Here Is Your Massive List Of Side-By-Side Comparisons Of Biopic Actors And Their Real-Life Counterparts

We know actors are capable of incredible feats of mimicry, and their ability to possess another person’s characteristics so completely is almost magical. 2012 TV movie Game Change, which was about Sarah Palin’s rise in popularity during the 2008 election, may not have gotten a lot of press, but it did do a wonderful job showing off Julianne Moore’s amazing transformation into the vice presidential candidate. Check it out:

Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore in Game Change)

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You can barely tell them apart! Below are some more side-by-side comparisons of actors and their real-life counterparts, compiled by Reddit user banana_rhino:

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

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Aaron Ralston (James Franco in 127 Hours)

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Aileen Wuornos (Charlize Theron in Monster)

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Alexander The Great (Colin Farrell in Alexander)

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Allen Ginsberg (James Franco in Howl)

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Andy Kaufman (Jim Carrey in Man On The Moon)

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Bettie Page (Gretchen Mol, The Notorious Bettie Page)

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Billy Beane (Brad Pitt in Moneyball)

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Bob Dylan (Cate Blanchett in I’m Not There)

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Buddy Holly (Gary Busey in The Buddy Holly Story)

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Charlie Chaplin (Robert Downey Jr. in Chaplin)

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Chopper Reid (Eric Bana in Chopper)

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Claus Von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise in Valkyrie)

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Coco Chanel (Audrey Tautou in Coco Before Chanel)

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Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin (Jeff Daniels in Gettysburg)

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Condoleezza Rice (Thandie Newton in W.)

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David Frost (Michael Sheen in Frost/Nixon)

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Dean Martin (Joe Mantega in The Rat Pack)

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Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack in The Raven)

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Elvis Presley (Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Elvis)

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Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich)

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Ernesto Che Guevara (Benicio Del Toro in Che)

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Eva Peron (Madonna in Evita)

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Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek in Frida)

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General George S. Patton Jr. (George C. Scott in Patton)

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Genghis Khan (John Wayne in The Conquerer)

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George W. Bush (Josh Brolin in W.)

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Harry S. Truman (Gary Sinise in Truman)

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Harvey Milk (Sean Penn in Milk)

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Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio in The Aviator)

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Ian Curtis (Sam Riley in Control)

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Ian Dury (Andy Serkis in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll)

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Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland)

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Jackson Pollock (Ed Harris in Pollock)

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James Dean (James Franco in James Dean)

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James R. ‘Jimmy’ Hoffa (Jack Nicholson in Hoffa)

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Jerry Lee Lewis (Dennis Quaid in Great Balls of Fire!)

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Jim Morrison (Val Kilmer in The Doors)

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Julia Child (Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia)

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King George VI (Colin Firth in The King’s Speech)

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Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman in JFK)

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Malcolm X (Denzel Washington in Malcolm X)

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Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady)

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Mariane Pearl (Angelina Jolie in A Mighty Heart)

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Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams in My Week With Marilyn)

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Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network)

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Muhammad Ali (Will Smith in Ali)

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Ned Kelly (Heath Ledger in Ned Kelly)

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Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman in Invictus)

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Oscar Wilde (Stephen Fry in Wilde)

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Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson in Schindler’s List)

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Pablo Picasso (Anthony Hopkins in Surviving Picasso)

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Peter Sellers (Geoffrey Rush in The Life & Death Of Peter Sellers

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Ray Charles (Jamie Foxx in Ray)

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Salvador Dali (Adrien Brody in Midnight in Paris)

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Sammy Davis Jr. (Don Cheadle in The Rat Pack)

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Selena Quintanilla Perez (Jennifer Lopez in Selena)

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Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman in Sid & Nancy)

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Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote)

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Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett in Veronica Guerin)

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Vincent Van Gogh (Kirk Douglas in Lust For Life)

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Adolf Hitler (Bruno Ganz, The Downfall)

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Steve Jobs

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Abraham Lincoln

01 - Abraham Lincoln

Alfred Hitchcock

02 - Alfred Hitchcock

Elizabeth Taylor

03 - Elizabeth Taylor

J. Edgar Hoover

04 - J Edgar Hoover

Ghandi

05 - Ghandi

Janet Leigh

06 - Janet Leigh

Jeff Buckley

07 - Jeff Buckley

Joan Jett

08 - Joan Jett

John Lennon

09 - John Lennon

Johnny Cash

10 - Johnny Cash

June Carter

11 - June Carter

Linda Lovelace

12 - Linda Lovelace

Queen Elizabeth

13 - Queen Elizabeth

 

(via Reddit)