Actors Who Look Exactly Like The Historical Figures They Played In Movies

When it comes to making a biopic of an icon, there are many things at stake. Sure, the actor or actress has to be superb, but casting experts and makeup artists also play an essential role in transforming these actors into the iconic figures they are about to portray. Whether it’s Nelson Mandela, Anne Frank, or Steve Jobs, viewers sure love to watch the tiniest details about our icons through biopics. Check out some of the actors that resemble the most with the people they were cast to play.

Michelle Williams – Marilyn Monroe

As intimidating as it looks to take on the role of Marilyn Monroe, Michelle Williams actually did an incredible job of making it look pretty easy. An iconic beauty actress, model, and overall influence in pop culture, Monroe’s life was portrayed in the historical drama My Week With Marilyn of 2011.

Williams was sure to be very meticulous about Monroe’s persona, gestures, and voice, which was paired with her classic blond hair and make up that made her look exactly like Monroe.

Andre 3000 – Jimi Hendrix

One of the most admired rock musicians of all time, Jimi Hendrix, left a legacy in the world of music that can never be replaced. In the 2013’s biopic named Jimi: All Is By My Side, Andre “3000” Benjamin was allowed to showcase Hendrix’s evolution from a guitar artist that no one paid attention to, to one of the most influential rock legends in the world.

Andre 3000 is mostly known for his band “Outkast”, a hip hop band that has also made a name for itself. But as he played Hendrix, it’s impossible not to think that the artist could really make it in the acting industry.

Hannah Taylor-Gordon – Anne Frank

Almost all of us have seen a picture of Anne Frank, be it on purpose or accidentally. For that reason, it must have been tough to cast the right person to portray such an iconic young woman. But Hannah Taylor-Gordon was cast for the mini-series Anne Frank: The Whole Story and was deemed as the perfect actress to play the part.

While Taylor-Gordon actually did resemble Anne Frank, she also did an outstanding job in trying to understand who Anne Frank really was, and to portray that to viewers.

Renée Zellweger – Judy Garland

Judy Garland is not an easy person to replicate. Not that anyone is, but the American Sweetheart had something very particular about her. She became known after her performance in The Wizard of Oz in 1939. In 2019, Hollywood decided it was time to celebrate her life and the legacy she has left behind.

Renée Zellweger was cast to portray her, and we must say that she did an incredible job. She also looked really similar to the icon, while capturing the little things that made her personality unique. After the role, Zellweger received several nominations, winning a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe, and of course, an Oscar.