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Famous People vs. the Actors Who Played Them

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1. Grace of Monaco (2014)
Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly (an American film actress and the wife of Prince Rainier III of Monaco.She retired from acting at the age of 26 to marry Prince Rainier and enter upon her duties in Monaco)


People who added this item 195  Average listal rating (104 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.5 
2. Fruitvale Station (2013)
Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant (a young man who was killed by BART police officer at the Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station in Oakland, California)


People who added this item 378  Average listal rating (221 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.6 
3. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Tom Hanks as Walt Disney (an American business magnate, animator, cartoonist, producer, director, screenwriter, entrepreneur, and voice actor.A major figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as an international icon,and philanthropist, well known for his influence and contributions to the field of entertainment during the 20th century)



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Emma Thompson as P.L Travers (n Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist.In 1933, she began writing her series of children's novels about the mystical and magical English nanny Mary Poppins. During WWII, while working for the British Ministry of Information; she travelled to New York where Roy Disney first contacted her about selling the Mary Poppins character to the Disney studio for film use)


People who added this item 113  Average listal rating (45 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.4 
4. Diana (2013)
Naomi Watts as Diana,Princess of Wales (the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.Her wedding to the Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981 was held at St Paul's Cathedral and seen by a global television audience of over 750 million. While married she bore the titles Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess of Chester and Baroness of Renfrew. The marriage produced two sons, the princes William and Harry, who were respectively second and third in the line of succession to the British throne throughout her lifetime)


People who added this item 251  Average listal rating (161 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
5. Lone Survivor (2013)
Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttell (a former United States Navy SEAL, who received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for his actions in June 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wings)


People who added this item 936  Average listal rating (566 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
6. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup (a free-born African American from New York, the son of a freed slave. A farmer and violinist, he owned a property in Hebron.In 1841 he was kidnapped by slave-traders, having been enticed with a job offer as a violinist. When he accompanied his supposed employers to Washington, DC, they drugged him and sold him as a slave.)


People who added this item 693  Average listal rating (458 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
7. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof (an AIDS patient who began smuggling unapproved pharmaceutical drugs into Texas when he found them effective at improving his symptoms)


People who added this item 261  Average listal rating (159 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.7 
8. Philomena (2013)
Judi Dench as Philomena Lee (a woman who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent)


People who added this item 508  Average listal rating (314 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
9. Rush (2013)
Daniel Bruhl as Niki Lauda ( an Austrian former Formula One racing driver who was the F1 World Champion three times in 1975, 1977 and 1984)



Also
Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt ( a British racing driver who won the Formula One World Championship in 1976. After retiring from racing in 1979, Hunt became a media commentator and businessman)


People who added this item 4  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
10. Monica Z (2013)
Edda Magnason as Monica Zetterlund (a Swedish actress and singer)


People who added this item 1077  Average listal rating (656 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
11. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort (an American motivational speaker and former stockbroker. He was convicted of fraud crimes related to stock market manipulation and running a penny stock boiler room for which he spent 22 months in prison)


People who added this item 582  Average listal rating (406 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
12. Captain Phillips (2013)
Tom Hanks as Richard Phillips (a US merchant mariner and author, who served as captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009)



Also
Barkhad Abdi as Abduwali Muse (a Somali ship hijacker. He is the sole survivor of four pirates who hijacked the MV Maersk Alabama in April 2009 and then held the captain for ransom)


People who added this item 229  Average listal rating (104 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.2 
13. Lovelace (2013)
Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace (an American pornographic actress who was famous for her performance in the enormously successful 1972 hardcore porn film Deep Throat. She later denounced her pornography career and became a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement)


People who added this item 185  Average listal rating (124 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 5.9 
14. Jobs (2013)
Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs (an American entrepreneur,marketer and inventor who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.Through Apple, he is widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies".Jobs also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios)


People who added this item 734  Average listal rating (391 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
15. Gangster Squad (2013)
Sean Penn as Mickey Cohen ( a gangster based in Los Angeles and part of the Jewish Mafia, and also had strong ties to the American Mafia from the 1930s through 1960s)


