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10 Iconic Individuals Compared To The Actors Who Portrayed Them

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10 Iconic Individuals Compared To The Actors Who Portrayed Them

Lets face it, in order for a biographical film to succeed its important the lead actor or actress bares a similar resemblance to the individual they are attempting to portray. For directors its certainly a challenging premise, finding someone whom audiences can look at and believe whilst pairing that with acting ability and talent.


In the following examples, you can be sure that not only were some of the best names in the acting business represented, they could even pass off for a stunt double on occasion. A tribute to the casting ability of the director, the wonder of makeup and their acting prowess which did justice to individual they were portraying.

Which of these doppelgangers and their performances are you most impressed by?

1. Bruno Ganz plays Adolf Hitler in Downfall

2. Robert Downey Jr plays Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin

3. Daniel Day‑Lewis plays Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln

4. Morgan Freeman plays Nelson Mandella in Invictus

5. Adrien Brody plays Salvador Dali in Midnight In Paris

6. Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady

7. Anthony Hopkins plays Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock

8. Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in Jobs

9. Hellen Mirren plays HM Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen

10. Cate Blanchett plays Bob Dylan in I'm Not There

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