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Side-by-Side: Biographical Subjects and the Actors Who Played Them

From presidents and kings to psychopaths and killers, here’s a collection of stunning likenesses between actors and the famous (and infamous) people they portray.

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Biographical movies featuring actors playing real-life people have been a Hollywood staple practically since the invention of film. Of course, it helps if the actor looks a lot like the person they’re playing.

Scroll through the gallery below to see over 100 great examples of actors looking nearly identical to the people they’re impersonating.


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Be sure to head over to our biography genre page to read more about films based on real people.

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