Celebs Who’ve Played Real-Life People (PHOTOS)

/ January 2, 2012

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This year has been full of celebs portraying real-life people. Up next, Meryl Streep will star as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, which will look at the life of the former UK Prime Minister and a focus on the price she paid for power.

In recent years, films based off of the lives of exceptional real-people people have proven to be huge successes, both with fans and with critics. Most recently, Michelle Williams starred as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn, while Brad Pitt played real-life general manager of the Oakland Athletics, Billy Beane in Moneyball.

Click through the gallery to check out more celebs who have played real people in movies.

One of the earliest award-winning biographical films was Erin Brockovich in 2000, which starred Julia Roberts as the environmental activist. Other award winners include Ali star Will Smith for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali, and Leonardo DiCaprio for his portrayal of aviation pioneer Howard Hughes in The Aviator.