More Biopic Actors and Their Real-Life Counterparts

Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams in My Week With Marilyn)

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 doppelgangers. 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.

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)

Selena Quintanilla Perez (Jennifer Lopez in Selena)

Julia Child (Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia)

James Dean (James Franco in James Dean)

via [reddit]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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