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


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.

 

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  • Julie
    Julie

    Still better than Minka Kelly.

  • Julie
    Julie

    See Lifetime, HBO chooses REAL ACTORS for their movies.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Bill Murray for Oscar!

  • Julie
    Julie

    They really look like each other a lot, but I have serious doubts about Ashton's acting talent.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Don't screw up, or the angels will kill you.

  • Julie
    Julie

    I think she will be better than Reese Witherspoon. Too bad it's only a TV movie.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Can't wait!

  • Julie
    Julie

    The Butler sounds so exciting. So many actors playing so many important people.

  • Julie
    Julie

    AMAZING!

  • Julie
    Julie

    I want to see the pictures first, but I think Scarlett can do this .

  • Julie
    Julie

    I am still in shock that she will portrait this legend, but the movie is sure gonna bring a lot of rating for Lifetime.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Hope she won't screw up.

  • InsertNameHere
    InsertNameHere

    Oh my god, who the fuck gave her that role, she's hot but she looks nothing like her

  • Agatha Sissons
    Agatha Sissons

    I am a huge huge fan of both Jewel and June Carter! Honestly, to my ears, both of these ladies have a SWEET HEAVENLY ANGELIC VOICE which is such a comfort and consolation to listen to especially before going to bed or if you have some kind of constant troubles in life! Jewel is the most beautiful girl inside and out (Should be noted as the MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL because she is!) So is the gentle yet strong beautiful June Carter! Jewel a pure country rooted who loves the real nature of the sweet country side. To have JEWEL to play June Carter Cash is the BEST and RIGHT choice that ever happened!!! I already looking forward so much into this. Jewel and June, the most inspiring women in my LIfe! ~♥~

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  • sona
    sona

    i absolutely love this movie!!!