January 03, 2015

Some Biopic Actors And Their Real-Life Counterparts



To do a full list of bio-pics would take a long time! The clip above is just about musicians.
I have covered some others at the link below.Several bio-pics were added recently - 'Diana', 'Grace Of Monaco', and 'Lone Survivor" just for starters. Whilst many of the movies were made with quite a bit of poetic licence the make-up artists and costume designers have really done a great job.

After sharing several juxtaposed portraits of biopic actors and their real-life counterparts through Imgur, Redditor banana_rhino is back with more images to compare and contrast their likeness. 

This new batch includes Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe, a young Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious, and Anthony Hopkins as Pablo Picasso. The collection also presents the unmistakable resemblances between Jim Morrison and Val Kilmer with long, wavy locks, not to mention the almost indistinguishable James Dean and James Franco.

Of course, not all actors are perfect doppelgängers. While Meryl Streep gained an Oscar nomination for her chameleon-like ability to channel the energy and presence of TV chef Julia Child, one is able to really see the difference in their physical features through their side-by-side portraits. Interestingly, there are still others who manage to emulate their counterpart's physical appearance through incredibly impeccable makeup, hairstyling, and costume design. In fact, it's hard to tell Cate Blanchett from the real Bob Dylan when she's fully made over in I'm Not There.

There are plenty more images over on Imgur, including Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich, Will Smith as Muhammad Ali, Sean Penn as Harvey Milk, Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, and Charlize Theron in her Oscar-winning role as Aileen Wuornos.

The list includes:
Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams  in My Week With Marilyn)
Bob Dylan (Cate Blanchett in I'm Not There)

Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network)

Coco Chanel (Audrey Tautou in Coco Before Chanel)

Jim Morrison (Val Kilmer in The Doors)

Jimi Hendrix (Andre 3000 in All Is By My Side)

Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman in Sid & Nancy)

Ray Charles (Jamie Foxx in Ray)

Salvador Dali (Adrien Brody in Midnight in Paris)

Vincent Van Gogh (Kirk Douglas in Lust For Life)

Pablo Picasso (Anthony Hopkins in Surviving Picasso)

Charlie Chaplin (Robert Downey Jr. in Chaplin)

Oscar Wilde (Stephen Fry in Wilde)

Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote)

Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson in Schindler's List)

Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman in Invictus)

Mariane Pearl (Angelina Jolie in A Mighty Heart)

Julia Child (Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia)

James Dean (James Franco in James Dean)
Grace Kelly  (Nicole Kidman in Grace Of Monaco)
Edith Piaf    (Marion Cottillard in La Vie En Rose)
Ingrid Bergman ( Gold Meir in A Woman Called Golda
Buddy Holly  (Gary Busey in The Buddy Holley Story)  
Frida Kalo  (Salam Hayek in Frida)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Gary Oldman in Immortal Beloved)

Malcolm X (Denzel Washington in Malcolm X)
Kevin Spacey (Bobby Darin in Beyond The Sea) 
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (Elvis - The Miniseries)



By Pinar
With thanks to MyModernMet 
Elvis: with many thanks to Classic Movie Stars
Here are some more - with many thanks to Qandly







Benedict Cumberbatch (as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game)
Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl (as James Hunt and Niki Lauda in Rush)
Angela Bassett (as Tina Turner in What's Love Got To Do with it?)
Sheridan Smith (as Cilla Black in Cilla)
Queen Latifa (as Bessie Smith in Bessie)
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones (as Stephen and Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything.)

Dame Helen Mirren (as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen.)

Meryl Streep (as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.)

Ashton Kutcher (as Steve Jobs in Jobs)

Ben Kingsley (as Ghandi in Ghandi.)

Daniel Day-Lewis (as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln.)

Bradley Cooper (as "American Sniper" Chris Kyle)

Some more with thanks to From The Grapevine:


Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins in "Florence Foster Jenkins"
Walter Matthau as Albert Einstein in "I.Q".
Natalie Portman as Jaqueline Kennedy in "Jackie".
Tom Hanks as Sully Sullenberger in "Sully".
Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash in "Walk The Line". 
Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst in "Suffragette".

Lots of Oscar winners above.

Some pictures previously cited in links below.

Here is the list of 2015 Oscar winners.                                                       
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