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Famous People vs. the Actors Who Played Them

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People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
Adrift (2018)
Shailene Woodley as Tami Oldham (an author and sailor.With her fiancee Richard Sharp,set out on a journey across the ocean in 1983 and sailed directly into a hurricane)

People who added this item 274 Average listal rating (197 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Darkest Hour (2017)
Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill (a British statesman,army officer and writer, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.Over the course of his career as a Member of Parliament (MP), he represented five constituencies in both England and Scotland. During his time as Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to an allied victory in the Second World War.He was Conservative Party leader from 1940 to 1955. In 1953, Churchill won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his lifetime body of work, the prize cited "his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values)

People who added this item 403 Average listal rating (269 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
James Franco as Tommy Wiseau (a European–American actor, writer, director and filmmaker.He produced, directed, and starred in the 2003 cult film The Room, which has been described by many critics as one of the worst movies ever made and has gained cult film status)

People who added this item 383 Average listal rating (279 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
I, Tonya (2017)
Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding (a retired American figure skater. She was the 1991 and 1994 U.S. champion before being stripped of her 1994 title,and 1991 World silver medalist.Harding is also a two-time Olympian and a two-time Skate America Champion.In 1991,she first earned distinction as being the first American woman to successfully land a triple Axel in competition,and only the second woman to ever do so in history)

People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Miles Teller as Vinny Pazienza (n American former professional boxer who held world titles at lightweight and light middleweight)

People who added this item 137 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Loving (2016)
Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving (an interaccial couple who made history when their fight for the state of Virginia to recognize their interracial marriage made it all the way to the Supreme Court in 1967)

People who added this item 563 Average listal rating (417 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Andrew Garfield as Desmond T. Doss (s a United States Army corporal who served as a combat medic with an infantry company in World War II. After distinguishing himself in the Battle of Okinawa, he became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor for actions above and beyond the call of duty. He is also the only conscientious objector to receive the medal during World War II)

People who added this item 370 Average listal rating (266 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Sully (2016)
Tom Hanks as Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (an American retired airline captain celebrated for the January 15,2009 water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River off Manhattan after the plane was disabled by striking a flock of Canada geese immediately after takeoff)

People who added this item 128 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight (an American farmer, soldier and Southern Unionist in Mississippi, best known as the leader of the Knight Company,a band of Confederate army deserters who resisted the Confederacy during the Civil War)

People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
Genius (2016)
Colin Firth as Maxwell Perkins (an American book editor, best remembered for discovering authors Ernest Hemingway,F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe)

People who added this item 148 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Tina Fey as Kim Barker (a journalist who started reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan in the early 2000s)

People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Taron Egerton as Eddie The Eagle Edwards (a British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor since 1929 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping,finishing last in the 70 m and 90 m events)

People who added this item 268 Average listal rating (185 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Founder (2016)
Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc (an American businessman.He joined McDonald's in 1954 and built it into the most successful fast food corporation in the world)

People who added this item 301 Average listal rating (188 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Jackie (2016)
Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy ( the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963)

People who added this item 298 Average listal rating (173 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Snowden (2016)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden (an American computer professional, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, and former contractor for the United States government, who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 without prior authorization. His disclosures revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many run by the NSA and the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance, with the cooperation of telecommunication companies and European governments)

Tom Hidleston as Hank Williams (an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century)

People who added this item 120 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
Dev Patel as Srinivasa Ramanujan (an Indian mathematician and autodidact who lived during the British Raj.Though he had almost no formal training in pure mathematics,he made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis,number theory,infinite series and continued fractions)

People who added this item 358 Average listal rating (226 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Joy (2015)
Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano (an American inventor, businesswoman, and entrepreneur known for inventions such as the self-wringing Miracle Mop.She is the president of Ingenious Designs, LLC, and appears regularly on the US television shopping channel HSN)

People who added this item 157 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Concussion (2015)
Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu (a Nigerian-American physician, forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist who was the first to discover and publish findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players while working at the Allegheny County Coroner's Office in Pittsburgh.He later became the chief medical examiner for San Joaquin County, California,and is a professor at the University of California,Davis, Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)

People who added this item 517 Average listal rating (356 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Tom Hanks as James B. Donovan (an American lawyer, United States Navy officer, and political negotiator.
Donovan is widely known for negotiating the 1960–1962 exchange of captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Soviet spy Rudolf Abel,and for negotiating the 1962 release and return of nearly 10,000 prisoners held by Cuba after the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion)

People who added this item 360 Average listal rating (236 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Black Mass (2015)
Johnny Depp as James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger(an Irish-American former organized crime boss of the Winter Hill Gang in Boston.[1][2] United States federal prosecutors indicted Bulger for 19 murders based on grand jury testimony from Kevin Weeks and other former associates)

People who added this item 294 Average listal rating (195 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Walk (2015)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit (a French high-wire artist who gained fame for his high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City,on the morning of August 7, 1974)

People who added this item 501 Average listal rating (334 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Eddie Redmayne as Lili Ilse Elvenes,better known as Lili Elbe (a Danish transgender woman and one of the first identifiable recipients of sex reassignment surgery.Elbe was born Einar Magnus Andreas Wegener and was a successful painter under that name. She also presented as Lili (sometimes spelled Lily) and was publicly introduced as Einar's sister.After successfully transitioning in 1930,she made a legal name change to Lili Ilse Elvenes and stopped painting altogether)

