These Side By Side Comparisons of Actors and the Real People They Played Will Blow Your Mind
Hair and makeup help, but some of these actors were clearly meant to play these roles.
It's no small task for an actor to take on the challenge of playing a real person. From politicians to musicians to visionary entrepreneurs, biopics have long been a Hollywood staple. They're also award season bait — in the past 20 years, one in three actors who won an Oscar did so for playing a real person (via Buzzfeed).
It takes a good hair and makeup team to transform an actor into an iconic figure, but that actor must also possess a certain spark of the original in order to make his performance truly memorable.
Below, check out some of the most incredible side by side comparisons of actors and the real people they played. (And head over here for the ladies.)