32 Actors Look Like Don’t Look Like Famous People

Tom Hanks looked nothing like Mister Rogers.

Recently, Variety reported that Rooney Mara will be portraying the iconic Audrey Hepburn in an upcoming biopic movie.

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 got me thinking about all of the TV/movie biopics 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 totally didn’t:

MISSED THE MARK: What Rami Malek looked like as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018):

What the real Freddie Mercury looked like:


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HIT THE MARK: What Kristen Stewart looked like as Joan Jett in The Runaways (2010):


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What the real Joan Jett looks like:


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MISSED THE MARK: What Zoe Saldana looked like as Nina Simone in Nina (2016):

What the real Nina Simone looked like:


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HIT THE MARK: What Denzel Washington looked like as Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992):


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What the real Malcolm X looked like:


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MISSED THE MARK: What Javier Bardem looked like as Desi Arnaz in Being the Ricardos (2021):

What the real Desi Arnaz looked like:

HIT THE MARK: What Viola Davis looks like as Michelle Obama in the upcoming miniseries The First Lady (2022):


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What the real Michelle Obama looks like:


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MISSED THE MARK: What Madonna looked like as Eva Perón in Evita (1996):


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What the real Eva Perón looked like:


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HIT THE MARK: What Jessica Chastain looked like as Tammy Faye Bakker in The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021):


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What the real Tammy Faye Bakker looked like:


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MISSED THE MARK: What Diana Ross looked like as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues (1972):

What the real Billie Holiday looked like:


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HIT THE MARK: What Taron Egerton looked like as Elton John in Rocketman (2019):


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What the real Elton John looks like:


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MISSED THE MARK: What Martin Sheen looked like as John F. Kennedy in Kennedy (1983):


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What the real John F. Kennedy looked like:


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HIT THE MARK: What Sterling K. Brown looked like as Christopher Darden in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016):


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What the real Christopher Darden looks like:


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MISSED THE MARK: What Jessica Lange looked like as Joan Crawford in Feud: Bette and Joan (2017):

What the real Joan Crawford looked like:

HIT THE MARK: What Drey Barrymore looked like as Edith Bouvier Beale in Grey Gardens (2009):

What the real Edith Bouvier Beale looked like:


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MISSED THE MARK: What Tom Hanks looked like as Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019):


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What the real Mister Rogers looked like:


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HIT THE MARK: What Lil Mama looked like as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story (2013):

What the real Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes looked like:

MISSED THE MARK: What Angelina Jolie looked like as Gia Carangi in Gia (1998):

What the real Gia Carangi looked like:


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HIT THE MARK: What Halle Berry looked like as Dorothy Dandridge in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999):


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What the real Dorothy Dandridge looked like:


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MISSED THE MARK: What Eddie Murphy looked like as Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite Is My Name (2019):


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What the real Rudy Ray Moore looked like:


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HIT THE MARK: What Lily James looks like as Pamela Anderson in the upcoming series Pam & Tommy (2022):


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The miniseries starts streaming on Hulu on Feb. 2, 2022.

What the real Pamela Anderson looks like:


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MISSED THE MARK: What Aaron Taylor-Johnson looked like as John Lennon in Nowhere Boy (2009):


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What the real John Lennon looked like:


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HIT THE MARK: What Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) looked like as Chuck Berry in Cadillac Records (2008):


Sony Pictures Releasing / Courtesy of Everett Collection

What the real Chuck Berry looked like:


Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

MISSED THE MARK: What Beyoncé looked like as Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008):


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What the real Etta James looked like:


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HIT THE MARK: What Daniel Day-Lewis looked like as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (2012):


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What the real Abraham Lincoln looked like:


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MISSED THE MARK: What Lindsay Lohan looked like as Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick (2013):

What the real Elizabeth Taylor looked like:


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HIT THE MARK: What Uzo Aduba looked like as Shirley Chisholm in Mrs. America (2020):

What the real Shirley Chisholm looked like:


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MISSED THE MARK: What Leonardo DiCaprio looked like as Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004):


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What the real Howard Hughes looked like:


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HIT THE MARK: What Jennifer Lopez looked like as Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in Selena (1997):


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What the real Selena Quintanilla-Pérez looked like:


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MISSED THE MARK: What John Cusack looked like as Richard Nixon in The Butler (2013):

What the real Richard Nixon looked like:


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HIT THE MARK: What Leslie Odom Jr. looked like as Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami… (2020):


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What the real Sam Cooke looked like:


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MISSED THE MARK: What Meryl Streep looked like as Florence Foster Jenkins in Florence Foster Jenkins (2016):


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What the real Florence Foster Jenkins looked like:


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And HIT THE MARK: What Renée Zellweger looked like as Judy Garland in Judy (2019):


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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 biopic, who would it be? Let us know in the comments below!

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