Actors and Historic People They Played

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Acting is really unlimited art. But the biggest challenge the actors face is when they have to play famous people of our lives. Sometimes they embody their characters so well that we forget we are watching a movie. Let’s see some of the best screen incarnations in which stars literally merge with the characters they play.

1. Eddie Redmayne And Felicity Jones As Stephen Hawking With His Wife Jane Wilde In The Theory Of Everything (2014)
Eddie Redmayne And Felicity Jones As Stephen Hawking With His Wife Jane Wilde In The Theory Of Everything (2014)
2. Jamie Foxx As Ray Charles In Ray (2004)
Jamie Foxx As Ray Charles In Ray (2004)
3. Robert Downey Jr. As Charlie Chaplin In Chaplin (1992)
Robert Downey Jr. As Charlie Chaplin In Chaplin (1992)
4. Ben Kingsley As Mahatma Gandhi In Gandhi (1982)
Ben Kingsley As Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi In Gandhi (1982)
5. Val Kilmer As Jim Morrison In The Doors (1991)
Val Kilmer As Jim Morrison In The Doors (1991)
6. Daniel Day‑Lewis As Abraham Lincoln In Lincoln (2012)
Daniel Day‑Lewis As Abraham Lincoln In Lincoln (2012)
7. Cate Blanchett As Bob Dylan In I’m Not There (2007)
Cate Blanchett As Bob Dylan In I'm Not There (2007)
8. Meryl Streep As Margaret Thatcher In The Iron Lady (2011)
Meryl Streep As Margaret Thatcher In The Iron Lady (2011)
9. Charlize Theron As Aileen Wuornos In Monster (2003)
Charlize Theron As Aileen Wuornos In Monster (2003)
10. Jennifer Lopez As Selena Quintanilla-Pérez In Selena (1997)
Jennifer Lopez As Selena Quintanilla-Pérez In Selena (1997)
11. Hellen Mirren As HM Queen Elizabeth II In The Queen (2007)
Hellen Mirren As HM Queen Elizabeth II In The Queen (2007)
12. Gary Oldman As Ludwig Van Beethoven In Immortal Beloved (1994)
Gary Oldman As Ludwig Van Beethoven In Immortal Beloved (1994)
13. Bruno Ganz As Adolf Hitler In Downfall (2004)
Bruno Ganz As Adolf Hitler In Downfall (2004)
14. Salma Hayek As Frida Kahlo In Frida (2002)
Salma Hayek As Frida Kahlo In Frida (2002)
15. Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs In Jobs (2013)
Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs In Jobs (2013)
16. Kirk Douglas As Vincent Van Gogh In Lust For Life (1956)
Kirk Douglas As Vincent Van Gogh In Lust For Life (1956)
17. Marion Cotillard As Édith Piaf In La Vie En Rose (2007)
Marion Cotillard As Édith Piaf In La Vie En Rose (2007)
18. Adrien Brody As Salvador Dali In Midnight In Paris (2011)
Adrien Brody As Salvador Dali In Midnight In Paris (2011)
19. Anthony Hopkins As Alfred Hitchcock In Hitchcock (2012)
Anthony Hopkins As Alfred Hitchcock In Hitchcock (2012)
20. André 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In Jimi: All Is By My Side (2013)
André 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In Jimi: All Is By My Side (2013)
21. Gary Oldman And Chloe Webb As Sid Vicious And His Girlfriend Nancy Spungen In Sid And Nancy (1986)
Gary Oldman And Chloe Webb As Sid Vicious And Nancy Spungen In Sid And Nancy (1986)
22. Denzel Washington As Malcolm X In Malcolm X (1992)
Denzel Washington As Malcolm X In Malcolm X (1992)
23. Hannah Taylor-Gordon As Anne Frank In Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Hannah Taylor-Gordon As Anne Frank In Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
24. Morgan Freeman As Nelson Mandela In Invictus (2009)
Morgan Freeman As Nelson Mandela In Invictus (2009)
25. Stephen Fry As Oscar Wilde In Wilde (1997)
Stephen Fry As Oscar Wilde In Wilde (1997)
26. Anthony Hopkins As Pablo Picasso In Surviving Picasso (1996)
Anthony Hopkins As Pablo Picasso In Surviving Picasso (1996)
27. Geoffrey Rush As Peter Sellers In The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers (2004)
Geoffrey Rush As Peter Sellers In The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers (2004)
28. James Franco As James Dean In James Dean (2001)
James Franco As James Dean In James Dean (2001)
29. Robert Downey Jr. As Charlie Chaplin In Chaplin (1992)
Robert Downey Jr. As Charlie Chaplin In Chaplin (1992)
30. Sean Penn As Harvey Milk In Milk (2008)
Sean Penn As Harvey Milk In Milk (2008)
31. Hilary Swank As Amelia Earhart In Amelia (2009)
Hilary Swank As Amelia Earhart In Amelia (2009)
32. Audrey Tautou As Coco Chanel In Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Audrey Tautou As Coco Chanel In Coco Before Chanel (2009)
33. Daniel Brühl As Niki Lauda In Rush (2013)
Daniel Brühl As Niki Lauda In Rush (2013)
34. Michelle Williams As Marilyn Monroe In My Week With Marilyn (2011)
Michelle Williams As Marilyn Monroe In My Week With Marilyn (2011)

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