People who added this item 521  Average listal rating (268 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
16. Hitchcock (2012)
Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcok (an English film director and producer.He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, billed as England's best director, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in 1939)



Also
Hellen Mirren as Alma Reville ( an English assistant director, screenwriter,editor and wife of Alfred Hitchcock)

People who added this item 1206  Average listal rating (832 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
17. Argo (2012)
Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez (an American CIA technical operations officer, now retired, who specialized in support of clandestine and covert CIA operations. He has written three memoirs about his CIA experiences.
Mendez was decorated, and is now widely known, for his on-the-scene management of the "Canadian caper" during the Iran hostage crisis, in which he exfiltrated six American diplomats from Iran in November 1979. Posing as a Canadian film crew, they were accompanied by Dennis Packer, a CBC cameraman. As part of their cover, the diplomats carried passports issued by the Canadian government to document them as Canadian citizens)


People who added this item 965  Average listal rating (490 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
18. Lincoln (2012)
Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln (the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln successfully led his country through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization)


People who added this item 702  Average listal rating (372 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
19. J. Edgar (2011)
Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover (the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972. Hoover is credited with building the FBI into a large and efficient crime-fighting agency, and with instituting a number of modernizations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories)


People who added this item 1643  Average listal rating (987 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
20. Hugo (2011)
Ben Kingsley as George Melies ( a French illusionist and filmmaker famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès, a prolific innovator in the use of special effects, accidentally discovered the substitution stop trick in 1896, and was one of the first filmmakers to use multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted colour in his work)
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People who added this item 248  Average listal rating (130 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
21. The Iceman (2012)
Michael Shannon as Richard Kuklinski (an American mass murderer who was convicted for three murders. Kuklinski was given the nickname "Iceman" for his method of freezing a victim to confuse the time of death. The 6'5" (196 cm), 300 pound (135 kg) Kuklinski lived with his wife and children in the suburb of Dumont, New Jersey prior to his arrest. His family was apparently unaware of Kuklinski's double life and crimes.A New Jersey Police task force was formed after Kuklinski was suspected of two murders.A year-long undercover investigation led to his arrest)


People who added this item 721  Average listal rating (368 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
22. My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe (an American actress, singer, model and showgirl who became a major sex symbol,starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s)



Also
Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Olivier (an English actor, director, and producer. He was one of the most famous and revered actors of the 20th century)


People who added this item 588  Average listal rating (336 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
23. The Iron Lady (2011)
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher (a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. During her time as prime minister, Thatcher's strict conservative policies, hard line against trade unions and tough rhetoric in opposition to the Soviet Union earned her the nickname the "Iron Lady")



suggested by Gaby


People who added this item 954  Average listal rating (614 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
24. Moneyball (2011)
Brad Pitt as Billy Beane (a former Major League Baseball player and the current general manager and minority owner of the Oakland Athletics)

People who added this item 952  Average listal rating (513 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.5 
25. A Dangerous Method (2011)
Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud (an Austrian neurologist who founded the discipline of psychoanalysis.Freud went on to develop theories about the unconscious mind and the mechanism of repression, and established the field of verbal psychotherapy by creating psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient (or "analysand") and a psychoanalyst)



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Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung (a Swiss psychiatrist and the founder of analytical psychology. Jung is considered the first modern psychiatrist to view the human psyche as "by nature religious" and make it the focus of exploration.Jung is one of the best known researchers in the field of dream analysis and symbolization. While he was a fully involved and practicing clinician, much of his life's work was spent exploring tangential areas, including Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology, and sociology, as well as literature and the arts)


People who added this item 659  Average listal rating (326 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.7 
26. Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Audrey Tautou as Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel ( a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist thought, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an important figure in 20th-century fashion. She was the founder of one of the most famous fashion brands, Chanel)

suggested by MihaM

People who added this item 305  Average listal rating (174 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
27. Fair Game (2010)
Naomi Watts as Valerie Plame (a former United States CIA Operations Officer and the author of a memoir detailing her career and the events leading up to her resignation from the CIA)


