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Historic People Vs Actors Who Played Them

Actors pretend to be other people. It’s what actors do. Sometimes they fail. Other times embody their characters so completely that you forget you’re watching a movie.


Here is list of the most accurate real-life portrayals to ever hit the silver screen.

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Hellen Mirren As HM Queen Elizabeth II In The Queen (2007)

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Jennifer Lopez As Selena Quintanilla-Pérez In Selena (1997)

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Val Kilmer As Jim Morrison In The Doors (1991)

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Ben Kingsley As Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi In Gandhi (1982)

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Jamie Foxx As Ray Charles In Ray (2004)

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Daniel Day‑Lewis As Abraham Lincoln In Lincoln (2012)

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Bruno Ganz As Adolf Hitler In Downfall (2004)

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Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs In Jobs (2013)

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Cate Blanchett As Bob Dylan In I’m Not There (2007)

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Meryl Streep As Margaret Thatcher In The Iron Lady (2011)

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Eddie Redmayne And Felicity Jones As Stephen Hawking With His Wife Jane Wilde In The Theory Of Everything (2014)

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Gary Oldman As Ludwig Van Beethoven In Immortal Beloved (1994)

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Robert Downey Jr. As Charlie Chaplin In Chaplin (1992)

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Charlize Theron As Aileen Wuornos In Monster (2003)

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Salma Hayek As Frida Kahlo In Frida (2002)

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