Jim Morrison

Val Kilmer took on the role of Jim Morrison in the 1991 biographical movie The Doors. It showed the lives of the 1960–70s rock band The Doors and focused mainly on the life of its late lead singer, Jim Morrison.

5. Daniel Day‑Lewis As Abraham Lincoln

Daniel Day‑Lewis starred in the 2012 historical drama Lincoln. The film was loosely based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and shows the final four months of Lincoln’s

6. Cate Blanchett As Bob Dylan

Cate Blanchett stared in the 2007 biographical musical called I’m Not There. The movie was inspired by the life and music of American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.

7. Meryl Streep As Margaret Thatcher

Meryl Streep’s role in the 2011 British drama The Iron Lady was thought to be one of Meryl’s best performances to date. The film shows the life of Margaret Thatcher who became prime minister of Great Britain.

8. Jennifer Lopez As Selena Quintanilla-Pérez

Jennifer Lopez portrayed the Latin singer in the 1997 movie Selena. The movie shows how Selena managed to earn success in a highly difficult business and went on to become the top Latin artist of the ’90s” and the “best selling Latin artist of the decade.

9. Hellen Mirren As HM Queen Elizabeth II

Helen Mirren played the role as The Queen of England in the 2007 British fictional movie The Queen. The film depicts the British Royal Family’s response to the death of Princess Diana back in 1997.

10. Gary Oldman As Ludwig Van Beethoven

Gary Starred as the famous composer in the 1994 movie Immortal Beloved. The film follows Beethoven’s secretary and first biographer Anton Schindler (Jeroen Krabbé) as he attempts to ascertain the true identity of the Unsterbliche Geliebte (Immortal Beloved) addressed in three letters found in the late composer’s private papers.

11. Salma Hayek As Frida Kahlo

Salma Hayek took on the role of Frida in the 2002 American biopic drama Frida. The movie depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

12. Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs

Ashton Kutcher played the late Apple inventor in the 2013 biographical drama Jobs.

13. Anthony Hopkins As Alfred Hitchcock

Anthony Hopkins looked almost identical to the famous horror movie director in the 2012 film Hitchcock.

14. Denzel Washington As Malcolm X

Could you imagine anybody any better than Denzel washington for playing Malcolm in the 1992 American epic biographical drama?

15. Anthony Hopkins As Pablo Picasso

Anthony Hopkins took on the role as the famous painter Pablo Picasso in the 1996 movie Surviving Picasso.

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