Also:
Sean Penn as Joe Wilson (a former United States diplomat best known for his 2002 trip to Niger to investigate allegations that Saddam Hussein was attempting to purchase yellowcake uranium; his New York Times op-ed piece, "What I Didn't Find in Africa";[1] and the subsequent "outing" of his wife Valerie Plame as a CIA agent)

People who added this item 2416  Average listal rating (1574 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
28. The King's Speech (2010)
Colin Firth as King George VI ( King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India, and the first Head of the Commonwealth)


Also
Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue ( an Australian speech therapist and stage actor who successfully treated, among others, King George VI, who had a pronounced stammer)

suggested by Rah

People who added this item 145  Average listal rating (70 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
29. Gainsbourg (2010)
Eric Elmosnino as Serge Gainsbourg (a French singer-songwriter,actor and director.Gainsbourg's extremely varied musical style and individuality make him difficult to categorize.His legacy has been firmly established,and he is often regarded as one of the world's most influential popular musicians)


People who added this item 1592  Average listal rating (894 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
30. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Cowa... (2007)
Brad Pitt as Jesse James (an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. Already a celebrity when he was alive, he became a legendary figure of the Wild West after his death)


People who added this item 3005  Average listal rating (1945 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
31. The Social Network (2010)
Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg (an American software developer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is chief executive and president. It was co-founded as a private company in 2004 by Zuckerberg and classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while they were students at Harvard University.In 2010, Zuckerberg was named Time magazine's Person of the Year.


suggested by Zora

People who added this item 942  Average listal rating (513 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
32. La Vie en Rose (2007)
Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf [a French singer and cultural icon who became universally regarded as France's greatest popular singer.Her singing reflected her life, with her specialty being ballads. Among her songs are "La Vie en rose" (1946), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960), "Hymne à l'amour" (1949), "Milord" (1959), "La Foule" (1957), "l'Accordéoniste" (1955), and "Padam... Padam..." (1951)]




People who added this item 1174  Average listal rating (644 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
33. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow (an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada.A pioneer of television news broadcasting, Murrow produced a series of TV news reports that helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy.


People who added this item 211  Average listal rating (105 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.8 
34. Amelia (2009)
Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart (a noted American aviation pioneer and author.Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross,[3] awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.She set many other records,wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots)

People who added this item 3542  Average listal rating (2099 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
35. The Pianist (2002)
Adrien Brody as Wladyslaw Szpilman ( a Polish-Jewish pianist, composer, and memoirist who he survived from the Holocaust)


People who added this item 1915  Average listal rating (1191 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
36. 127 Hours (2010)
James Franco as Aron Rolstin (an American mountain climber and public speaker. He became widely known in May 2003 when, while canyoneering in Utah, he was forced by an accident to amputate his right arm with a dull knife in order to free himself from a boulder.)


suggested by Gaby

People who added this item 1111  Average listal rating (687 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
37. Julie & Julia (2009)
Meryl Streep as Julia Child ( American chef,author, and television personality)


People who added this item 244  Average listal rating (140 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
38. Il divo: La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andr... (2008)
Toni Servillo as Giulio Andreotti (an Italian politician of the now dissolved centrist Christian Democracy party. He served as the 42nd Prime Minister of Italy from 1972 to 1973, from 1976 to 1979 and from 1989 to 1992. He also served as Minister of the Interior (1954 and 1978), Defense Minister (1959–1966 and 1974) and Foreign Minister (1983–1989) and he has been a senator for life since 1991.Andreotti was investigated for his role in the 1979 murder of Mino Pecorelli, a journalist who had published allegations that Andreotti had links with the Mafia and with the kidnapping of Aldo Moro. A court acquitted him in 1999 after a trial that lasted three years, but he was convicted on appeal in November 2002 and sentenced to twenty-four years' imprisonment. The eighty-three-year-old Andreotti was immediately released pending an appeal. On October 30, 2003 an appeal court overturned the conviction and acquitted Andreotti of the original murder charge. That same year, the court of Palermo acquitted him of ties to the Mafia, but only on grounds of expiry of statutory terms. The court established that Andreotti had indeed had strong ties to the Mafia until 1980, and had used them to further his political career to such an extent as to be considered part of the Mafia itself.)


