20 Astounding Actors Who Flawlessly Portrayed Historical Personalities

20 Astounding Actors Who Flawlessly Portrayed Historical Personalities

Biographical movies are by definition real journeys into the past, inhabited by real historical figures who experienced this world as keenly as we do today. Thanks to a mixture of strong acting abilities and modern make-up techniques, actors are increasingly offering near-flawless depictions of these legendary figures.

We picked some of the actors who’ve managed over the years to embody a particular historical or contemporary figure on-screen almost to perfection.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Steve Jobs played by Ashton Kutcher, Jobs.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Frida Kahlo played by Salma Hayek, Frida.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Mark Zuckerberg played by Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

 Elizabeth Taylor played by Lindsay Lohan, Liz & Dick.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Jimi Hendrix played by André Benjamin, All Is By My Side.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Coco Chanel  played by Audrey Tautou, Coco Before Chanel.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Salvador Dalí played by Adrien Brody, Midnight In Paris.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Marilyn Monroe played by Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Oscar Wilde played by Stephen Fry, Wilde.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Margaret Thatcher played by Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Pablo Picasso played by Anthony Hopkins, Surviving Picasso.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Selena Quintanilla played by Jennifer Lopez, Selena.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Bob Dylan played by Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Elizabeth II played by Helen Mirren, The Queen.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Abraham Lincoln played by Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Édith Piaf played by Marion Cotillard, La Vie en rose.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Jim Morrison played by Val Kilmer, The Doors.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Nelson Mandela played by Morgan Freeman, Invictus.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Vincent van Gogh played by Kirk Douglas, Lust for Life.

20 astounding actors who flawlessly portrayed historical personalities

Mohandas Gandhi played by Ben Kingsley, Gandhi.

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