People who added this item 255 Average listal rating (151 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Trumbo (2015)
Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo (an American screenwriter and novelist, who scripted films including Roman Holiday, Exodus, Spartacus, and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. One of the Hollywood Ten, he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 during the committee's investigation of Communist influences in the motion picture industry. He was subsequently blacklisted by that industry)

People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong (an American former professional road racing cyclist. He is the 1993 Elite Men's Road Race World Champion, and he had won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005, but was stripped of his Tour de France victories in 2012 after a protracted doping scandal)

People who added this item 115 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fisher ( an American chess grandmaster, the eleventh World Chess Champion. Many consider him the greatest chess player of all time. In 1972, he captured the World Chess Championship from Boris Spassky of the USSR in a match held in Reykjavík, Iceland, publicized as a Cold War confrontation which attracted more worldwide interest than any chess championship before or since)

People who added this item 159 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Love & Mercy (2014)
Paul Dano and John Cusack as Brian Wilson (an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys. After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group.Because of his unorthodox approaches to song composition and arrangement and mastery of recording techniques, he is widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative and influential creative forces in popular music by critics and musicians alike)

People who added this item 1275 Average listal rating (842 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing (a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner.He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer.Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence)

People who added this item 925 Average listal rating (625 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle ( a United States Navy SEAL, and proclaimed most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, having accumulated 160 confirmed kills out of 255 probable kills. These claims are based on individual shooter logs, filled out at the end of a mission, and reported by higher command. U.S. Special Operations Command treats sniper kill counts as unofficial)

People who added this item 348 Average listal rating (235 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Unbroken (2014)
Jack O'Connell as Louis Zamperini (an American prisoner of war survivor in World War II, a Christian inspirational speaker, and an Olympic distance runner)

People who added this item 1056 Average listal rating (685 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking (an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.Among his significant scientific works have been a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set forth a cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics)

People who added this item 536 Average listal rating (323 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Big Eyes (2014)
Amy Adams as Margaret Keane (born Peggy Doris Hawkins)
(an American artist, who mainly paints women, children, and animals in oil or mixed media)

People who added this item 489 Average listal rating (319 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Foxcatcher (2014)
Steve Carell as John Du Pont (an heir to the Du Pont family fortune and a convicted murderer.He was an ornithologist (publishing several books on birds), conchologist, philatelist, coach, and sports enthusiast. As a philanthropist, he founded and directed the Delaware Museum of Natural History, which opened in 1972. He also contributed to Villanova University and other institutions)



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Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum as Mark and David Shultz

People who added this item 361 Average listal rating (216 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Selma (2015)
David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King,Jr ( an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs)

People who added this item 453 Average listal rating (292 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
Wild (2014)
Reese Whitherspoon as Cheryl Strayed (an American memoirist, novelist and essayist. Strayed's personal essays have been published widely in national magazines and journals and have twice been selected for inclusion in The Best American Essays)

People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Rosewater (2014)
Gael Garcia Bernal as Maziar Bahari(an Iranian Canadian journalist, film maker and human rights activist.He was a reporter for Newsweek from 1998 to 2011.Bahari was incarcerated by the Iranian government from June 2009 to October 20, 2009,and has written a New York Times best seller family memoir, Then They Came for Me and made a documentary film To Light a Candle on same subject)

People who added this item 103 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Get on Up (2014)
Luke Chadwick as James Brown(an American singer. One of the founding fathers of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as "The Godfather of Soul". In a career that spanned six decades, Brown influenced the development of several music genres)

People who added this item 140 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Jeremy Renner as Gary Webb ( an American investigative reporter best known for his 1996 Dark Alliance series of articles (about CIA involvement in cocaine trafficking into the US) written for the San Jose Mercury News and later published as a book. In the three-part series, Webb investigated Nicaraguans linked to the CIA-backed Contras who had smuggled cocaine into the U.S. Their smuggled cocaine was distributed as crack cocaine in Los Angeles, with the profits funneled back to the Contras. Webb also alleged that this influx of Nicaraguan-supplied cocaine sparked, and significantly fueled, the widespread crack cocaine epidemic that swept through many U.S. cities during the 1980s. According to Webb, the CIA was aware of the cocaine transactions and the large shipments of drugs into the U.S. by Contra personnel. Webb charged that the Reagan administration shielded inner-city drug dealers from prosecution in order to raise money for the Contras, especially after Congress passed the Boland Amendment, which prohibited direct Contra funding)

People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.7
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 323 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 623 Average listal rating (406 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 157 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5
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 284 Average listal rating (132 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange ( is an Australian publisher and journalist. He is known as the editor-in-chief of the website WikiLeaks, which he co-founded in 2006 after an earlier career in hacking and programming)


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People who added this item 458 Average listal rating (308 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Lone Survivor (2014)
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 1139 Average listal rating (767 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
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 403 Average listal rating (268 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 771 Average listal rating (532 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
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)



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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 9 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Monica Z (2013)
Edda Magnason as Monica Zetterlund (a Swedish actress and singer)

People who added this item 1964 Average listal rating (1295 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
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 865 Average listal rating (613 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
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)



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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)

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