People who added this item 2484  Average listal rating (1373 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
39. Ed Wood (1994)
Johnny Depp as Ed Wood (an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author, and editor, who often performed many of these functions simultaneously. In the 1950s, Wood made a number of cheap genre films, now enjoyed for their technical errors, unsophisticated special effects, large amounts of ill-fitting stock footage, idiosyncratic dialogue, eccentric casts and outlandish plot elements, although his flair for showmanship gave his projects at least a modicum of critical success)


suggested by WreckMe666

People who added this item 339  Average listal rating (215 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
40. Breach (2007)
Ryan Phillippe as Eric O'Neill (a former American FBI operative. He worked as an Investigative Specialist with the Special Surveillance Group (SSG) and played a major role in the arrest and life imprisonment conviction of FBI agent Robert Hanssen for spying on behalf of the Soviet Union and Russia)


Also
Chris Cooper as Robert Hanssen (a former American FBI agent who spied for Soviet and Russian intelligence services against the United States for 22 years from 1979 to 2001)

People who added this item 1869  Average listal rating (1101 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
41. Changeling (2008)
Angelina Jolie as Christine Collins (a phone company supervisor whose nine year old son Walter disappeared from their home in Los Angeles, California on March 10, 1928)


People who added this item 666  Average listal rating (443 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
42. Rescue Dawn (2006)
Christian Bale as Dieter Dengler (a United States Navy Naval aviator during the Vietnam War. He was one of the two survivors,out of seven, to escape from a Pathet Lao prison camp in Laos. He was rescued after 23 days on the run,and was the first captured U.S. airman to escape after six months of torture and imprisonment)


People who added this item 1436  Average listal rating (872 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
43. The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin (a military leader and President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Amin joined the British colonial regiment, the King's African Rifles in 1946. Eventually he held the rank of Major General in the post-colonial Ugandan Army and became its Commander before seizing power in the military coup of January 1971, deposing Milton Obote. He later promoted himself to Field Marshal while he was the head of state.
Amin's rule was characterized by gross human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000 to 500,000)


People who added this item 16  Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
44. The Conquest (2011)
Denis Podalydès as Nicolas Sarkozy (the 23rd and current President of the French Republic and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra. He assumed the office on 16 May 2007 after defeating the Socialist Party candidate Ségolène Royal 10 days earlier)


People who added this item 341  Average listal rating (165 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
45. Pollock (2000)
Ed Harris as Jackson Pollock (an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety. He was regarded as a mostly reclusive artist. He had a volatile personality, and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life)


Suggested by iroak

People who added this item 568  Average listal rating (353 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
46. Patton (1970)
George C.Scott as General George S. Patton Jr. (a United States Army officer best known for his leadership while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II.)


People who added this item 1072  Average listal rating (592 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
47. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Mathieu Amalric as Jean-Do (a French journalist, author and editor of the French fashion magazine ELLE)


People who added this item 1853  Average listal rating (1180 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
48. American Gangster (2007)
Denzel Washington as Frank Lucas ( former U.S. heroin dealer and organized crime boss who operated in Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was particularly known for cutting out middlemen in the drug trade and buying heroin directly from his source in the Golden Triangle)


People who added this item 2372  Average listal rating (1491 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
49. Erin Brockovich (2000)
Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich (an American legal clerk and environmental activist who, despite the lack of a formal law school education, or any legal education, was instrumental in constructing a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) of California in 1993)


People who added this item 2685  Average listal rating (1732 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.6 
50. Apollo 13 (1995)
Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell (a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy, most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control)



