32 actors are similar. Does not look like famous people

Tom Hanks looked nothing like Mister Rogers.

Recently, Variety reported that Rooney Mara will portray the iconic Audrey Hepburn in an upcoming biopic film.

Rooney Mara to play Audrey Hepburn in Apple Biopic Directed by Luca Guadagnino https://t.co/ijlisHWhab

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And if my opinion counts, it’s seriously one of the best casting choices Hollywood has ever made – I mean, look at this comparison! Rooney is basically Audrey’s clone!

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This made me think of all the TV / movie biographies out there, and the good vs. bad casting choices Hollywood has made. So here are some actors who looked * just * like the famous people they portrayed, and actors who did not:

LOST THE BRAND: This is how Rami Malek looked like Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018):

This is what the real Freddie Mercury looked like:

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HIT MARKED: This is how Kristen Stewart looked like Joan Jett in The Runaways (2010):

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This is what the real Joan Jett looks like:

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LOST THE BRAND: This is how Zoe Saldana looked like Nina Simone in Nina (2016):

This is what the real Nina Simone looked like:

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HIT BRAND: This is how Denzel Washington looked like Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992):

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This is what the real Malcolm X looked like:

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LOST THE BRAND: This is how Javier Bardem looked like Desi Arnaz in To be Ricardo’s (2021):

This is what the real Desi Arnaz looked like:

HIT THE MARK: This is how Viola Davis looks like Michelle Obama in the upcoming miniseries The first lady (2022):

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This is what the real Michelle Obama looks like:

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LOST THE BRAND: This is how Madonna looked like Eva Perón in Avoid (1996):

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This is what the real Eva Perón looked like:

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HIT BRAND: This is how Jessica Chastain looked like Tammy Faye Bakker in Tammy Faye’s eyes (2021):

Spotlights / Courtesy of Everett Collection

This is what the real Tammy Faye Bakker looked like:

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LOST THE BRAND: This is how Diana Ross looked like Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues (1972):

This is what the real Billie Holiday looked like:

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HIT BRAND: This is how Taron Egerton looked like Elton John in Rocket man (2019):

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This is what the real Elton John looks like:

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LOST THE BRAND: This is how Martin Sheen looked like John F. Kennedy in Kennedy (1983):

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This is what the real John F. Kennedy looked like:

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HIT BRAND: This is how Sterling K. Brown looked like Christopher Darden in The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story (2016):

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This is what the real Christopher Darden looks like:

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LOST THE BRAND: This is how Jessica Lange looked like Joan Crawford in Feud: Bette and Joan (2017):

This is what the real Joan Crawford looked like:

HIT MARKED: This is how Drey Barrymore looked like Edith Bouvier Beale in Gray Garden (2009):

This is what the real Edith Bouvier Beale looked like:

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LOST THE BRAND: This is how Tom Hanks looked like Mister Rogers in A beautiful day in the neighborhood (2019):

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This is what the real Mister Rogers looked like:

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HIT MARKED: This is how Lil Mama looked like Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in CrazySexyCool: The TLC story (2013):

This is what the real Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes looked like:

LOST THE BRAND: This is how Angelina Jolie looked like Gia Carangi in Family (1998):

This is what the real Gia Carangi looked like:

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ADVICE BRAND: This is how Halle Berry looked like Dorothy Dandridge in We present Dorothy Dandridge (1999):

HBO / Courtesy of Everett Collection

This is what the real Dorothy Dandridge looked like:

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LOST THE BRAND: This is how Eddie Murphy looked like Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite is my name (2019):

Netflix / with permission from the Everett Collection

This is what the real Rudy Ray Moore looked like:

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HIT MARKED: This is how Lily James looks like Pamela Anderson in the upcoming series Pam and Tommy (2022):

Hulu

The miniseries will start streaming on Hulu on February 2, 2022.

This is what the real Pamela Anderson looks like:

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LOST THE BRAND: This is how Aaron Taylor-Johnson looked like John Lennon in Nowhere boy (2009):

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This is what the real John Lennon looked like:

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HIT MARKED: This is how Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) looked like Chuck Berry in Cadillac Records (2008):

Sony pictures released / with permission from the Everett Collection

This is what the real Chuck Berry looked like:

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LOST THE BRAND: This is how Beyoncé looked like Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008):

Sony Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

This is what the real Etta James looked like:

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HIT MARKED: This is how Daniel Day-Lewis looked like Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (2012):

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This is what the real Abraham Lincoln looked like:

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LOST THE BRAND: This is how Lindsay Lohan looked like Elizabeth Taylor in Liz and Dick (2013):

This is what the real Elizabeth Taylor looked like:

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HIT BRAND: This is how Uzo Aduba looked like Shirley Chisholm in Mrs. America (2020):

This is what the real Shirley Chisholm looked like:

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LOST THE BRAND: How Leonardo DiCaprio Looked Like Howard Hughes in The aviator (2004):

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This is what the real Howard Hughes looked like:

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HIT BRAND: This is how Jennifer Lopez looked like Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in Selena (1997):

Warner Bros. Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

This is what the real Selena Quintanilla-Pérez looked like:

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LOST THE BRAND: This is how John Cusack looked like Richard Nixon in Butleren (2013):

This is what the real Richard Nixon looked like:

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HIT BRAND: This is how Leslie Odom Jr. looked. out as Sam Cooke in A night in Miami … (2020):

Amazon Studios / with permission from the Everett Collection

This is what the real Sam Cooke looked like:

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LOST THE BRAND: This is how Meryl Streep looked like Florence Foster Jenkins in Florence Foster Jenkins (2016):

Paramount Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

This is what the real Florence Foster Jenkins looked like:

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AND THE HIT BRAND: This is how Renée Zellweger looked like Judy Garland in Judy (2019):

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This is what the real Judy Garland looked like:

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If * you * could cast an actor to portray a famous person in a TV / movie biography, who would it be? Tell us in the comments below!

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