32 actors look like this, not like famous people

Tom Hanks looked nothing like Mr. Rogers.



Lately variety reported that Rooney Mara will play the iconic Audrey Hepburn in the upcoming biopic.

Rooney Mara will play Audrey Hepburn in Apple biopic directed by Luca Guadagnino https://t.co/ijlisHWhab

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And if my opinion matters, this is truly one of the best castings Hollywood has ever done – I mean, look at this comparison! Rooney is essentially an Audrey clone!



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It got me thinking about all the biopics and TV series, and the good and bad cast that Hollywood has made. So here are some actors who looked * just * like the famous people they portrayed, and actors who look completely different:

PRIME: what Rami Malek looked like as Freddie Mercury in the film Bohemian Rhapsody (2018):



What the real Freddie Mercury looked like:

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GET THE MARK: What Kristen Stewart looked like as Joan Jett in the movie Runaways (2010):



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What the real Joan Jett looks like:

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LOST: What Zoe Saldana looked like as Nina Simone in the movie Nina (2016):

What the real Nina Simone looked like:

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GET THE MARK: What Denzel Washington looked like as Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992):

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What the real Malcolm X looked like:

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PRIME: what Javier Bardem looked like as Desi Arnaz in the film Be Ricardo (2021):

What the real Desi Arnaz looked like:

HIT THE MARK: What Viola Davis Looks Like As Michelle Obama In Upcoming Miniseries First lady (2022):

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What the real Michelle Obama looks like:

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MISS: what Madonna looked like in the image of Eva Peron in Evita (1996):

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What the real Eva Peron looked like:

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GET THE MARK: How Jessica Chastain looked as Tammy Faye Bakker in the movie Tammy Fay’s eyes (2021):

Searchlight Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Tammy Fay Bakker looked like:

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LOST: How Diana Ross looked as Billie Holiday in Lady sings the blues (1972):

What the real Billie Holiday looked like:

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GET THE MARK: What Taron Egerton looked like as Elton John in Rocket man (2019):

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What the real Elton John looks like:

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PRIME: What Martin Sheen looked like as John F. Kennedy in Kennedy (1983):

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What the real John F. Kennedy looked like:

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JOIN THE MARK: What Sterling K. Brown looked like as Christopher Darden in People vs. O. Jay Simpson: An American Crime Story (2016):

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What the real Christopher Darden looks like:

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LOST: what Jessica Lange looked like as Joan Crawford in the movie Feud: Bette and Joan (2017):

What the real Joan Crawford looked like:

GET THE MARK: What Dray Barrymore looked like as Edith Bouvier Biel in the film Gray gardens (2009):

What the real Edith Bouvier Beale looked like:

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PRIME: What Tom Hanks looked like as Mr. Rogers in Lovely day next door (2019):

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What the real Mr. Rogers looked like:

Bettmann / Bettmann Archives / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: how Lil Mama looked like Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez in CrazySexyCool: the history of TLC (2013):

What the real Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez looked like:

Miss: how Angelina Jolie looked as Gia Carangi in the movie Jia (1998):

What the real Gia Carangi looked like:

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GET IN THE MARK: How Halle Berry looked like Dorothy Dandridge in the movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999):

HBO / Courtesy Everett Collection

What the real Dorothy Dandridge looked like:

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LOST: what Eddie Murphy looked like as Rudy Ray Moore in Will do my name (2019):

Netflix / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Rudy Ray Moore looked like:

Michael Oaks Archives / Getty Images

HIT THE MARK: How Lily James Looks Like Pamela Anderson In Upcoming Series Pam and tommy (2022):

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The miniseries will begin airing on Hulu on February 2, 2022.

What the real Pamela Anderson looks like:

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PRIME: What Aaron Taylor-Johnson looked like as John Lennon in Boy out of nowhere (2009):

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What the real John Lennon looked like:

Michael Oaks Archives / Getty Images

GET THE MARK: What Yasin Bey (formerly Mos Def) looked like as Chuck Berry in Cadillac records (2008):

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What the real Chuck Berry looked like:

Michael Oaks Archives / Getty Images

MISS: what Beyoncé looked like as Etta James in Cadillac records (2008):

Sony Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Etta James looked like:

Michael Oaks Archives / Getty Images

GET THE MARK: What Daniel Day-Lewis looked like as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (2012):

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What the real Abraham Lincoln looked like:

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LOST: What Lindsay Lohan looked like as Elizabeth Taylor in the movie Liz and dick (2013):

What the real Elizabeth Taylor looked like:

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GET THE MARK: What Ouzo Aduba looked like as Shirley Chisholm in Mrs America (2020):

What the real Shirley Chisholm looked like:

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PRIME: what Leonardo DiCaprio looked like as Howard Hughes in the film Pilot (2004):

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What the real Howard Hughes looked like:

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GET THE MARK: What Jennifer Lopez looked like as Selena Quintanilla-Perez in the movie Selena (1997):

Warner Bros. Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Selena Quintanilla-Perez looked like:

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PRIME: What John Cusack looked like as Richard Nixon in Butler (2013):

What the real Richard Nixon looked like:

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GET THE MARK: What Leslie Odom Jr looked like as Sam Cook in One night in Miami … (2020):

Amazon Studios / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Sam Cooke looked like:

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LOST: what Meryl Streep looked like as Florence Foster Jenkins in the movie Florence Foster Jenkins (2016):

Paramount Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Florence Foster Jenkins looked like:

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AND WIN TARGET: How Renee Zellweger looked like Judy Garland in the movie Judy (2019):

Roadside Attractions / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Judy Garland looked like:

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If * you * could choose an actor to play a famous person in a television / film biopic, who would it be? Let us know in the comments below!

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