Also
Bill Paxton as Fred Haise (an engineer and former NASA astronaut. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. Having flown on Apollo 13, Haise was to be the sixth human to walk on the Moon, but the mission did not land due to a failure aboard the spacecraft)


and
Kevin Bacon as Jack Swigert (a NASA astronaut.Before joining NASA, Swigert was a test pilot. After leaving NASA, he was elected to the US Congress, but died before being sworn in)


 

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Apr 5 14:10
Good work! Theres another Darwin in "The Fall" ;)
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Apr 5 14:11
Great Work !
Theres another Darwin in "The Fall", also Jesus would quite fit in here :D
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Apr 5 15:46
This is one of the better lists I've seen. Good job.
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Apr 5 17:55
ΑΠΙΣΤΕΥΤΗ ΔΟΥΛΕΙΑ! ΜΠΡΑΒΟ!!!
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Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Apr 5 18:58
How bout Michael Sheen for playing Tony Blair, 3 times
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Apr 5 19:03
Ed Wood?
Awesome list!
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Apr 5 20:34
oh!you'right!Thanks!
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Apr 5 20:36
Amazing list!
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Apr 5 21:24
Cool list:) Maybe The Social Network? If poets count then maybe Total Eclipse?
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Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 6 2:50
Jolie as Gia Carangi, Colin Firth as King George VI, Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth, Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette, Jennifer Love Hewitt as Audrey Hepburn, Cate Blanchett as Katherine Hepburn, Poppy Montgomery as Marilyn Monroe, Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick, Guy Pearce as Andy Warhol, Guy Pearce as Harry Houdini...
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 6 3:23
I really like your list alot, its full of great imformation and where as I have not seen what Rah has posted, I still think it should be in there, as well as oddly enough Jonathan rhys meyers sexed up portrayal of king henry the 8th.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 6 12:36
Wow! Great work!
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 6 12:48
Awesome list!
BRAVO!!!!:)
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 6 18:53
awesome! good work
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 6 21:55
Good job. Some of these actors' changes are unbelievable.
And Paul Bettany really looks like young Darwin! 0_0
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 11 0:38
good list !!! you did a good job ;o)
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 26 11:36
i agree with paulo reberto , jared leto played mark chapman in chapter 27 , amaaaaaaaaaaazingly. and i think they looked alike? :D
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 26 13:23
What an amazing list, well done again propelas!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Aug 3 19:32
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 7 19:51
Great list -
Ben Kingsley was so amazing as Gandhi
I felt like I was watching the real thing.
How about Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway
as Bonnie & Clyde?
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 7 20:47
Great list, as usual propelas!
Paul Bettany is amazing as Darwin!

My suggestion is James Franco as Aaron Ralston in "127 hours"
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 7 22:37
Great list!

Might I suggest including the other stages of Bob Dylan portrayed in I'm Not There? Also:

Denzel Washington as Malcolm X
David Bowie as Nikola Tesla (The Prestige)
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs (Almost Famous)
Hayden Christensen as Stephen Glass (Shattered Glass)
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 20 8:52
Ray Liotta as Henry Hill in Goodfellas (1990)
Robert De Niro as Al Capone in The Untouchables (1987)
Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness in The Untouchables (1987)
Johnny Depp as Joseph D. Pistone a.k.a Donnie Brasco in Donnie Brasco (1997)
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 26 18:11
I already voted but I have another suggestion:
It's not released yet but...

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

:)
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 26 18:14
@Gaby yes i know i'm waiting to release first and i'll add it
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 26 20:31
Dakota Fanning as Cherrie Curry
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 27 18:04
Extraordinarily amazing list..:)
will smith as Chris gardner...
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Sep 17 6:46
great list
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 11 19:06
ooh, what about david bowie as nicola tesla in the prestige?
great list.
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 15 4:09
james franco as james dean
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 15 4:28
Peter O'Toole as T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 15 4:33
Good compilation.
This is going to be one of the top voted list :)
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Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 15 5:41
You could add to Boardwalk Empire and Social Netowkr
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 15 13:48
RJ4@ Boardwalk Empire and Social Network are on the list!
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 9 10:46
Awesome research work!
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 9 17:16
Angela Bassett playing Tina Turner
Jennifer Lopez playing Selena
Laurence Fishbourne playing Ike Turner


GREAT LIST!!!!! :):):)
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Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 23 0:23
Ed Harris playing Jackson Pollock, the painter pioneer 'dripping'
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 29 13:37
I was going to vote but I did it already! LOL
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 15 3:40
awesome list,maybe you can add daniel day lewis as abraham lincoln in the 2012 movie named (lincoln)
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 22 22:48
Adrien Brody as Salvador Dalí in Midnight in Paris?
Thanks for adding my previous suggestion! :)
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 12 17:54
Great work! I loved Robert Downey Jr as Charlie Chaplin, Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence, and Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela. Also loved Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. Hayden Panettiere was great as Amanda Knox. You could add Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty as Bonnie and Clyde, Judy Davis as Judy Garland, Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette and of course KIRK DOUGLAS AS VINCENT VAN GOGH.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 15 14:01
Boys Don't Cry !
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at May 20 21:28
Aaron jonson as john lennon in nowhere boy???????? :) please, do not hesitate to contact me if you want further information.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at May 26 22:24
Mark Ruffalo as inspector David Toschi also in Zodiac.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jun 14 13:59
Awesome list! Well done! :)
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 2 23:35
Impressive list well done
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 3 2:57
Very well done list.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 3 14:29
one of the best lists i've seen..there is also james caan and billy d williams as brian picolo and gayle sayers in the brian picolo story..gary cooper as lou gehrig in pride of the yankees..ronald regan as the gipper in the knute rockne story..eight men out and field of dreams are 2 other sports movies that have various actors playing famous people..also forrest whitiker as charlie parker in bird, james stewart as glenn miller in the glenn miller story, and as charles lindbergh in the spirit of st. louis..
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 4 11:50
A lot of time and effort has gone into this, class.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 23 11:19
Awesome list!
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 23 13:47
Hillary Swank as "Brandon Teena" in Boys don't cry.
Posted: 1 year, 12 months ago at Sep 4 0:54
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 17 17:07
Wait, The Basketball Diaries and Catch Me If You Can ACTUALLY HAPPENED??? How come I've never heard of the events of either film?
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 27 17:07
There's also Hilary Swank as Brandon Teena in "Boys Don't Cry"; Michelle Pfeiffer as Louann Johnson in "Dangerous Minds"; Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn in "Coal Miner's Daughter"; Liam Neeson as Michael Collins and Alan Rickman as Eamon de Valera in "Michael Collins" and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie in "The Runaways"
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 17 21:06
One of the best lists in all Listal!

My sugestions: Isabelle Adjani as Camille Claudel, Isabelle Adjani as Adèle Hugo, Gérard Depardieu as Auguste Rodin, Anne Bancroft as Annie Sullivan, Patty Duke as Helen Keller, Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, Fred Astaire as Vernon Castle, Ginger Rogers as Irene Castle, Greer Garson as Marie Curie, Meryl Streep as Karen Blixen (...)
Posted: 7 months ago at Feb 2 16:09
American Hustle-Christian Bale as Irving Rosenfeld
Posted: 6 months, 2 weeks ago at Feb 16 15:06
The Butler...
Posted: 6 months ago at Mar 5 23:32
Surprised not to see Jamie Foxx/Ray Charles
Posted: 5 months, 4 weeks ago at Mar 6 15:29
worst: Penn in gangster squad.
Posted: 4 months ago at May 4 17:22
very well done
Posted: 2 months, 3 weeks ago at Jun 11 16:20
This a very good and interesting list ! Keep up the good work !
Posted: 2 months ago at Jun 27 19:07
This is one of the best lists I've ever seen on Listal! It would only benefit from these additions:

Amadeus (1984)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
The Elephant Man (1980)
Serpico (1973)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Sergeant York (1941)
Posted: 1 month, 1 week ago at Jul 21 14:42
Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate and as Stephen Hawking in Hawking.

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